Wednesday, March 28, 2007

Good (e)books cheap

The Oz Mystery Readers group on Yahoo has an interesting discussion going with Brian Kavanagh, a distinguished Australian film editor (His credits include The Chant of Jimmie Blacksmith) turned mystery novelist. I mention this for two reasons: One of Kavanagh's novels under discussion features one of my favorite works of art, The Bayeux Tapestry, and the novels' publisher, BeWrite Books, sells ebooks not only cheaply but in printable format.

That last feature is especially welcome and also rare, as far as I know. I've hesitated to download ebooks because I don't want to be restricted to a computer while reading. This way, I can read at my computer, then print out a couple of chapters to read on the way home and a few more to read in a hot bath. Just try doing that with your computer or ebook reader.

© Peter Rozovsky 2007

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Blogger sally906 said...

Hi Peter

I agree about the e-book - I have just been given one to review in this form (but is only a few dollars if I bought it) and I loved the fact I could have it in PDF form and just print out a couple of chapters and read it. I will have to look into doing this with more books.

March 28, 2007  
Blogger Peter said...

I'm still not sure I'll ever buy an ebook if I can obtain the same title as a book. But for books I cannot otherwise obtain, or for titles I must get my hands on at a moment's notice, the printable format will be a great help.

If we must have ebooks, I hope more publishers will follow BeWrite's lead.

March 28, 2007  

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