Tuesday, 4 January 2011
Where have all the paper books gone?
Almost from your day one announcement I have wanted to read this book.
To be honest I do not care for ereaders - sure I downloaded the six Edge books but I found it a long and tedious process to read them. Usually an Edge book would take a day or so to read - scrolling down etc and it took longer. However, I must admit, I'm not as anti as I was in the beginning - there is a future there - and as Chris Scott Wilson said it is unlikely that an author's work will ever be out of 'print'.
To me these are still early days and readers should have a choice of whether they download or buy a print book version. It seems a bit dictatorial for anyone to say that the only way that I can read Gary Dobbs or Chuck Tyrell is to download. I am pretty certain I am not alone in that view - I know that you are very pro ebooks and I respect that but there has to be a balance.
All the best,
Now I agree with Mr Foster but there is no escaping that fact that eBooks are the direction in which the book industry is heading. However if anyone wants a print copy of A Policeman's Lot then please contact Solstice Publishing and they will be able to arrange for a handsome POD paperback to be sent out. You'll find a CONTACT US link on their website.
I thank Ray for his email and have just emailed him a PDF of A Policeman's Lot. I would like to point out though that after the first few hours of using an eReader it becomes second nature and the reading experience is equal to that of a dead tree book. What does everyone else think on this subject? Are eBooks a good or bad thing for the publishing industry and more importantly for the reading public?