Alfred Hitchcock once said, “This paperback is very interesting, but I find it will never replace a hardcover book — it makes a very poor doorstop.”
Sound familiar? Reminds me off all the people decrying ebooks and vowing they’ll never give up print. Fine. I believe print books will always be around, but I do like the portability and accessibility of ebooks, especially with the advent of the Kindle and the Sony eReader. I don’t own either one, but I’d love to have one–preferably the Kindle. One day, hopefully, I will.
I love the idea that the Kindle is wireless and you can download books anywhere, anytime. And youcan change the size of the font–which is perfect for folks who need large print. Another reason I like them is because I have ebooks out, and I want people to buy them–so there’s method to my madness.
To all ebook detractors, I say: Give ebooks a chance. They’re inexpensive (even if the readers aren’t right now, they pay for themselves quickly b/c the books are much cheaper), easy to use, and they aren’t backlit, so they don’t hurt your eyes. Alfred Hitchcock probably wouldn’t like them…I can’t see using a Kindle as a doorstop. But they are the wave of the future.
Check out all of my ebooks at http://www.cobblestone-press.com. You’ll be glad you did.