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The Kindle saves paper? You say it's good for the planet? And my eyes? That's it! I'm taking mine back!

You Make a good point, and I agree, but you have to admit that some times the right tool is an all-in-one. It seems silly to pack a kindle and an ipad around with you when one will do the job of both.

Let's Talk Kindle! / Re: 13 th birthday present
« on: April 12, 2011, 02:16:50 PM »
I received a commodore 64 for my 13th birthday. CHANGED MY LIFE! Ok, its not a Kindle but you could do some cool stuff with it. I wrote my first short story on that thing. It was as close to an ereader as you could get in the '80s. Lol

If there was a free, with ads, version, I might consider that. But $25...please, I blow twice that on a meal for the family without batting an eye. I'd pay the $25 and be hassle free.

Let's Talk Kindle! / Re: K3: Is there a way to lock out purchasing?
« on: April 12, 2011, 02:00:45 PM »
Seems silly that this is even an issue. It would be so simple to password protect this stuff that one has to wonder why they don't just roll out a solution on a patch or something.

When i bought the kindle for my mom i spent a few hours playing around with it, and one of the first things i did was look up my book. I was blown away when i clicked the buy button and recieved absolutely no warning message or "are you sure?" dialog box. I know you can get your money back and all, but this does seem like an intentional oversight on their part. I would not advocate involving the authorities though, thats just silly.

Writers' Cafe / Re: Author Tag Exchange (Readers Welcome!)
« on: April 04, 2011, 06:02:43 PM »
caught up with the tagging for the week!!
Thanks to all who have tagged my book!!

The Book Bazaar / Re: The Switch and the Soul, R.Chaffee $2.99
« on: April 04, 2011, 07:51:30 AM »
Thank you, Les. If you like the first half I'm sure you'll enjoy the rest. I can't wait to read your review!

The Book Bazaar / Re: The Switch and the Soul, R.Chaffee $2.99
« on: April 03, 2011, 04:15:13 PM »
Book is selling well! Got a signing at the Premier West Bank in Roseburg Oregon. If you live near by, check it out at the Kane st branch from 11am to 4pm Apr 22.

The Book Bazaar / Re: The Switch and the Soul, R.Chaffee $2.99
« on: March 28, 2011, 10:48:03 AM »
I listed the dead tree version of this book on and setup a free giveaway. If you haven't bought the book already, you should sign up for it!

Giveaway ends apr 14th.

Let's Talk Kindle! / Re: Kindle Vs. iPad
« on: March 27, 2011, 03:54:55 PM »
Its nice to be able to read your ebooks and surf the web with one device. Ipad has that going for it. And the intuitive touch screen controls make it a snap to use for a whole lot more. Ive got laptops and such, but ive never been compelled to take a laptop with me to town for a quick trip to walmart or staples. Ipad always goes with me and i wouldnt want to deal with the ipad and a kindle both, everytime i walk out the door.

However, if all you do is read, then you just cant beat the kindle for its light weight, cheap price, and glare free screen.

It just all comes down to what you do and how you like to do it.

Writers' Cafe / Re: Author Tag Exchange (Readers Welcome!)
« on: March 27, 2011, 01:29:06 PM »
All Tagged up!
Thank You! ;D

Writers' Cafe / Success! Thank You Kindleboards!
« on: March 24, 2011, 12:17:26 PM »
I've been published for almost a month now, and I'm very happy. Publishing on Kindle has been dream come true! Watching the sales report number has become the highlight of my day. I never could have imagined being a success! Actually, I did imagine it, but I guess I never believed it would really happen. Despite having very few reviews, the ones I have received have all been very positive! I wish I could find a way to motivate more of my readers to leave a review. I assume they must be spreading the word, because how else would people be hearing about it?

I read these forums every day. There is SO much helpful advice, that it's almost overwhelming at times. I don't post a whole lot, I'm still new here, and I feel like EVERYBODY knows more than I do, but I'm learning.

Oh my goodness! Even as I write this message, my wife called to tell me that I've been asked to do my first book signing! By a Financial Bank of all places. Bizarre! Of course I'll do it. The Bank Manager apparently heard about my book through word of mouth and loved it. That's the secret I think. Word of mouth.

Whew! I ordered 50 copies to sell by hand, and I thought, "Those will last me awhile." WRONG! I recieved them two days ago and I'm down to 7 copies. I'll be ordering more tonight!

Thank you Kindleboards! Thank you, thank you, thank you!

The Book Corner / Re: Anyone else on Goodreads?
« on: March 21, 2011, 09:53:06 PM »
I signed up, got my books listed, and i got a giveaway going. 10 books to ten lucky winners. Hoping to get some reviews out of that. So far Ive got 4 reviews on amazon, all good!

Goodreads is a great place to learn about new and fascinating books, hook up with friends and find out what other people are reading.

The Book Corner / Re: The Vampire revolution...will it ever end?
« on: March 21, 2011, 09:43:03 PM »
There are a lot of comments on here about how these things are cyclic, and that's certainly true, but what I've been watching is the evolution of vampires. When Bram Stoker dropped his version of vampires on the world, the myth was little more than monsters in the night. What Bram did, was evolve that monster into a walking, talking property owning, lord of the night. If vampires stopped evolving there, their popularity would probably have faded long ago, but vampires naturally evolve with the populations they inhabit, until today, in our teen driven economy, the vampires are hunky teens. People will always be able to relate to vampires as long as vampires remain of the people.

I suspect, that should the hogs on the farm kill us all, and take over the world, our inheritors will pass the time by reading novels about blood sucking pigs, who's tortured souls are damned for all eternity to feed on their brethren in the night.

The Book Corner / Re: When do you lose interest in a series?
« on: March 21, 2011, 09:18:26 PM »
Ive read all 11 of Terry Goodkind's 'Sword of Truth' series and I could keep on going. As long as the characters continue to evolve, the story wont get stale. For me its all about the character arc.

The Book Corner / Re: Ranking Stephen King
« on: March 21, 2011, 09:14:07 PM »
Dont forget Tommyknockers! Those dolls are creepy!

The Book Corner / Re: Let's talk HORROR! 'fraidy cats stay out.
« on: March 21, 2011, 09:05:52 PM »
Awe horror, good times, good times. It was, of course, Stephen King's 'The Stand' that first kindled(pardon pun) my interest in reading and writing. What i don't understand is the assertion that horror books are scary. I don't recall ever reading a book that scared me. Ive read just about everything from King, Koontz and Saul. Personally, i think Saul sucks. I only read his stuff when I'm desperate, but Dean Koontz is freaking awesome. If you haven't read 'Fear Nothing' then you haven't read the best. I almost sh*t myself when i found out there was a sequel, and i would love dearly to see that third installment finally come to fruition.

Are you listening Koontz? I want more, fear nothing!

These are definitely authors that have influenced my writing.

Let's Talk Kindle! / Wall adapter seems too hot
« on: March 21, 2011, 08:45:26 PM »
Has anyone noticed the wall adapter getting hot? Been using the computer to charge my mom's kindle because the wall adapter gets really hot. Fire makes me nervous when there are so many children in my house all the time.

Let's Talk Kindle! / Re: Q: Multiple devices on one acct?
« on: March 21, 2011, 08:26:47 PM »
It would seem the Simplest method is to have seperate accounts. If you have books on your account that you want to share, isnt that a possibility now? I thought they implemented some sort of lending program? I could be wrong.

Thats awesome! Now there's nothing standing between you and world domination!

I'd like to think that I'm both. My novel stands on its own, but that hasn't stopped me from diving into novel number 2!


[edited out the major description of your book as appropriate for the Book Bazaar proper but not as a response to this question in the Writers' Cafe.--Betsy)

The Book Bazaar / Re: The Switch and the Soul, R.Chaffee $2.99
« on: March 20, 2011, 11:15:35 AM »
Here's a look at what I'm writing now. I'm about a third the way through the first draft.

ReDNA: pronounce: [red-nuh]
ReDNA, is an acronym for Reanimate DeoxyriboNucleic Acid or Reanimate-DNA.

Imagine a disease that spreads through the exchange of bodily fluids. A disease that has no symptoms. A disease that is completely benign. Imagine how quickly it would spread.

What if that disease didn't kill you, but had the power to bring you back to life when you died? What if it kept you alive, kept you conscious, kept you in pain, forever, never healing you, never letting you rest? What would it feel like to be undead? How much pain could you take, before insanity set in?

What if it wasn't you, but your Child? What would you do? How far would you go? How much would you give? These are the questions that Taylor must answer, if his teenage daughter Becka is going to survive...

A Short Poem to set the mood:

is the judgment of a father
who's child is threatened.
But poorer still,
is the judgment of he
who would threaten that child.
For what fool would throw themselves
upon the pyre,
when kindled and stoked,
with a father's ire.


Writers' Cafe / Re: Author Tag Exchange (Readers Welcome!)
« on: March 20, 2011, 10:35:29 AM »
All tagged up!!!  :)

The Book Corner / Re: So, what are you reading? (2011 edition)
« on: March 19, 2011, 08:22:42 PM »
Karen Moaning and Nancy Holzner. ....they're really good.....oh my....whats happening to me?

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