You know, I have gone back and forth on this whole e-book/ kindle thing and I think that I am starting to buy into it. Granted, I love having the physical copies of my books but perhaps I should consider building up an e-book collection. Besides, I have often wonder what I would ever do with all my books once me and husband decide to relocate to Africa in the next 5-10 years. Carrying my whole library probably is not the most realistic thing in the world. But an ipad or a kindle. Now that's genius!
I think it's very possible, and the fact that publishers aren't all over this shows how fear of change is freezing an industry that should be looking for ways to capitalize on new opportunities. For example, what about introducing new \"e-only\" imprints to introduce new writers The successful ones could be reissued in hard copy, with an emphasis on an appealing physical look. In short, I'd like to see them think outside the box the way that you are. Bottom line is that people are still reading. As long as that's true, there's hope.
First, for full disclosure, I do not own any e-readers. The piracy comment above is a great concern. Musicians have shows to make up the loss from music piracy, is there anything comparable to a serious tour for smaller name authors I personally prefer paper books, because I like to highlight, underline, dogear, and write in margins. Plus there is an added benefit if I need to go back for a specific passage to quote in my own writing. Do you think that collector editions of larger or popular series/books could keep a decent amount of paper book buyers And would a book like House of Leaves or Hopscotch really work on an e-reader As one who likes a 'visual' aspect in some writings(footnotes, italics, bold type, etc.), but not all books(actually working on a book that is inspired by various 'artistic tricks'), I ask the board, if e-readers take over, would books using 'interesting visual' dynamics be discouraged, disappear, or be forced to take an e-reader type-setting into consideration Thank you.
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