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Newsletter Dated: 9/25/2008 8:02:53 AM
Subject: Why E-authors go to Print
Rita Hestandís Newletter
"E - authorís books in printĒ 09/25/2008 ó Issue # 1
In case you havenít heard, Hannahís Man is now in print at Amazon.com, Booksurge.com and Readerseden.com. So I guess a lot of you wonder why we bother with e - publishing if we are going to go into print anyway. Well, thereís more here than meets the eyes.
Here's an example...
I now have six of my e - published books in print. Why bother you ask. Because despite the fact that I thoroughly believe in ebooks being the wave of the future, I also know for a fact that there are readers who still prefer to hold the real book in their hands.
And, Iíll admit, I enjoy seeing it come out in print too. Because itís more tangible to look at than a screen. However, that being said, one day I truly believe that nine tenths of all literature will be read on electronic readers, bought at a fair price. Notice, I said one day? They still havenít come out with the perfect reader that is affordable for everyone.
Letís face it, most people donít want to read on the computer, mainly because a lot of them work on the computer all day and the last thing they want to do is go home and read on one for hours. I donít blame them for that.
But the value of ebooks is here to stay too. Think about your children being able to come home with only a small holder of CDís instead of a backpack full of books. Think about how handy a CD is too. Thin, weightless almost, and practical to transport. Ebooks offer a variety of ways to read the material too. There are many formats now, not relying just on html or pdf.
So although ebooks are the wave of the future, the printed book is still the one preferred by most readers, and I want my books available in all formats.
SoÖUntil next week...
In This Issue:
ē Feature Article: [Wo How do writers spend their Time]
ē Recommendations for readers or writers
ē Quote of the Week
ē Contact the Editor
1. Feature Article: [How Writers Spend Their Time]
Many readers want to know how writers live and what they do all the time. To tell the truth, we are just like anyone else. We have families to take care of, jobs, and a normal life, sort of.
We cook, sew, garden, watch television, take care of kids, run a family. Our interests may vary to some degree. Personally, I enjoy spending time with my seven grand kids. We might spend hours playing games together, like Sorry, Life, or even a electronic game. I love going to their birthday parties, and watching them do stuff, like play ball, or swim, or bowl. Iím not great at any of these things, but they usually
We also, unlike a lot of you are more solitary. This is the writing time, usually. Some writers go all out wthen they write, lighting candles, playing music, even play dress up. But donít think for a minute itís all fun and games. Writing is one of the most tiring jobs in the world. And I can tell you why in a heartbeat. We live with our characters most of the time. We experience everything we write so to speak, and by the time we are done with a scene, we are bone tired. Itís an emotional thing. And this is not something the average person does experience. Itís about the only thing that seperates us from any other person. Our work is usually solitary, lonely, and tiring. Our reward is self satisfaction first, then you the reader come into the picture and make it all worth while.
2. Recommended Resources
A lot of readers want to know where to buy ebooks. Look no further, hereís a list of available places to buy books
3. Quote of the Week
Someone asked me why I write romance. The answer is simple, romance makes the world a better place to live, and life worth living for.
4. Contact the Author
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