Just some chick.
@Russell Miller@facebook you are absolutely CORRECT about the need for copyright reform, for sound recordings and everything else. However, the Librivox audiobooks referred to above are all donated by volunteers, and all in the public domain.
@Zh the links are on the Powell's website, and my Kobo page at this very instant reads: "Welcome, Powell's Books Customers". The point in any case is that there are other places, not Amazon, where you can buy eBooks. B&N, Kobo, whatever.
@Zh the nonparticipation of the Big Five publishing houses in Kindle Unlimited was very widely reported.
@Zh Powell's is affiliated with Kobo; your Kobo purchases pass through the Powell's site (or other affiliate); you can read Kobo books on Kindle using their Android app.
@carpetblogger that is not true. You can buy e-books at Powell's and a lot of other places that are not Amazon.
--stop buying peanut butter there! or yoga mats, for pete's sake go to a store.
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@25901162@twitter there's no free one, but you can borrow the ebook from many public libraries.
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@Gef the Talking Mongoose thank you very much! and YES it is kind of like your hands are thinking as you go... I miss that a lot, on a screen.
@Amasa Amos what is there to say that isn't said above.
@Vera Knoop Oh, I want everyone to be called out, all the time. Everyone, myself included. I'm kind of a one-issue writer: a First Amendment egalitarian, I guess you could say.
It really makes me leap out of my skin when someone (anyone) is being told what to write, what to think. I can't take it, for reals. I say that as a so-called person of color, and a woman. We should all be free to hold unpopular and incorrect opinions. And be called out, and talk all about them, as friends, as fellow human beings, in the finest detail.