My debut novel, Artemis Rising, is currently being released solely as an enhanced e-book. There are many reasons for this, which I’ve discussed here, but this has led to some questions of Artemis Rising’s availability. This post is to clear up some misconceptions of e-readers and e-books in general in terms of how they can be read.
Currently, Artemis Rising is available at the following venues:
- SpireHouse Books (Direct from my publisher, where you can download a PDF, epub or mobi file)
- Amazon (Kindle mobi file)
- Barnes and Noble (Nook epub file)
- Apple (Also available as an epub file in the iBookstore on iPhone, Touch, and iPad. Search for “Artemis Rising.”)
- Google eBookstore (Coming soon!)
- Kobo Books (Coming in about a week!)
The enhanced (interactive) features of Artemis Rising
- The novel has a hyperlinked table of contents. So unlike a paperback, you can flip to any chapter you want with the click of a button.
- The novel has a glossary of Portuguese phrases used throughout the book. Each word is hyperlinked, so you can click on them and it will take you instantly to that word in the glossary. Just hit the back button on your reader or app to zoom back to the page you were on and continue reading.
- The novel has external links to my website, the book trailer and to other sites where my readers can interact directly with me. Depending on the e-reader (it’s effortless on newer e-readers), you can simply click on the hyperlinks and your e-reader or app will open up a web browser and take you right to it.
Myth 1: I can’t read an e-book because I don’t have an e-reader device.
So not true! (And thank goodness!) That’s one of the greatest strengths of e-books and e-readers. There are so many applications and devices and programs available now that it’s hard not to find a workable solution for what you want.
Don’t have a Kindle? No problem. Just click on an appropriate option for you and learn more:
- Kindle for PC
- Kindle for iPhone
- Kindle for Android
- Kindle for Mac
- Kindle for Blackberry
- Or if you’ve finally decided to buy a Kindle, here’s some info on the latest models.
- Nook for iPad
- Nook for iPhone
- Nook for Android
- Nook for Mac
- Nook for PC
- Nook for Blackberry
- Or here’s some links if you want to spring for the latest NookColor or NookTouch.
Don’t have a Kobo? Read a Kobo book on your:
- Or if you want to buy the latest Kobo, here’s the stats on that: Kobo eReader Touch.
Don’t have an iPad? You can still access the iBookstore and read iBooks on:
Want to read a Google e-book? Google is associated with the iRiver Story HD e-reader, but you can pretty much read Google eBooks on anything:
Myth 2: I can’t read ebooks from other devices on my own device.
Mostly not true. There are a lot of ways to get around this if you’re an enterprising sort or if you have a geeky relative who can do it for you. =)
Here are some hacks for those of you with books in multiple libraries on multiple devices:
- How to read Kindle Books on your Nook
- How to use Calibre to convert almost an e-book’s file format to what you need (or whatever e-reader you want to read on)
- The ABCs of e-book format conversion: Easy Calibre tips (honestly, anyone who read e-books needs this free e-reader and conversion program)
- How to read your epub and PDF files on iBooks
- How to download Adobe Digital Editions e-reader for your PC or Mac (it’s free!)
- How to drag and drop your own documents onto a Kobo
- How to root your NookColor (in other words, you can unlock it’s potential as an Android device and use it like a mini-computer)
- 5 Tips on How to Use Your Smartphone to Read Ebooks Password Incorrect
Myth 3: I can’t read e-books. I need to feel paper in my hands and smell the musty pages of a real book.
Cheri’s Final Quick and Dirty E-Reader Advice