A digital convert, I was still thrilled to receive my novel in paper form! What is it about a ‘real’ book that lures us e-reading folk back and keeps many from investing in the new technology?
My Kindle allows me to:
- read with mittens on while walking the dog (even if it’s drizzling)
- eat my breakfast without slamming shut at the good bit
- take an astronomical number of books with me wherever I go (even on the cheapest flight)
- keep my hands under the covers when reading in bed, with only one finger nipping out to ‘turn’ the page.
- buy new books at any time of the day or night, any place that has wi-fi
- make the font bigger when I can’t find my reading glasses
If you’re still unconvinced, the good news is Crooked Cat books are now bringing their ebooks out in paperback! Once Removed came out today.In the USA: http://www.amazon.com/Once-Removed-KB-Walker/dp/1908910283/ref=sr_1_2?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1348223593&sr=1-2&keywords=Once+Removed
- A kitten on speed? (nutsandcrisps.wordpress.com)
- Paper Textbooks: An Endangered Species? (digitalsurgeons.com)
- Why you shouldn’t buy an e-reader (reviews.cnet.com)
- What Amazon didn’t say about e-books (reviews.cnet.com)
- Amazon: Kindle Ebooks Now Outsell All Paper Books Combined (cultofmac.com)