It’s true, but first, let me give you a little background. (And for those of you who already know all about this, you’re excused. Go read something else.) For me, this was new.
A year ago, I had talked to local book stores and found out they weren’t fond of Amazon.com––not that it wasn’t a business to be admired––but because they were cutting off the little guys means of staying alive.
Yet the Mom and Pop’s didn’t mind Apple Books. They even said if I brought in my i-Pad they would fix it so I could order all my e-books from them. Knowing I could get e-books locally took away the guilt.
I’d always loved print books, I have over a thousand of them, yet in the last few years I’ve been buying mostly e-books.
They were easier to adjust to my vision, and I could take them anywhere––be reading them within a few minutes of purchase––no shipping charges or travel expenses are added to the cost of the book. I can even loan my e-books and never have to worry about them being returned. It’s done automatically.
Now it’s a year later, and over two years since I started writing Love Boxes. The timing couldn’t be better for my own books. Without going into all the details, let me skip ahead to what is happening with my illustrated trilogies on the current market.
Love Box Trilogy is being distributed to the Apple i-Pad Bookstore (51 countries), Barnes & Noble, Kobo (which powers the bookstores of multiple other retailers such as FNAC in France and WH Smith in the U.K.), Sony, Baker & Taylor (Blio.com and the Axis360 library platform), and the Diesel eBook Store. All three books.
The girl next door says the more than 100 photos that illustrate Love Boxes 1 and 2, look beautiful. She enjoys them on her Apple high-definition i-Phone while she works out on her tread-mill.
Without my i-Pad, I’m enjoying the stories on my laptop computer. The easiest way is to go to smashwords links provided below, and click on “Read in PDF.” You can choose other formats (such as Kindle) but I find the PDF viewing the most enjoyable of all, so far. You will also see videos attached to each story––songs that relate to passages in each book.
The Love Boxes Trilogy have reached some stores, other they have not, but YOU don’t have to wait. You can download them––RIGHT NOW––on to your computer i-Pad, Nook, Kobo, or Kindle Book Shelf. Others also, depending where you live.
And if you want to keep business local––no worry! You can get my books by patronizing your “Mom and Pop Brick and Mortar” bookstores––they’ll will be sure to appreciate your business. And remember, even though these books are free (for a time) they don’t care––Your neighborhood Mom and Pop book store will love you getting in the habit of ordering your e-books through them.
Here are the links for you. Click on one and you’ll have your book within minutes. No credit card is needed for free books:
THE LOVE BOXES TRILOGY (Three Separate Books)
Love Boxes by G. G. Galt https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/307892
Love Boxes 2 by G. G. Galt https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/314844
Love Boxes 3 by G. G. Galt will be available on before June 1st.
THE PARADISE TRILOGY (Three Separate Books)
Paradise: A Love Story from Petoskey to Harbor Springs by G. G. Galt https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/313226\
(Book 2 and 3 of this Trilogy scheduled for release on or before June 18)
Please Note: For those of you who’d like to give paper books to friends who don’t use computers, help is on the way. The publisher says they will be available in print for Christmas giving with free shipping.