I don't yammer about it here but right now I'm working on the Kindle Fire. I'm biased but I think this is the best reader/video/game player on the market. But more than that, Amazon is selling a Kindle for $79. That's only $20 more than a new video game like, say, Knights of the Old Republic MMO. I think this cheap Kindle and the Kindle Fire are going to be everywhere.
But that's not all. Barnes and Noble is also going to be selling new Nooks. I haven't played with them but I'm sure they're going to sell well as well. Not to mention the iPad 2. My wife is wild for one and I'm sure she's not going to be the only person. In addition to Apple's own eReader, the Kindle application runs like a dream on the iPad.
All of this means, to me, that this holiday season we're going to see an explosion of new ebook consumers.
In addition, stories aren't flowing out of me as fast and as easily as they did in April. I'm not worried about it, far from it...I've got story and novel ideas coming out my ears...but since nothing's burning a hole in my brain saying 'write me', I'm going to use my time to edit a couple novels and some longer short stories.
When I'm satisfied with them and after an editor I hire looks them over, I'm going to publish them on Amazon and Barnes and Noble. (Possibly Apple as well, if they're not jerks about it). I have cover art commissioned for two novels and I'm setting up a business account to handle payments, once they come in.
This is the moment, this is the now for any writer who's got work done that they believe in but they haven't been able to sell. Go now, get your best story or best book and get it published yourself. Amazon's Kindle Direct Publishing is user friendly. So is Smashwords and Lightning Source.
Now, to see if I can follow my own advice :) Wish me luck.