I bought a Kindle.
I did not expect to ever write that sentence, much less do what it says I did.
That said, my reason was very self-serving. I want to (attempt to) sell my dodgy ebooks via Amazon. It takes a bit of reformatting to get it to work properly. Before I go live, I want to make sure that I have formatted correctly and that it is readable. I must convert the .doc file to something called Mobi, which is the Amazon ebook reader type. It seems that every device has its own proprietary software, so sharing is not possible. My mother taught me differently, but the world can be evil.
Of course, I must remove any snarky comments about Amazon from my blog. I do not expect that anyone in that huge organization will notice, but Big Brother has his ways! I will only say nice things about companies that make money from my labors...
NB. I will continue to buy real books, which have pages to turn. My new toy will quite useful for books from the Gutenberg Project (but I won’t tell Amazon about my treachery).
Prior to writing novels, the author enjoyed a multifaceted career: from decorated combat aviator to advertising professional to global communications director of a major consumer brand. He has traveled the world and met sports, film and television stars, political leaders, and royalty. He graduated from Middlebury College, is married, lives in Germany, and has two grown children.