Guest blogger Gary Williams on the appeal of e-publishing (Part 2 of 3).
I’ve heard some people say that they will never read an e-book. They love the feel and smell of a tangible book. I must agree, there is something comforting, almost romantic, about turning the pages of a bound book, the scent of the paper. But the fact is, we are a society of convenience and immediacy. As people get comfortable with the technology, which is about as user friendly as you can get, more and more will convert.
Talk to anyone who is a regular e-device user and you’ll find that they’re hooked. Both my parents are in their 80s. Each owns a Kindle. My father is on pace to read more novels this year than I’ve read in my entire life, and he hasn’t set foot in a brick-and-mortar book store for years.
Gary Williams co-writes with Vicky Knerly. Their debut thriller, Death in the Beginning, was released electronically on November 21st, two days ago.