I’m proud of myself.
I was not happy about paying money for a device that will let me read ebooks, which I must buy from the same place. Of course, I needed the device to ensure that my books were properly formatted for sale in that shop. It was an expensive “tool”; I will never recover the cost.
But, I have figured out a way to get my money’s worth. I download free books—ones that are no longer in copyright. Classics, which I have not read or read many years ago as a student and wish to read again, are available to download at no cost. Many are available at Amazon Kindle shop and the majority can be found at the Gutenberg Project (http://www.gutenberg.org/). Adding up the money I saved on not having to buy classics in paperback, where publishers earn a pile, I have already made a killing.
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.