Friday, October 20, 2006

E-Pubs vs. Print

I know, I know... we've talked it to death, but still -- Allie has an interesting post on this. Go check it out and give her your two cents worth.

Also, I love this as an idea:

A novel use of technology

You'd never have to worry that your bookstore doesn't have the book you want!

What are your feelings about that?

Me? I'll get an e-reader eventually, I suppose. But I want it to look at least a little like a book. I love books. I love holding them and feeling them in my hand. My eyes get so tired when I stare at the computer too much. Reading doesn't do that to me, so I can't read as much electronically.

I'm on the fence. I understand the benefits to e-Publishing, but love my print books.


Anonymous said...

Thanks for sharing this article. While reading it I flucuated between dispair and elation. As a still unpublished novelist I've dabbled with investigating how to enter the market and now it's changing before I've even got started.

All in all though the future sounds pretty interesting.


Tori Lennox said...

Personally, I do all my reading in bed. I seriously doubt I could manage that with an e-reader. I like books. Print books. I spend way too much time on the computer as it is. *sigh*

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Allie Boniface said...

Interesting article, and one that didn't depress me, actually. I sort of like the idea of being able to download any book, when I choose. I also like the idea of not worrying about whether or not you'll sell all the copies that your publisher prints (well, that implies that I will ever actually get a publisher, but I digress...). I think it's inevitable, anyway. If you look today's teens, they are wired within an inch of their lives. Everything they want, pretty much, they get online. Or they start their search there, anyway. The publishing world would be foolish not to adapt, I think.