E-books on sale!

Mistakes Were Made CoverThis weekend, you can get both of Taylor’s e-books on sale at Amazon.com.

Her first book, Mistakes Were Made: a comedic romance is regularly $4.99, but is only $2.99 right now on Amazon. Get your copy today!

Best Laid Plans: a romance is available on Friday at only $0.99 (whoa!) instead of the regular $4.99, and the price will be gradually stepping up over the next few days. Get your copies (and share with your friends)!

If you enjoy Taylor’s books, please don’t forget to review on Amazon and/or Goodreads. By sharing why you liked the books and who you think might also enjoy them, you’ll help Taylor be a success!

Also, this is the final weekend for the print edition giveaway of Mistakes Were Made: a comedic romance on Goodreads. Enter for a chance to win a free copy!

How to read an e-book without an e-reader

Want to read an e-book, but you don’t have an e-reader? Not to worry, there are lots of options! And you can always wait for the print edition (at least of my books) if you prefer to read on paper. I find paper books much better for my favorite place to read, the bathtub.

Without further ado, my favorite non-e-reader ways to read e-books.

  1. On my phone with the Amazon Kindle App. This allows me to seamlessly read e-books I’ve purchased on Amazon and is quite handy for the bus.
  2. On another device with the Amazon Kindle App — your tablet, laptop, or desktop computer all options. I actually find my phone to be the easiest these days, but all the others are also options. Remember to use the same account to purchase the book and log into the Kindle App.
  3. Don’t want to purchase e-books from Amazon? Well, it gets a bit trickier. When my e-books aren’t in exclusive distribution with Amazon, you can purchase non-Amazon Kindle formats (.epub and .pdf). I find reading books with the epub files slightly easier to navigate than with PDFs.
    1. The EPUB files can be read with a variety of phone apps from the iTunes or Google Play stores.
    2. I like to read EPUBs with Calibre on my laptop computer
    3. The PDF file can be read with Adobe Reader as well as other PDF apps.

I hope this is helpful! Feel free to email Cat if you have questions about how to read an e-book or inquire in the comments.

How to order an e-book as a gift (Amazon or here)

Physical books are awesome as gifts (and by all means, get a copy of Mistakes Were Made as a gift), but sometimes people want an e-book. This can get a bit tricky, particularly if you don’t know how they read e-books.

Option one: purchase them a copy for their Amazon Kindlekindle purchase

  1. Confirm they have an Amazon Kindle or want the gift of an e-book for the Kindle system, and know their personal email address.
  2. Go to Amazon and select the Kindle version of the book.
  3. As of December 2015, select the box “Give as a Gift” on the right of the book product page and follow the instructions to add a delivery date, gift message, and email address. You can also have the gift email sent to you and you can forward it on. You will need to have one-click ordering enabled.

 

There are additional details on this Amazon page (see the “Purchase Kindle Book as a Gift” second section).

Option two: purchase digital access on this site

This is a great option if you’re not sure how your recipient reads e-books. After you place your order from the Books section of this site, you’ll get an email with information on how to download your book. You can simply forward this onto the gift recipient. They will have access to a Kindle file, an epub file (used by most other e-readers), and a PDF file.

As always, please only send the email if you have purchased the digital copy for them.

Any questions? Cat at Silurian Press can help ( cat@silurianpress.com ) with technical questions.