Saturday, July 31, 2010

What the E-book is doing?

Children in England, Kenya, South Africa, Israel & Nigeria, to mention a few are reading my e-book, "Tunde, the Little Nigerian Prince and the Soldier Ants".

It's free and I feel good about it. Do people really get free e-books? Are they willing to use them? Is there a skeptiscm about them? For sure there is. I would wonder why a writer would write and illustrate a book and then give it away free. Maybe this is what pulled me back from even doing this when approached. But I was at my wits end. My publisher had failed me and was not speaking to anyone. I was writing more and more and felt like a stopped up drain. So I let it out!

Now children are enjoying the book around the world and even though I'm not making any money off of it, God is wonderfully providing for me. I'm not feeling the pince of the economy like other people because there's nothing to pince. And the amazing life lessons being learned about survival, compassion, meekness and love, are priceless. This is a cause worthy of support. Children that have books contributed them appreciate them I'm sure, but if they'are anything like my seven year old grandson, they love getting new ones. This way a teacher in England prints off the book in her school, the pastor in Kenya prints off the book in his town for his orphans and they bind them anyway they want (I can imagine the creativity that goes into that!) and each child can have their own copy of "Tunde, the Little Nigerian Prince and the Soldier Ants".

Just as I was getting into doing illustrations for the next one, "Tunde, the Little Nigerian Prince and His First Day At School", on my Acer Aspire laptop, it's motherboard went bad. I can no longer use it. I felt stopped, but whenever I get near a computer like now, in a friend's home or the library, the writing doggedly goes on. I'm more determined than ever because of the obstacles. If the devil thought no computer would stop me, he's crazy.

I'm even bold to say now, if anyone has a laptop they are not using, please let me know so I can tell you how to send it to me. My hard drive is great so if it's a laptop without a hard drive but has a great motherboard, I'll take it.

Blessings all.