How the Amazon Kindle Fire HD has Brought My Dream of Providing An Awesome and Fun Reading Experience to Life!

Hi Everyone,

For the past 10 years since I’ve been writing books, I’ve been going non-stop, writing books and creating series I haven’t published until digital book technology improved to the point it was a seamlessly enjoyable experience for the author, the publisher, and readers.  Although I published some books throughout my 10 years as print books, the logistics of it have been painstakingly time-consuming, and having ebooks was and is, the way to go for someone like me, who had been in digital marketing before in the corporate world. I understood the digital world, and I knew digital books will be the wave of the future just like music and film.  I saw the writing on the wall back in 2001 when my books were first published, but didn’t have the distribution channel, the devices that would make digital book reading as good as or better than a physical book.

So many of the books I had written was backlogged, waiting to be published. But with over 80 books at the time, it would be tremendously costly to print and publish. So, they sat.

Until the Kindle came along in 2010, and I was able to immediately place a bunch of my books out on Kindle, with my publishing partners, theEDGEbooks.com.

Today I got a chance to experience the new Kindle Fire HD, and it is amazing to see how beautiful everything is on that screen.  The colors, the clarity, and the non-glare.  Plus, my books looked great with the fonts, the formatting, and the way the covers are presented.

If you wanted more information about me as an author or what other books I’ve written, just go to X-ray or other information.  If you have a favorite character you want to keep following throughout the book, you can find out where he or she shows up through X-ray, too.  All this is coming up, along with some amazing features.

If you purchased an audio book of the Steampunk Scarlett series or the Alchemists Academy or the Wolf Fey and more titles coming soon, you can sync the audio book up with the ebook right where you left off.

I’m so excited that finally, there’s someone out there who can provide this amazing reading experience for readers and authors alike.

Amazon.

 

As an author and publisher, I am excited about the possibilities of more innovative features that would take the reading experience to a new high.  Although there are more features I would love to see happen (I’m a futurist what can I say?), this is a pretty darn good start.

image of Kindle Fire from Amazon.com

 

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Good News! Kailin Gow Bestselling Books now On Sale on Amazon! So fill up your Kindle and Enjoy the Lazy Days of Summer!

Prices have been cut just for Summer, thanks to theEDGEbooks.com’s Encouraging Summer Reading promotion.

Here are the books where prices have been cut. Click on the title for more information on each book series:

Wicked Woods is now $2.99!

Wolf Fey is now $.99!

Pulse is now $.99!

Life’s Blood (PULSE #2) is now $2.99!

Blood Burned (PULSE #3) is now $2.99!

Rise of the Fire Tamer is now $2.99!

Daughters of Dracula (Stoker Sisters #1) is now $2.99

The Alchemists Academy #1: Stones to Ashes is now $2.99

The Phantom Diaries is now $2.99!

Shy Girls Social Club is now $2.99!

At these prices, you can get well…3 or 4 rather than 1 of the $9.99 books.  And at the regular price of $4.99, you can get 2 rather than 1 of the $9.99 books.  Many of these books are bestselling books, have been well-reviewed, and won awards.

Happy Reading, and Remember, you still have a chance to enter the Reading Marathon and 25,000 AAdvantage Miles Contest.  Most of these books are the first books in the series and count as double points!

YA SUMMER OF SPECTACULAR SUPERNATURALS – New Releases & Cover Reveals from Kailin Gow Plus 2 More!

Hi Everyone!  I’m excited to announce a few new book releases I’m having this summer just so you know and since some of you have been asking (hint hint Nic and Leslie!) …

Here they are and the release dates:

From the DESIRE Series

A separate novella from the new dystopian urban fantasy series.

Releases end of June 2011!

From the PULSE Vampire Series...

The Pulse Papers (PULSE Series ™ #4.5)

Cover Soon to Be Revealed.

Exclusive eBook Release…July 4, 2011

Beautiful Beings – A new series

Releases July 18, 2011 in Kindle, Nook, Kobo, iPad, and Paperback.

From the FROST Series...

The Fairy Letters: Letters from Winter Prince Kian to Breena (A Frost Series Novel)

Letters from the Winter Prince Kian to Breena. Takes place during the time of Silver Frost (Frost #3), but can be read separately.

Releases end of July 2011 in Kindle, Nook, Kobo, iPad, and Paperback (with this 3D Effects Cover – You see the Snowflake first or you see Prince Kian first without the snowflake as tattoo or with the snowflake as a tattoo).

From the Alchemists Academy Series

Elemental Explosions (Book #2)

Releases July 2011 in Kindle, Nook, Kobo, iPad, and Paperback.

From the PULSE Vampire Series

Brotherhood of Blood (Brotherhood of Blood Series ™ )

A new series about the Brotherhood of Blood, made up of Octavius, the Greystones, and the Consortium.

Releases August 1, 2011 in Kindle, Nook, Kobo, iPad, and Paperback.

FADE – A new series

FADE (Book 1)

Releases August 2011 in Kindle, Nook, Kobo, iPad, and Paperback.

From the Wolf Fey FROST Series

The Red Wolf (Wolf Fey #2: Frost Series)

Releases August 2011 in Kindle, Nook, Kobo, iPad, and Paperback.

Stay tuned tomorrow for another announcement! 

From the Wicked Woods Series

Silence (Wicked Woods Series )

Silence (Wicked Woods #4) delivers an evil to Wicked Woods it has never seen before, but Briony and Aunt Sophie are now gone, missing into the heart of Wicked Woods, perhaps never to return again.

Releases August 23, 2011 in Kindle, Nook, Kobo, iPad, and Paperback.

From the Books to Film Series

Books to Films: From Twilight, Jane Eyre, to Hunger Games

Perspectives from an Author/Filmmaker

A new series about filmmaking and adaptations of books to film from an author/filmmaker with interviews from filmmakers and authors.

Releases August 29, 2011 in Kindle, Nook, Kobo, iPad, and Paperback.

AND INTRODUCING A FUN NEW PROGRAM TONIGHT!

Introducing the YA SUMMER OF SPECTACULAR SUPERNATURALS – New Releases from Kailin Gow

Hi Everyone!  I’m excited to announce a few new book releases I’m having this summer just so you know…

Here they are and the release dates:

From the DESIRE Series

A separate novella from the new dystopian urban fantasy series.

Releases end of June 2011!

From the PULSE Vampire Series...

The Pulse Papers (PULSE Series ™ #4.5)

Cover Soon to Be Revealed.

Exclusive eBook Release…July 4, 2011

Beautiful Beings – A new series

Releases July 18, 2011 in Kindle, Nook, Kobo, iPad, and Paperback.

From the FROST Series...

Letters from the Winter Prince Kian to Breena. Takes place during the time of Silver Frost (Frost #3), but can be read separately.

Releases end of July 2011 in Kindle, Nook, Kobo, iPad, and Paperback (with this 3D Effects Cover – You see the Snowflake first or you see Prince Kian first without the snowflake as tattoo or with the snowflake as a tattoo).

From the Alchemists Academy Series

Elemental Explosions (Book #2)

Releases July 2011 in Kindle, Nook, Kobo, iPad, and Paperback.

From the PULSE Vampire Series

Brotherhood of Blood (Brotherhood of Blood Series ™ )

A new series about the Brotherhood of Blood, made up of Octavius, the Greystones, and the Consortium.

Releases August 1, 2011 in Kindle, Nook, Kobo, iPad, and Paperback.

FADE – A new series

Releases August 2011 in Kindle, Nook, Kobo, iPad, and Paperback.

From the Wolf Fey FROST Series

The Red Wolf (Book #2)

Releases August 2011 in Kindle, Nook, Kobo, iPad, and Paperback.

Stay tuned tomorrow for another announcement! 

WIN a KOBO!!! Crazy about Boys – Alchemists Academy Release Party – January 21

The Alchemists Academy and Harold the Kung Fu Kid and The Return (Wordwick Games #3) Releases starting January 21 on Kindle!

Two new book series with a boy main protagonist meant for younger teen readers on up.

The Alchemists Academy releases January 21 on Kindle and January 26 in paperback.

 

Harold the Kung Fu Kid Releases January 22 on Kindle and January 26 in Paperback!

The Return (Wordwick Games #3) is the 3rd installment to the game fantasy where Words can be used as commodity, weapons, and ways to move through worlds.

Releases January 23 on Kindle and January 26 in Paperback

Contest

Join us on YA Books by Kailin Gow Facebook Page for the party at 7 pm Pacific Time on January 21!

Prizes will consists of book giveaways and the Grand Prize – a New KOBO!

Contest Rules!

1) Change your profile photo to one of these books from Now to January 21.

2) Tweet and post this contest on your Facebook and Twitter

3) Follow me on Goodreads and then join the Kailin Gow Books Book Club

Every DARK Tale has its BEGINNINGS – DARK BEGINNINGS release Contest/Party – Jan. 18!

Every Dark Tale has its Beginnings

Love in Paris During the Time of Napoleon’s Reign…

Veronique, arrives in Paris to be groomed into a fashionable noble lady. As soon as she meets the aristocratic Philippe Aragon and his darkly attractive cousin Martin Aragon, her life is changed. Romance, magic, intrigue, and action follows in this lush historical paranormal romance between the Aragons and the one woman who would be the greatest influence on Eric, known as the Phantom in Leroux’s Phantom of the Opera. A stand alone novel, Dark Beginnings, is also a prequel to The Phantom Diaries.

Special Release Promotion – The Phantom Diaries

With the new release of Dark Beginnings, The Phantom Diaries is Available for  99 cents on Kindle for the rest of January. So, now’s the time to buy a copy of your own Phantom Diaries and see why fans are wanting more of Eric!


Every DARK Tale has its BEGINNINGS Contest

Dark Beginning releases in Kindle on January 18 and in Paperback January 24th

Prizes

2 Phantom Diaries SIGNED Set (Phantom Diaries #1 and Dark Memories – Phantom Diaries #2)

The Phantom Diaries

Dark Memories (The Phantom Diaries, #2)

Grand Prize

1 Coach Bag

Contest Rules

1) Change your profile photo to one of these books from Now to January 18.

2) Tweet and post this contest on your Facebook and Twitter

3) Follow me on Goodreads and then join the Kailin Gow Books Book Club

4) Comment here to let me know what you did for the contest. If you’ve commented before on an earlier Dark Beginnings Contest post, you’ve already entered.

RELEASE PARTY  – JANUARY 18 –

DARK BEGINNINGS RELEASE ON KINDLE

Join me for the Online Facebook Release Party and Announcement of Winners on January 18 at 7 pm pacific standard time at:

The Phantom Diaries Facebook Group Page

http://www.facebook.com/pages/The-Phantom-Diaries/166838506670260

 

Also enter another contest:  Crazy about Boys – Alchemists Academy, Harold the Kung Fu Kid, and The Return (Wordwick Games #3) Release and Party on January 21!

Get a chance to Win a KOBO as the Grand Prize

Get a chance to Win SIGNED books!

More details here.

 

Have to be Crazy…About Boys – 3 Books Release Party – Starting January 21

The Alchemists Academy and Harold the Kung Fu Kid and The Return (Wordwick Games #3) Releases January 21st!

Two new book series with a boy main protagonist meant for younger teen readers on up. Release dates for Alchemist Academy and Harold the Kung Fu Kid moved to release the same time as The Return – January 21st!   3 Books releasing on the same day is crazy…

The Return (Wordwick Games #3) is the 3rd installment to the game fantasy where Words can be used as commodity, weapons, and ways to move through worlds.

Contest

Join us on YA Books by Kailin Gow Facebook Page for the party at 7 pm Pacific Time.

Prizes will consists of book giveaways and a secret Grand Prize!

Contest Rules!

1) Change your profile photo to one of these books from Now to January 21.

2) Tweet and post this contest on your Facebook and Twitter

3) Follow me on Goodreads and then join the Kailin Gow Books Book Club

New Year – New Series! 2 New Series Releases this Weekend!

Two New Books and Series Releases this Weekend!  First in Kindle and then Paperback.

The Alchemists Academy

 

“What do you learn here…at the Academy?” Wirt asks. “Magic? The responsibility to use your powers responsibly?”

“Uh…something like that,” his roommate Spencer said. “More like how to rule worlds.”

Wirt is used to being shuffled from foster home to foster home, adopting a devil-may-care attitude toward the world along the way.  Now he’s in a school he can’t escape, learning to develop his latent magical abilities, for what use, he doesn’t know…to save his world or to destroy it…

The Alchemists Academy Releases on Kindle this Weekend!

 

Harold the Kung Fu Kid

 

Harold may be the nerdiest kid in high school, but he’s just like every boy in school when it came to Francesca, the hottest girl in school. There’s something about her that draws boys to her like bees to honey. When she suddenly expresses an interest in him, life takes on a bizarre turn. Something strange yet amazing is taking hold of his life, and he must find out what before everything and everyone he cares for is destroyed.

Harold the Kung Fu Kid releases in Kindle this Weekend! Then in Paperback the following week.

Discussion Questions for Both Series Coming Soon!

Middle Grade, Teen and Up




Book 1 of The Alchemists Academy Out December 29!

 

Releases on Kindle and Paperback:  December 29, 2010!

He was carefully chosen to carry on a thousand year old tradition 14-year-old Wirt had never really fit into his school. He had never fit into his foster parents life, too. He had gone from school to school, labeled as a troubled kid. All that changed when he was accepted into an exclusive private school called The Alchemists Academy. Suddenly Wirt was no longer the outsider he was back home, but one of a few students carefully chosen to carry on the tradition of Merlin the Magician at the Alchemists Academy where students are trained to become powerful advisers to kingdoms or rulers themselves.

Younger Teens and Up!