Well, do they? Mine are all grown up and even so, they still read books, although they occasionally read on their smart phones. None of them owns a kindle. I have books for young adults and books for children on Amazon and I know adults sometimes like to read young adult novels. I’ve read quite a few myself and I think it’s important to read other books for kids if you want to write for them. But the question remains–do kids read kindles? Do many own kindles?
I would imagine they could be very handy, at school for instance, but do the younger generation prefer to read on their laptops or smart phones or do they even prefer to hold an actual book in their hands? If you have any theories on the subject, please comment. If you’d like a free book for your child, or you’d like to read a children’s book yourself, my novel, ‘Last Chance’, will be free on Amazon from the 3rd to the 5th of June.
I wrote Last Chance some years ago, with pre-teens to early teens in mind, but parents of younger children may want to read it first. It has a fairly dark beginning, with the aftermath of a war, and may not be suitable for some children. It does, however, deal with hope first and foremost and I think has a good message. So much of what our children are exposed to these days seems to be very negative and any positive message is surely worthwhile.
I haven’t written anything for children for several years, although I did enjoy it. Childrens’ ebooks don’t seem to sell as well as those for adults so I think I’ll concentrate on them for now. Perhaps when all the kids get kindles in their Christmas stockings I’ll start writing for them again!