John John's Comments (member since Mar 12, 2009)

John's comments from the Amazon Kindle group.

(showing 1-17 of 17)

Aug 11, 2013 01:44PM

Jun 12, 2013 08:06AM

2802 Christina:

Are you still accepting books for review? I sent a review request to your address, but it bounced back to me. If you are still doing reviews, please let me know where to send my ebook.

John McDonnell
John McDonnell
Jun 12, 2013 08:01AM

2802 Hello Alisha:

My ebook, "Rose Of Skibbereen" is a romance, but not an erotic one. It's actually more of a family saga, as it follows an Irish immigrant named Rose Sullivan through the tumultuous years from 1880 through the first half of the 20th century. It has a mysterious man named Sean McCarthy who keeps changing his name, and it definitely has some non-romance elements in it. I'd be happy to send you a copy to review if you're interested.

Rose of Skibbereen by John McDonnell
May 21, 2013 04:05AM

2802 My ebook "Rose Of Skibbereen" moved up 10,000 places on Amazon's best seller list overnight, and this morning it's at #3949. It's a historical romance/family saga, and I'm pleased that readers like it.

Rose of Skibbereen
Books for $0.99 (918 new)
Mar 10, 2013 12:55PM

2802 The first book in my Irish family saga, "Rose Of Skibbereen", is out today, and I'm offering it for only 99 cents. It's got romance, mystery, and action set against the breathtaking progress of turn of the century America. It's on Kindle at:

John McDonnell
Feb 11, 2013 07:43AM

2802 I'm so proud I had to share this. My book "13 Horror Stories" just made it to #20 on the Amazon UK list of best-selling horror short story books. Yay!

John McDonnell
13 Horror Stories by John McDonnell
Oct 26, 2012 02:56PM

2802 I'm reading The Power Of Positive Thinking by Norman Vincent Peale by Norman Vincent Peale. I originally read it 30 years ago, and I'm dipping into it again. Some timeless wisdom there.
Books for $0.99 (918 new)
Oct 05, 2012 07:42AM

2802 Love In Winter is a touching story about a woman who steals a car and drives off in a blizzard, and the strange and wonderful place where she ends up. Only 99 cents.

"Love In Winter"
Oct 05, 2012 07:39AM

2802 My first romance novel, about a woman who goes back to the scene of her first kiss, and what happens when she meets the boy (now a man) who kissed her.

Up A Tree
May 07, 2011 11:17AM

2802 I just published my second collection of short horror stories. It's called "13 Scary Stories", and it's only $2.99. You'll get a chill from every one of these stories.13 Scary Stories
Books for $0.99 (918 new)
Apr 16, 2011 07:53AM

2802 I'm offering my new e-book of horror short stories, "13 Scary Stories" for 99 cents just for today at Smashwords. The coupon code is UX89E. Here's the link: 13 Scary Stories
Sep 11, 2009 06:28PM

2802 Update: I downloaded Calibre and set it up, but it did not work on the two PDF books I tried to convert. All it converted were the cover pages, nothing else. When I downloaded the books in EPUB format, Calibre converted them without a problem, and I could read them in my Kindle. So, it worked for EPUB, but not for PDF.
Sep 07, 2009 03:51PM

2802 Ralph, that's a good idea. I emailed a PDF book to Amazon, and they charged me $1.35 to convert it and email it back to my Kindle. Another PDF book was too big, and my mail server wouldn't let me send a file that big. Does Calibre work with Macs?

Sep 07, 2009 10:21AM

2802 I heard somewhere that you can read e-books in PDF format on the Kindle. I downloaded some free PDF e-books and transferred them to my Kindle, but they don't show up in my Kindle menu. I did some research and found out you need some kind of software to convert the PDF files into something the Kindle can read. Can anyone give me some advice on this? Is it hard to convert the files? And what about MS Word documents? Isn't the Kindle supposed to be able to read them also?
Apr 28, 2009 07:50AM

2802 Excuse me, Diannerj, but have you not read every other comment in this thread? Of course the Kindle keeps your page in the book, that's not the point. I like knowing what page I'm on in a book, and the Kindle 1 only gives you black dots on the bottom of the screen to give a very rough idea of where you are in the book.
Mar 13, 2009 02:19PM

2802 Maybe my problem is I don't have the Kindle 2. I have the earlier version, and there doesn't seem to be a way to measure your progress in a book. It drives me crazy, because I like to know where I am in the book. What am I supposed to do, buy a Kindle 2 now?
Mar 12, 2009 08:30AM

2802 Hi everyone,

I'm a new member, and a new Kindle user. I love my Kindle, but I think it will change the way we read. I started out downloading long books, the kind I like to read in print. However, I get frustrated by not knowing where I am in the book. And by constantly pushing the "Next Page" button. Now, I think I like the Kindle best for shorter works. I think collections of short stories are best, because you can read them in small bites. Anyone agree? Do you think the Kindle is changing your reading tastes?

topics created by John