Buying e-books from Amazon and only Amazon
The rising popularity of e-books has led to an increasing number of sites to purchase your books. Some authors sell directly; some authors have formed cooperatives to market their books; some websites serve as large marketplaces and offer many indie produced books to the readers. Where should you go to buy your books?
As my dad often said when asked a question, “It all depends.” I have chosen to buy my e-books from Amazon and only Amazon and here’s why:

  1. The archive. I can keep active on my Kindle only what I’m reading. Everything else goes to the archive and out of my way until pulled back via Whispernet.
  2. The archive. If purchased from other sites, once a book is removed from your Kindle you have to reload from a computer or other storage device or perhaps the original website. There are websites and software you can use for compiling and storing your e-books, but I don’t need one more thing to manage.
  3. The archive. If I add a Kindle to my account, the user has instant access to every book I have purchased.
  4. Book updates. If an author/publisher updates a book (usually formatting, grammar, and spelling errors) Amazon will notify customers who previously purchased the book to let them know an updated version is available. The update is always at the customer’s option.
  5. Customer service. Amazon’s customer service is second to none. For a company with the volume of sales and customer service calls they have to receive, the complaints are minimal.

That’s the beginning of my list. Perhaps you have other reasons or a tale to tell about buying books from some other source. Leave us a comment on this post.
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Speaking of customer service. . .
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Cheap Reads – only 99 cents each
Only 99 cents each for the books below that have been featured on DailyCheapReads previously. The categories left to right: Christian fiction, historical fiction, and contemporary romance.

The Runaway Pastor’s Wife: What could possibly drive a pastor’s wife to run away from home? After years of frustration from life in a church fishbowl, Annie McGregor walks away from it all and boards a plane for Colorado.
Freedom’s Sword: In 1296, newly knighted by the King of the Scots, Andrew de Moray fights to defend his country against the forces of the ruthless invader, King Edward Longshanks of England. After a bloody defeat in battle, he is dragged in chains to an English dungeon.
Romeo, Romeo: Shades of “Adam’s Rib” … Maggie Kelly Romeo and Gian Romeo live, love and laugh as they play opposing roles in Kansas City’s courtrooms. But a vacancy on the bench proves disastrous when both are asked to apply …