If you missed last week’s announcement, I thought I would bring you all up to date. The reviewers for Dear Author are being outfitted with Sony Readers (the red ones) and Sony has provided us with 3 extra RED readers to give away to the readership here.
In exchange, we’ll be providing an ad each month that links to the Sony Style store where you can purchase a reader and to the Sony Bookstore for any book we review that is in the Sony eBookstore. We’ll also feature the Sony promotions in that Sony Sponsorship section on the sidebar. My understanding is that they are going to offer more promotions geared toward romance readers.
Over the next couple of months each reviewer will give you their impressions of using the Reader and we’ll do posts about converting to Sony format and it’s library functions and so forth.
Some commenters asked if we got a kick back from books bought in the Sony bookstore. The answer is no but we do get a very small percentage of any sale (regardless of item) made through the Sony Style store so if you buy a Reader or anything else from Sony and buy it directly from Sony, we would love it if you would use our link to the right.
Finally, and more importantly, our first Sony Reader giveaway will take place on Sunday, January 4th through Thursday, January 8 at 11:59 CST. We’ll announce the winner on January 11th. The contest will require you to peruse the Sony Reader site and give details about the Sony Reader like how much it weighs, what colors it comes in and so forth. I will ship it anywhere in the world BUT if the winner is international, I ask them to pay the difference between parcel post shipping in the US and shipping internationally. One other thing, Anne Douglas, who besides writing books is also a great designer, will be providing a custom made cover for each of the three Sony Readers we are giving away.
I think that’s it. Any questions you may have about the Sony Reader, our giveaway, or anything ebook related, drop a note in the comment section.
I was going to post about OpenOffice and how to make an ebook for the iPhone but I was never able to get it to work, although I do think OpenOffice is a cool product mostly because it’s free. I posted, instead, how to convert an MS Lit file into html.