So I hopped onto my account to see what in the heck I might want from their catalogue of 10,000 things and a light went off in my head. Synapses flashed and I thought, I'll get a Nook!
I got two $100 B&N gift cards from my 'rewards' and moseyed over to the B&N site where I already had an account. I purchased the regular, not the color, Nook for reasons I'll go into later.
I also got a cool Nook cover which makes it feel like almost like a book; and I love the wallpaper which are beautifully detailed line drawings of famous authors, like Kurt Vonnegut and the Bronte Sisters.
It was almost too easy and I kept having to remind myself I wasn't using my credit card in the usual way.
What was my first e-book purchase, you might be wondering? It was 'A Killing Tide' by P.J. Alderman. Her stories of 'mystery, suspense, and romance set in small port towns of the Pacific Northwest' intrigued me. It also helped that she provided the first three chapters for free. Once I read the sample though, I was hooked and purchased the rest of the book with part of the credit balance I still had at B&N.
I'm planning to purchase another B&N card (with my rewards points) just for buying books. This is so exciting, finding free money! It's like I found this magical genie in the bottom drawer of my desk or something.
My second e-book download was free. It's Mark Coker's Smashwords Style Guide, so I too can learn how to create my own e-book.
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