Kt literary goes SUPER high-tech!

April 21st, 2008 • Kate

Rexroth, superb web-monkey and all around awesome husband, just gave me a Kindle as a wedding present. Squee!!
Now, it should be noted that I am not typically an early-adopter of new technology. I like to wait, hear about other people’s experiences with stuff, wait for the price to drop, and then make my decision. In this case? Rexroth took all the pesky deliberating out of my hands, and instead just provided me with a fantastic new way to read manuscripts.
Sure, Amazon will keep touting the Kindle as a great way to read books, and I may very well use it for books at some point in the future, when I’ve gone through all the unread lovelies waiting patiently on my bookshelves to be read. For me, the device is a way to be disconnected from my desk — to read manuscripts from the comfort of anywhere!
I have to go through a little forwarded rigamarole to get the documents onto the Kindle — there is an easy way, but it costs 10 cents a shot, and I am nothing if not frugal. Because of that, I’m not going to be reading EVERYTHING on the Kindle — queries will still get read in my email, but once we get to chapter stage, and particularly full manuscripts — I’ll be doing my part to save trees and read them all on my little Kindle.
In fact, I’m heading to Seattle on Friday for the SCBWI conference, and I’m looking forward to bringing my Kindle along for downtime on the flights and between sessions. More soon!

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4 Responses to “Kt literary goes SUPER high-tech!”

  1. Trish Says:

    I clicked on the link and watched amazon's video for the Kindle. It's much cooler than I expected! Hmmm… my birthday is coming up.

  2. Nadine Says:

    What a perfect gift!! Sadly, I don't think my husband even knows what a Kindle is. But I may start dropping hints when it gets closer to the holiday season…

  3. Sue Eves Says:

    Now, I didn't think of that – Kindle for reading manuscripts before they're published.

  4. beth Says:

    I am SO jealous….have fun with it!