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Venturing further into e-books
7/24/2011 7:01:34 PM    [ Flag as Inappropriate ]

E-books will complement your physical books

Discoveries and What Shall I Write? have both been available as e-books as well as trade paperbacks for the past year or so. And like many other authors, I've been considering digital editions on a wider scale. In fact, Between the Spaces of A Writer's Life first came out as an e-book.

I know I will always love the physical feeling that holding an actual book provides. I just hugged a new hardback - a seaside mystery - after it came in the mail, overjoyed to discover new (to me) authors in a new series. And then I remembered how I used to hug books as a child.

That said, I can see physical books eventually being considered antiques, as portrayed by Captain James Kirk in one of the Star Trek episodes/movies. Forgive me, Star Trek fans, for forgetting which one, but as a published writer since my teens, the scene itself made a lasting impression at the time. Books will be antiques?!

Although we're not there at the antique store yet, except for rare "old masters," we don't have to wait for the 23rd century. Everything will soon be available electronically in our lifetimes, if it isn't already. And since in many ways we want to ride the waves of the future, we will need to have our work available in a digital edition as well as the beloved hardback and paperback versions. So write on!



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More Blogs by Shirley Ann Parker
• Welcoming 2012 - Tuesday, January 03, 2012
• One down and two to go - Thursday, November 24, 2011
• Cannot believe the holidays are upon us - Friday, November 11, 2011
• Plumbing Nightmares - Monday, September 26, 2011
• This month it's been marketing - Saturday, August 13, 2011
•  Venturing further into e-books - Sunday, July 24, 2011  
• And the foreclosures continue - Saturday, July 02, 2011
• A Satisfying Genealogy Conference - Tuesday, June 21, 2011
• Between the Spaces of A Writer's Life - Saturday, June 04, 2011
• Time to Move Forward - Friday, December 10, 2010
• I have lost an entire year but... - Friday, December 10, 2010
• Now here's a situation for you! - Tuesday, April 14, 2009
• Patricia Highsmith Understood - Saturday, July 05, 2008
• This isn't the life I ordered - Sunday, March 02, 2008
• California Wildfires - Saturday, November 10, 2007
• Life as it is lived - Friday, October 05, 2007
• Are you a Notary Public? - Monday, June 04, 2007
• Time is flying by...much too fast! - Sunday, May 20, 2007
• Reminder! The Ballad of Billy Lee - Saturday, December 02, 2006
• To My Reviewers - Friday, November 24, 2006
• The Ballad of Billy Lee - save the date! - Monday, October 09, 2006
• Being lethargic or daydreaming? - Sunday, September 03, 2006
• A Lone Voice Can Make a Difference - Monday, August 14, 2006
• To report or to comment - Thursday, May 25, 2006
• Mallards at a business park? - Sunday, April 30, 2006
• Mobile Home Alert! - Tuesday, April 11, 2006
• Heard about Book Millionaire? - Thursday, April 06, 2006
• Well, the results are in.... - Monday, March 13, 2006
• Pins and Needles Time - Monday, February 20, 2006
• A Little Disappointed with the Writers' Conference - Tuesday, February 07, 2006
• A Dream Scrambling to Survive - Sunday, January 15, 2006
• An After-Christmas Sale - Sunday, January 08, 2006
• Happy New Year! - Saturday, December 31, 2005
• It's Over for Another Year - Monday, December 26, 2005
• What Do We Write in December? - Sunday, December 18, 2005


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