Wednesday, September 22, 2010

To eBook or Not to eBook

I have recently discovered the decedant world of eBooks. Electronic books at the tips of your fingers. So many to choose from and it's so easy, you can download with the click of a button. You hardly feel the cash slipping effortlessly out of your account.
Apps like ibooks, amazon kindle and borders ebooks make it easy to download oodles of books. In the mood for a classic? There are apps loaded with classics, some of them are free. 'Classics' by Andrew Kazmierski has the best rating and comes recommended by Apple. It has realistic page turning visuals and sounds. Of course most of the book apps like amazon and borders offer free classics as part of their package.
I have found that reading on my i-phone is a little frustrating because the screen is so tiny. A kindle would probably be better. The advantage is that I can hold it in one hand. I can read in a restaurant and not have to balance the book. Finding the page is fast too, but where do I put my cute bookmarks?
So, when you publish that book of yours, will you go the ebook route? I think I would. I always check to see if a book has that option now. I'm not saying that my regular books are history, I'm just looking to the future.


L.T. Elliot said...

I like both. I like having the option of both. I prefer the printed book but I'm not adverse to an e-book--if I had a reader because I hate sitting at my lappy to read.

CL Beck, author said...

Yup, e-books are the future. I'd like to try doing one that way, just to see how it goes.

Jenn Wilks said...

There's the convenience of the ebook, but there's still something to be said for curling up with a real book in your hands and turning real live pages. :o) I do use my iPhone to read books on here and there, but I much prefer a real book. The ebook comes in handy, though, when you're waiting at the doctor's office or something and have some unexpected reading time crop up.

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