K. Dawn Byrd is an author of inspirational romance and romantic suspense with five books published to date...all in e-book versions. Here’s her take on the e-book phenomenon.
My first book published in e-format with Desert Breeze Publishing was in 2010. At the time, I felt like I was getting in on the ground floor of something great. I'd just learned how to download e-books to my BlackBerry and found that I loved reading them on the go. It was, and still is, wonderful to have dozens of books in one lightweight device that I always have with me. I've grown to love e-books so much that if a book doesn't come in E, I simply don't purchase it.
Publishing is changing at rapid rates. I've watched the market as publisher after publisher jumped on the e-book wagon. Some publishers publish only in E format. Kindles, Nooks, and every other e-book reader imaginable flew off the shelves in alarming rates this last December.
For those who love going green, e-books are the answer to conserving resources. Can you imagine how many trees have been saved? In addition, I hate to think of books ever ending up in the landfill, but it does happen. Since gasoline is so expensive, everyone is trying to conserve. It's nice to have access to millions of books with just the simple push of a button.
E-books are so convenient. I enjoy reading in bed and can now do so without turning on a lamp. I don't have to worry about disturbing my husband while I read and it's nice to pack light on vacation because all my books are in my Blackberry. When the power was off at my house for over thirty hours last winter due to a snowstorm, I was able to occupy myself by reading on my Blackberry.
I can't imagine the world without e-books and I'm so glad they're here to stay.
K. Dawn Byrd is an avid blogger and gives away several books per week on her blog... most of which are signed by the authors. She's also the moderator of the popular facebook Christian Fiction Gathering group.
When not reading or writing, K. Dawn Byrd enjoys spending time with her husband of 16 years while walking their dogs beside a gorgeous lake near her home and plotting the next story waiting to be told. Her latest releases in the Zoe Mack Mystery Series are due out in January, June and December 2012.
When Zoe Mack moves in with her grandparents to start college, she's thrown into more mystery than she bargained for. Her cousin, Emma, is terrorized by a stalker who breaks into her house and leaves a photo-shopped image of Emma hanging from a tree. Nothing is as it seems and Emma soon learns that even the man she thinks she can trust is suspect.
Zoe can't wait to reunite with Nate, the bad boy who doesn't talk about his feelings much, but the passionate kiss he gave her last summer had to have meant something. When she discovers he's in trouble with the law, she takes matters into her own hands to clear his name. She has her hands full with a needy Emma, a cop who gives her the creeps, and Nate, the guy she desperately wants to call her own. Can Zoe solve the mystery, clear Nate's name, and make him fall in love with her?