It’s the most wonderful time of the year! What time you say? It’s time for my annual Booklover Carol, of course. This ridiculous tradition is a surprise to you? Well, every year I pen a new carol, and publish it here. One is sillier than the other. Who could decide?
You may ask yourself when this madness will end? Well, as long as there are Christmas carols for me to adulterate, ending doesn’t seem likely.
This year is my seventh, and for those of you who simply haven’t gotten your fill, I’m including a link for a pdf of all the carols in my next newsletter. So if you haven’t signed up for my mailing list, now’s your chance. It’s my Christmas gift to my newsletter subscribers. If that sounds like work, just click on “holiday” under categories on your right and scroll and scroll some more to find previous carols.
Last year we celebrated the growth of independently published authors. Could the rise of e-books be far behind?
Enjoy this year’s contribution sung to the tune of “It’s Beginning to Look a Lot Like Christmas.” And take the advice at the end seriously, okay? Your friends at your local bookstores will be glad you did.
It’s Beginning To Look A Lot Like Kindle
It’s beginning to look a lot like Kindle
Ev’rywhere you go;
Take a look at the internet, before you go into debt
And Amazon will be your ho, ho, ho.
It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas,
E-books every size,
But the prettiest sight to see is the novel that will be
On your own device.
A romance so sweet she is swept off her feet
Is the hope of Vera and Vi;
A novel so tense he can’t stand the suspense
Is the wish of Kermit and Kyle;
And everyone is hoping for a book that makes them smile
It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas
Ev’rywhere you go;
There are books for the Nook as well, Kobo is always swell,
And iTunes wants your business, too, you know.
It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas;
But before your sale goes live?
There’s a store down the road with books you can hold
Help that bookstore survive.