Happenings In The Outhouse 12-Sept-2014 / Getting children to read ebooks

A few nights ago, I asked my youngest daughter (she’s eight), “Have you ever read a book on the Kindle?”

She looked up at me and shook her head.

Now, she plays games and watches Netflix on the Kindle all the time. So why not read ebooks? We have a number of children’s ebooks from Bookbub, so I opened one up for her.

It didn’t take long before she read an entire ebook. She had some troubles swiping to turn the pages, but once she was halfway through the ebook, she was turning it with a bit more finesse.

Children can read ebooks. We just have to open up the world for them and let them give it a shot.

I’m currently at the 10,000 word count on the next novel in the Central Division Series. Straight Razor is coming along nicely, even after a brief hiatus to publish Killzone and my short story collection If Walls Could Talk. I’m shooting for publication by the end of the year–a bold, ambitious move, but one I have to make nonetheless.

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