"No, no!" I cried. I must have the book in my hands! I must feel the pages and smell the aging paper! I want to flip back to the cover now and then to reflect on it's potential hidden secrets about the story! I want to shove it into my shoulder bag and carry it with ease wherever I go! Truth be told, this is still my preference, however my eyes have been open to the seduction of the e-book. After an irresistible recommendation from a friend for the book CONSEQUENCES (see Book Reviews page for more on the book), I was dying to read it right away. The book was not available at the nearest stores, but I could order it online for approx. $15, for a paperback. The other option was to get it for my Kindle app, for .99cents, and start reading immediately. Dissuaded by the price of paperbacks these days, and urged on by my impatience for the book, I held my nose and made the plunge!
What I have come to see, is that e-books are the New Paperbacks. Not the gorgeous thing you paw over and display proudly on your polished bookshelves, but the less expensive item that can still give you the story you crave. I am also well aware that e-books are still the preferred way for people to get their adult books, which means I should be focusing on that avenue for THE WIKOMSETTE. With this in mind I am now submitting the manuscript to publishers who specialize in e-publishing, with a newfound appreciation for what this may do for my book. I expect, as with other technological marvels, I am behind the curve on this one, but if you have not yet tried an e-book, I recommend giving it a go, and I would love to hear your thoughts on the subject!