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Monday, 8 August 2011

Of paramount eImportance

Chap O'Keefe
"The fact that nothing ever needs to be out of print is, as far as I’m concerned, a big plus to digital publishing. It means that in theory everything ever written can be easily available. I also think that genres such as the western can reach a bigger audience as ebooks. I don’t really think there is a downside to ebooks themselves, since traditional books should be able to co-exist with this new technology. The ease of self-publishing means that at the moment there is a lot of swill about, and that could be seen as a downside, but quality will out and in time the bad writing will simply vanish. So long live the ebook." Jack Martin/Gary Dobbs

eBooks V traditional books - the debate has been raging for some time now, but why should the two mediums be in competition with each other? For many years we've had hardbacks,paperbacks, audio books and now eBooks are just another option for writers to reach an audience.
David Whitehead

"Ebooks are not demons, or replacements for books. They’re another outlet for creative writing. As before, the reader needs to be aware that not all books will live up to their promise in the blurb." Nik Morton

The latest Black Horse Extra eMagazine there's a great round table discussion, featuring three big names in western fiction today,  which really does look at both the pros and cons of eBooks and its relation to genre fiction. I urge anyone and everyone to read this interesting and illuminating article.

Nik Morton
"If we are to encourage this market to grow, and in the process see a resurgence of interest in the western and earn something extra from our labours, we must all always endeavour to make paramount the quality of our writing, and the presentation and affordability of our books." David Whitehead.

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