Ink and paper is dead. Long live the e-book. This day has been dreaded by publishers and authors for a decade now. Much like the passing of a cherished relative, denial is inevitable, publishers in particular. But the printed book’s death rattle is obvious for those who are paying attention. It’s only a matter of time. Will printed books disappear completely? No, but the familiar shelves at bookstores and airports will go the way of vinyl records: relegated to collectors and aficionados with breathless whispers of a comeback.
The fourth edition of The Complete Guide to Contracting Your Home now has a Kindle version. Prior versions of Contracting would not have been appropriate for Kindles, due to their formatting. Since the fourth edition was in color, it wasn't appropriate for the older Kindles either. But with the addition of the Kindle fire and I-pad, The Complete Guide to Contracting Your Home, becomes even more useful.
A major retool of kentlester.com has been in the works for quite a long time and has gone through several iterations. I wanted this new website to reflect the tremendous changes that have swept through the writing, publishing, and media worlds over the past few years.