Tuesday, June 17, 2008

Save Gas, Buy an eBook

In Charlottesville we saw gas as high as $4 a gallon, where around here it's hovering around the $3.89 average. It would normally take only ten minutes to commute to work if I didn't have to make a twenty-minute detour to pre-school first. The money spent on gas doesn't leave us much for leisurely pursuits. Yes, you've heard me go on and on about the wine we're buying, but I can assure you it's all for medicinal purposes. With the state of the world as it is, we need something to help us forget about it for a while.

And I can't even enjoy the wine on my front deck for all the smoke that's coming up from North Carolina and the Great Dismal Swamp, or from whatever's on fire this week. But that's another complaint for another blog. We're here today to talk about how buying eBooks saves gas.

In short, it's quite simple: buy the eBooks from the comfort of your own home, and you save a trip to the bookstore. An entertaining read can be had for the four dollars you'd otherwise put in your gas tank, and most websites provide an equally attractive virtual shelf for browsing. Right now we are still in the process of getting book excerpts up for everybody to read. The Phaze shelf at Fictionwise features excerpts of all our books, but you can also check out Phaze Excerpts for new additions.

And, Ged willing, should the price of gas come down, think of all the money you saved, which can go toward more eBooks.

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