I found it this morning.  On Valentine's Day!  :)


Part of it reads:


"I just wanted to tell you that I was disappointed (after the initial surprise wore off) that you were unable to find a printer for your latest mystery and short stories.  Solely because of this, I’ve just purchased a Kindle and naturally, all of the e-books and stories from Amazon that I didn’t already own of yours on paper.   I bet I’m not the only one who has done so out of love for your work!"


Actually, that was the first time that my books actually promoted Kindle.  I really wish they'd show some appreciation.


Meanwhile, I've got that warm, fuzzy feeling that maybe all is not lost.

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Comment by Benjamin Sobieck on February 15, 2012 at 8:58am

Congratulations, IJ, that's a terrific compliment.

Razors and razorblades. It's in Amazon's best interests to drive the price of Kindles into the ground.

Comment by I. J. Parker on February 15, 2012 at 8:39am

Thanks, Dana.  I loved it.  :)

Comment by Dana King on February 15, 2012 at 5:58am

Great news, congratulations. Getting someone to invest in a Kindle so they can read more of your work is high praise for any author.

Comment by I. J. Parker on February 15, 2012 at 4:19am

Thanks, David.  People can be extremely nice.  But what's striking here is that my not having a print edition helps sell Kindles.  You know that must be happening to other authors.  There are a lot of people in my situation.  I come across them all the time on web sites.  And the ones who still have publishers are busy self-publishing their backlists.

Comment by David DeLee on February 15, 2012 at 3:06am

What a great letter to get up this morning. Congrats, I.J.

David DeLee

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