Better Than I Ever Expected now on Kindle!

I’m thrilled to announce that my book, Better Than I Ever Expected: Straight Talk about Sex After Sixty, is now available from Amazon as a Kindle edition as well as a print edition.

I’m wild about my Kindle, and I’m delighted that now you can read Better Than I Ever Expected on the go — and without the cover (lovely as it is) giving you away in the coffee shop, on the bus, or at your family reunion!

Did you realize that you can also subscribe to this blog on your Kindle? Read my announcement here, or go directly to getting a 14-day free trial here.

Read this blog on your Kindle

I have to admit that I was skeptical at first — why would you pay 99 cents a month (as tiny a charge as that is) to view a blog in black-and-white that you can read in color on the Internet for free.

To see the appeal, I signed up for the trial subscription to my own blog and to several others. I really like it!

New posts deliver automatically to my Kindle as soon as they go live. The value of this blog is the content, so who cares if the photos and background are in color or not? I was pleasantly surprised to see that my subscription includes not only the current post, but also the 25 most recent posts. I don’t see a way to view the comments, however, so subscribers need to read the Internet version occasionally to catch up on what other readers have to say.

If you’re a Kindle reader, go ahead and try the 14-day free trial subscription to this blog and others that interest you. As long as you cancel before the end of the trial, you’re not charged a cent. Who knows, you might not want to cancel!

If you’re reading this on your Kindle, a warm welcome to you. Here’s one more way to open society’s mind about sex and aging, one reader at a time.

Erotica on a Kindle?

4/1/09 update of 2/12/09 post: I’ve had my Kindle 2 for a month now, and I love it. I’m reading more than ever because it’s so easy to carry as many books as I want in one portable device, and Amazon lets me sample books before buying them. Right now I have about 50 samples on my Kindle — novels, erotica, memoir, sexuality non-fiction, short story anthologies, grief books, and more — along with several purchased books and a subscription to the San Francisco Chronicle.

I just ordered an Amazon Kindle 2 e-book reader for myself. I’ve wanted one forever (at least since Kindle 1 came out) but teased myself with anticipation of the second generation of this device. I love to read and I carry books with me everywhere, and soon I can carry just this little device and have access to all the books I could possibly want.

And yes, this is related to sex. I don’t know about you, but sometimes I want to to carry a book of erotica or the latest sex book I’m reviewing for this blog into the coffee shop, the gym, or the airport, but I leave it behind because the blatent cover or title would bring me unwanted public attention.

As soon as my Kindle arrives, I can carry all sorts of books, including those that people assume a 65-year-old woman doesn’t read! Of course I’ll still have to be wary of people reading over my shoulder or saying, “Oh, is that a Kindle? May I look at it?”

Do you have a Kindle or other e-book reader? What sex-related books do you read on it? An Amazon search on “sex” within Kindle books lists 2,947 books, and “erotica” yields 4,882 titles. That’ll keep me busy.