Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Freedom Seat Reviews for Kindle

I've taken advantage of Amazon.com's Kindle Ebook reader publishing tools, to start a new series for the Kindle, called Freedom Seat Reviews. It's a monthly "e-pamphlet" with a focus on women in aviation.

Issue 1 was published March 1. I just submitted the April issue, issue 2, expecting it to take 7 days before it was published, as had happened with issue 1, but instead the delightful people at Amazon turned it around in 1 day. So rather than wait until April 1 to announce it, I'll list it here as well.

Freedom Seat Reviews is exclusive to the Kindle, for now anyway.

The first issue features extensive, critical reviews of three books:
1. Wings Around the World: The Exhilarating Story Of One Woman's Epic Flight From the North Pole to Antarctica, by Polly Vacher
2. Flying Higher: The Women Airforce Service Pilots of World War II by Wanda Langley
3. Night Witches: The Amazing Story of Russia's Women Pilots in World War II, by Bruce Myles

The entire pamphlet is about 5,000 page in length.

For the same price, but twice as nice, is issue 2, which has assumed the length (10,000 words) and format that it will have for all subsequent issues. Each issue will have two articles about general aviation, and at least three book reviews, usually but not always focused on the female aviator.

1. Aviation on Stamps. Q8: "Mail by Aeroplane" A 1913 US parcel post stamp.
2. Nine Women Aviation Artists
3. Review of Jerrie Cobb, Solo Pilot
4. Review of Spitfire Women of World War II
5. Reviews of 3 Amelia Earhart biographies: Amelia Earhart: Young Air Pioneer; Amelia Earhart: A Biography, by Doris L. Rich; and East to the Dawn: A Biography of Amelia Earhart, by Susan Butler

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