Friday, June 29, 2012

Real book or a Kindle?

I don't own a Kindle.  Please stop gasping.  I really don't.  I have many many friends who have them and think I'm totally and completely insane for not having the coolest thing in the world.  But I love books. I love the feel of them.  I love turning the pages. I love every little thing about books.  Kindles seem so, oh I don't know.  Cold?  Empty?  Weird?  I must confess here, that I am a techno-phobe.  I just started texting 2 years ago.  I know.  Bizarre.  You're learning way too much about me.  Things that are slightly horrifying even.  But please have compassion on me.  I have a very old-fashioned soul and Kindles and I-Pads are just one more thing to add to my list of gadgest that I have to have because everyone else has them. I usually ignore that list.  At least I try to.  But as an author, I'm not sure if I should.  I've heard over and over that E-Books will take over and real books will end up in the garbage dump with all those VHS tapes you still have boxed up in your garage.  Can this be true?  Everytime I go to Amazon to check something out or buy something, I see nothing but the word KINDLE everywhere I look.  It's annoying, but at the same time, Holy Cow!  It's really seriously taking over.  The traditional printing process of books is on its way out.  I guess.  Does that make anyone else sad?  Or am I being too old fashioned here?  The Kindle and E-book revolution has opened the door to thousands and thousands of writers who can now publish their books without the hassle of a publisher.  And their books are being read.  A lot.  By all of those Kindle owning people.  Let me know your thoughts!


Lizzie said...

I have a kindle but I also buy copies of books from my favorite authors. There is something so lasting and real about reading a traditional book.

Shannon said...

Excellent compromise Lizzie!