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When the NOOK ruled the Earth...

There was a time in my recent past where I thought the Barnes and Noble NOOK eReader would rule the world of digital books. It was 2011 and NOOK, in my opinion, was doing a lot of things right. They supported the open-source ePub standard, they were focusing on easy ways to help self-publishers get rolling, and they had the Apple Store approach to selling their hardware.

These were all big wins in my opinion, but time has told me that it just wasn't enough.

Regardless, their attention to my interests encouraged me to publish my first eBook series on the platform.

It was called The Flip Side.

All nine issues are still available on the NOOK Bookstore, for free!

Sure, they may not be great pieces of literature. I don't think I even bothered to look them over for spelling, though I'm sure I convinced myself at the time that I'd done a great review. Still, the story was fun to write and while I didn't enjoy converting the story to XML format, it did pay off when I published them.

It was very rewarding to see my own work show up on an eReader. Sure, I suppose it's not the same as seeing your own book in print, but it was pretty darn close for me.

Still looks good if you ask me!

So here we are many years later and I'm now actively working to publish my James Davis novel, The Hero of Hyla for readers all over the world.

This time around, my written project will be launching through Amazon's Kindle store, primarily because Kindle sells well and has built an impressive self-publishing system for authors like me.

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