A Hard Decision
I'm normally a computer savvy, tecky. I've owned many laptops before they were in. I own a netbook, mine is cream colored white. I have a wireless card for my computer so I can surf the net from anywhere with cell phone service. I've owned a computer since 1986 (remember the Commodore 64? For those who care 64 stands for K the amount of memory it had). Yet, I have a love-hate relationship with ebooks. I'm not entirely sure why. I like the convenience of e-books, but I also like to hold a book in my hands. Do I have an e-reader. No. I've looked at them but I'm still holding out. I'm not 100% convinced its the same, contrary to what all my friends who own them tell me.
- I want (need) it now.
- I don't want to pay shipping.
- I will save money over the cost of a soft/hard cover book
Why not e-books?
- I don't like digital files
- I have to print it out if I want to hold it
- I like books with covers
As you can see I'm evenly divided. But then I'm in good company. Steve Jobs couldn't decide either. He's launched his iPad that includes the iReader, years after his competition. Well, Steve I guess we authors better get working. There is now another platform to turn our digital files into for your device.
I know, ebooks are here to stay. I just don't have to like it, do I?