When I first heard that Amazon were bringing out an e-reader I thought: why are they bothering? It’ll never catch on.
People like the feel of a book, they like the smell and texture of a brand new book fresh out of the box. There is something about bending the spine back and flicking through the pages. It’s yours and you can do what you want with it.
Could you really have the same reading experience with a gadget? Really?
When I joined the social networking world back in September last year, I was slowly re-educated. Twitter and the blogosphere was full of people who were embracing the e-book revolution.
I’ve *met* so many people who’ve either published an e-book or who are in the process of publishing their e-book. Everywhere I clicked there was more positivity and I have to say it gave me a lift.
I even bought a Kindle.
And then published an e-book with the Steel City Writers: Just Get It Out There (see how seamlessly I plugged the book?)
So I want to take this opportunity to admit that I was wrong. The e-reader has changed the game completely and is here to stay. I’m reading more e-books than paper books and I find the Kindle easier to hold – what can I say, I’m getting old and the Kindle is a lot easier to hold than a 600+ page David Baldacci thriller 🙂
Where are you on the e-book revolution?
Thanks for your time and if you’re reading this blog on your e-reader, bless you!