Less than two weeks ago, I read some stuff that opened my mind to the possibilities and opportunities presented by e-books. I did a complete about face and went from being totally disinterested in them to becoming very enthusiastic about them. Perhaps the most insightful observation made to me regarding this was that I was initially looking at e-books from the point of view of a reader who would far rather have a 'proper' book, and moved to the standpoint of a writer who wanted to be able to have direct contact with readers. I think that sums it up quite nicely!
Mind you, I've since downloaded the Kindle for PC and started reading e-books for myself: Nick Quantrill's 'Broken Dreams' and Nigel Bird's 'Dirty Old Town' were two of my first purchases. Along with J A Konrath's 'A Newbie's Guide to Publishing'.
I've learned a lot, and fast. And I have now published my first e-book, a collection of short stories drawn from those I wrote between 2006 and 2011, and containing a previously unpublished piece.
Here it is. I have to say, I'm really rather proud of it!