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eBooks – an intro

ereadersI recently published my first book, The God Solution To The Atheist Delusion, as an ebook on Amazon.com (and .ca) and on KoboBooks.com. This means that it is available to read on various electronic devices, but it is not available as a printed book.

Some people have asked me how they can read my book if they don’t have an eReader. That is a great question.

The short answer: Do you have a cell phone, tablet or computer? If yes, get the Amazon Kindle Reader for your device (it’s a free download) and read it on your device.

For the longer answer, which provides plenty of additional details, please read on.

First, why did I decide to do this? Here are three (of many) reasons:

  1. I like digital – I can’t remember the last time I bought a physical book. I love my Kindle Paperwhite for many reasons, most notably the ability to carry my entire book collection on a small device; and
  2. The ease of publishing – I can easily manage my book publishing workflow from start to finish without investing a lot of money in physical goods – digital publishing has been amazing at lowering the barrier to entry for authors!
  3. The ease of distribution – I can easily distribute my book to multiple book sellers, including Amazon.com (and any country that Amazon operates in) and Kobo Books. Each seller offers an interactive portal that makes it easy to sell to.

And second, what do people need to do to read my book electronically?

I have published my book on two major platforms: Amazon and Kobo. To read my book, you can either use a dedicated eReader or you can use your own electronic device (iPhone, iPad, iPad, Android device, etc.) with the Amazon Kindle or the Kobo app installed.

Dedicated eReader options include:

Amazon:

Kobo:

If you don’t have a reader, you’re in luck: both Amazon and Kobo have free ereader apps that you can install on your mobile phone, tablet or computer:

Amazon:

Kobo:

So take your pick – if you don’t have a dedicated eReader, you can either get a dedicated eReader or you can download an eReader app onto your existing device, which will then allow you to purchase and read books on that platform.

If you have never bought an ebook, which platform should you choose?

Personally, I have an affinity for Amazon. I described my reasons for liking the Amazon environment in a blog post that is now 3 years old! The reasons I presented then still hold today. In fact, my first Kindle Keyboard eReader stopped working a couple of months ago. I immediately went out and replaced it with a new Kindle Paperwhite.

That said, neither Amazon nor Kobo is a bad choice. That’s why I publish to both platforms – there are plenty of readers on both platforms and I want to be able to reach them all.

I hope this post helps explain the choices available to you and that you are able to use one of these platforms to read my book. If you have questions, feel free to post them in the comments section below.

And, feel free to let me know which reader you use in the comments below as well. I’m curious to know which devices my readers use.

Thanks!

Todd

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philosophy

The God Solution – available now on Kobo and Amazon!

The God Solution on Amazon.comThe God Solution on Kobobooks.comMy first published book is now available for purchase as an ebook on both Amazon and Kobo. This means that you can read it on pretty much any device out there (ipod, iphone, android, etc.)

Here’s a synopsis of the book:

In 2008, Richard Dawkins wrote a book called “The God Delusion”. The book offered a controversial critique of belief in God. I felt that his critique was flawed on numerous fronts. This book is a summary of my thoughts and a defence of my faith.

Richard Dawkins’ book, The God Delusion, has become a go to source for Atheists when they attempt to dispel the validity of religion. Unfortunately, Dawkins’ arguments are flawed. In this thought provoking book, Todd Dow refutes The God Delusion through a thorough analysis of Dawkins’ arguments. Chapter by chapter, I pinpoint the issues with Dawkins’ arguments, outlining the flaws in Dawkins’ logic and offering valid and sound responses to each of the issues that Dawkins addresses.

The following topics are addressed:
Straw Men – Dawkins’ weak proofs of God
The Ultimate 747 – Is that the best he’s got?
Problems with Organized Religion
The objective roots of morality
The Historical Jesus
The problem with fundamentalism
The slippery slope of abortion
Why not rid ourselves of religion, politics and economics?
Childhood abuse and brainwashing
On evolution and concluding thoughts

And, as an added bonus, I have included an appendix that contains a thought experiment entitled, “Should Atheists Have Children?”

Please do go pick up a copy of my book and let me know what you think – feel free to offer your feedback in the comments below and (more importantly) provide your feedback on my book page on Amazon.com or Kobobooks.com.

Happy reading!

Todd

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philosophy

The God Solution on Kobo – coming soon!

kobo_logoI have received requests from various people asking if my new book will be available on the Kobo platform.

The answer is, “soon”!

I have submitted my book to the Kobo store and am just waiting for it to be approved. I’ll update my blog as soon as it is available in the Kobo store.

Stay tuned!

Todd

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philosophy

The God Solution – available now!

The God Solution

It’s official! My first published book is now available for purchase.

The book is now available as an ebook and you can read it on your Kindle or on the Kindle Reader, which works on pretty much every device out there (ipod, iphone, android, etc.).

In 2008, Richard Dawkins wrote a book called “The God Delusion”. The book offered a controversial critique of belief in God. I felt that his critique was flawed on numerous fronts. This book is a summary of my thoughts and a defence of my faith.

Richard Dawkins’ book, The God Delusion, has become a go to source for Atheists when they attempt to dispel the validity of religion. Unfortunately, Dawkins’ arguments are flawed. In this thought provoking book, Todd Dow refutes The God Delusion through a thorough analysis of Dawkins’ arguments. Chapter by chapter, I pinpoint the issues with Dawkins’ arguments, outlining the flaws in Dawkins’ logic and offering valid and sound responses to each of the issues that Dawkins addresses.

The following topics are addressed:
Straw Men – Dawkins’ weak proofs of God
The Ultimate 747 – Is that the best he’s got?
Problems with Organized Religion
The objective roots of morality
The Historical Jesus
The problem with fundamentalism
The slippery slope of abortion
Why not rid ourselves of religion, politics and economics?
Childhood abuse and brainwashing
On evolution and concluding thoughts

And, as an added bonus, I have included an appendix that contains a thought experiment entitled, “Should Atheists Have Children?”

Please do go pick up a copy of my book and let me know what you think – feel free to offer your feedback in the comments below and (more importantly) provide your feedback on my book page on Amazon.com.

Happy reading!

Todd

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philosophy

The God Solution – available soon!

The God SolutionI am finally publishing a book! My first effort at book writing is currently “in review” at Amazon. I expect it to be available for sale within the next day or so on amazon.com. The book will be available as an ebook and you’ll be able to read it on your Kindle or on the Kindle Reader, which works on pretty much every device out there (ipod, iphone, android, etc.).

In 2008, Richard Dawkins wrote a book called “The God Delusion”. The book offered a controversial critique of belief in God. I felt that his critique was flawed on numerous fronts. This book is a summary of my thoughts and a defence of my faith.

Richard Dawkins’ book, The God Delusion, has become a go to source for Atheists when they attempt to dispel the validity of religion. Unfortunately, Dawkins’ arguments are flawed. In this thought provoking book, Todd Dow refutes The God Delusion through a thorough analysis of Dawkins’ arguments. Chapter by chapter, I pinpoint the issues with Dawkins’ arguments, outlining the flaws in Dawkins’ logic and offering valid and sound responses to each of the issues that Dawkins addresses.

The following topics are addressed:
Straw Men – Dawkins’ weak proofs of God
The Ultimate 747 – Is that the best he’s got?
Problems with Organized Religion
The objective roots of morality
The Historical Jesus
The problem with fundamentalism
The slippery slope of abortion
Why not rid ourselves of religion, politics and economics?
Childhood abuse and brainwashing
On evolution and concluding thoughts

And, as an added bonus, I have included an appendix that contains a thought experiment entitled, “Should Atheists Have Children?”

Stay tuned – I’ll update my blog as soon as the book is available for sale.

Todd