Publishers are choking the life out of them … at least for me. But that’s because I can’t afford a $10 book. The last new book that was purchased in this house was the last in the Sword of Truth series by Terry Goodkind.
I don’t understand people’s obsession with the Holy Printed Book.
Zoe Winters (okay, I admit to some hero worship with her) wrote a post about entitled Those who don’t think e-books will take over don’t have an e-reader. She was one of those “You will pry a printed book out of cold dead hands” and now she’s attached at the fingers to her kindle. I love my kobo (really great for crochet patterns btw).
“To publish a well-prepared unillustrated text, about $1500,” Hurley says. Technical or heavily illustrated texts can be more expensive to e-publish, but the cost is nevertheless drastically cheaper than a print version of the book.
People say the love the smell of paper. No they don’t. No one likes the smell of paper. It brings up some feelings I gues, but it’s not bread or chocolate.
Yep. The Kobo is not user friendly for the technologically challenged. My mom has recently mastered her mp3 player (well, mastered is a strong word), but I wouldn’t suggest the Kobo yet.
Blogs need to get portable so I can download them to my eReader and take them to my daughter’s karate. i don’t have a smartphone, because as stated in my last post, I won’t afford the luxury. I think they are overpriced. Also all the pdfs people give away will soon also be epubs. For now there is calibre.
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