I’m a goal-setter and as 2012 loomed I realized I was in danger of not achieving my goal of embracing ebooks. So, a couple of week ago I seriously kicked into high gear and here’s my update: my editor at Holt/Macmillan (publisher of Elizabeth Cady Stanton and Susan B. Anthony: A Friendship That Changed the World) confirmed that two of my other books we did together–Adventurous Women: Eight True Stories About Women Who Made a Difference and Corpses, Coffins, and Crypts: A History of Burial– will be available in multiple ebook formats by Feb/March. Today I self-published an updated ebook edition of the first nonfiction book I wrote, Toilets, Bathtubs, Sinks, and Sewers: A History of the Bathroom. Originally published in 1994, I hadn’t read Toilets in years, and was delighted to find pieces of women’s history in it. It’s available in multiple ebook formats, readable on virtually any ebook reading device, at http://www.smashwords.com/books/view/116786 Of course, I remain a lover of everything about print books–the look, feel, smell, etc.–but ebooks offer convenience, plus a way for out-of-print books like “Toilets” to come to life again.
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