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Byron Loker

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New Swell now in Kindle Edition

I’m very pleased to announce that my story collection, New Swell, is now available in Kindle Edition from for US$8.00 and for £4.31.

When Amazon released its annual results at the end of January, founder Jeff Bezos highlighted what he called “a big milestone”: Q4 marked the first time that Amazon’s Kindle eBooks outsold paperback books. According to the company’s earning’s release, “Since the beginning of the year, for every 100 paperback books Amazon has sold, the company has sold 115 Kindle books. Additionally, during this same time period the company has sold three times as many Kindle books as hardcover books.”

Amazon’s Kindle Reader software is available for free for Windows PC, iPad, iPhone, BlackBerry and Google Android, it’s therefore possible to download and read Kindle books on any of these devices, without actually buying a Kindle reading device. With the R/$ exchange rate being what it is, the average Kindle title @ $10 makes buying Kindle eBooks a ‘no-brainer’ for South African readers, as far as I’m concerned. I bought Jonathan Franzen’s Freedom for around R80 (the paperback runs to R200), and read it on my laptop with no complaints at all about the reading experience. What’s more, you can request a free sample of any book before you buy. Sample New Swell now if you’re still not convinced!

‘If there’s a new swell in South African short stories, Byron Loker’s on the wave.’ – Mike Nicol.


Recent comments:

  • Ben - Editor
    Ben - Editor
    February 22nd, 2011 @15:45 #

    How swell! :)


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