I am certain you have heard this all before. Read a book – go places in your mind – enlarge your mind- so forth and so on.
With today’s invention of the E-reader (esp. Kindle), the world of reading has taken on a brand-new twist. Now, you can do all the above and carry a couple of hundred books right with you to read anywhere and anytime. Kindle book marks all the books and keeps your places, allows you to highlight and take notes … AND…if you keep it synced you can even go on another device of yours and it will be in the same place! Just wonderful.
Well, I want you to take a step back from that and remember the feeling of holding an actual book in your hands. I want you to smell the newness, feel the smooth cover, see the bright picture on the cover. Now, open it in your mind and feel yourself turn each and every page as your read and visit that particular world. Remember that feeling! If you don’t remember the feeling, then you really need to read an actual book.
Don’t get me wrong. I love love love my kindle(s). I love that I can go onto any PC, log in and read my kindle books with just the download of a simple program. Most of all, I love that I am actually published on Kindle! as well as with several other publishers in the RW.
So, today, I want to share another aspect of the world of books. The Middletown Public Library is the place I go to relax at times. Just to get out of the house and make myself sit and read. I know the people who operate it and love them as well. We chat at times and they always make me feel at home there. So, it only made sense that I sell their excess books on Amazon.
I have made a deal with them. I take very little for doing the work. I call it my labor of love. I get just a little more than packaging and gas back. And, many times, if there is a problem, I will forgo most of that to give the customer a discount. Anyway, we are quite successful there on Amazon. The library makes money for new books and people read their books that, otherwise, might have just sat on a shelf or (shudder) been sent to the paper mill for recycling.
So, what I am asking is that you do me two small favors:
- Visit the following link: Middletown Public Library Amazon Storefront and click on “products”. Take a look a all they have to offer at very good prices (and, if you buy one and let me know through Amazon, I will give you a discount.
- And, please reblog this, email it, pass it on somehow…let’s get the word out so more and more people check out the Middletown Public Library on Amazon!