Gangrene Sunday November 27, 2011Posted by bobv451 in business, e-books, Free, gummint, ideas, iPad, iPhone, steampunk, westerns, writing.
Well, why not? We have Black Friday and Cyber Monday. I am officially appalled at the goings-on to get a bargain. Fisticuffs over a $2 waffle iron? A shopper pepper spraying others so she could get a better shot at the goodies? (Pepper spray is now officially a vegetable–look it up on the gummint’s new food pyramid). Camping out for days prior seems so meek and mild now. I’m afraid I don’t need that 51″ plasma TV that badly. Or at all, if truth be known (more and more I’m finding the iPad works just fine for me–and no, I wouldn’t bayonet another shopper to get a new iPad2 0.8 microseconds sooner. Maybe 0.5 microseconds…no, not even then.
This is the year the ereader has come into its own. With the Kindle Fire and the Nook tablet out there now, ereading is going to maybe double in the coming year (my guesstimate. Like all economic forecasts these days, the actual number will be “unexpected.”) For us VIPubbers, tis the season to plot and plan and market like fiends.
Luckily we don’t have to do it in the midst of bargain-crazed TV buyers. Some goodies you can get for free right now:
Michael Stackpole’s At the Queen’s Command on the Kindle. Yes, free, for a while longer.
steampunk screensavers or whatever they call them for the Kindle (free)
Some nifty free steampunk stories here, too.
the 40 best Android apps (for free)
Of course, you should check out my online Cenotaph Road Store for free stories like “Me and Mr. Jones”
And you simply *cannot* pass up this collection, The Traditional West, at $3.99 for a limited time. Over 100k words of traditional western stories. Imagine that.
Isn’t shopping this way better than getting poked in the eye or trampled?