Yep, the times they are a changing. Self publishing once had a bad reputation, but the public loves their e-readers. Once it was about Auntie Jane writing her life story, which began with a sentence like….I was born at a very early age! The Internet has brought an unprecedented change to the way we create, distribute and read books.The summer I finished writing, Greening of a Heart, a published article stated that e-book sales were outselling paper books.
Believe me, I understand the concerns addicted readers have. We love a book store, browsing, picking up and turning over books whose covers catch our eyes. We can’t do without this fix. The first couple of years my husband offered the gift of a Kindle I wasn’t interested. “I have to hold the book in my hands.” Sound familiar? The old saying, don’t knock it until you’ve tried it, is applicable here. I tried it, I loved it. I have read 82 books on my Kindle Fire. Four more are in the queue to be read. Having run out of shelf space, this is a great place to store books for a book-aholic.
I enjoyed Dan Brown’s paragraph in his new book Inferno. “Langdon scanned the crowd. “So tell me, do we have any authors here tonight?” Nearly one-third of the hands went up. Langdon stared out in shock. Wow, either this is the most accomplished audience on earth, or this e-publishing thing is really taking off.