- Welcome to Heartstrings.Thanks for stopping by. I am an author of contemporary and historical romantic fiction. My contemporaries, Carly's Rule and Dusty's Fate, are both Amazon Best-Sellers. Ethan's Heart,book one of The Blackwood Brothers' series, will be released Dec. 6, 2016 followed by Escorting Darby Bloom in 2017. Stay tuned for more books in this series.
Sunday, February 5, 2012
Paper books vs E-books
Until a few years ago, I'd never read an e-book. I couldn't imagine holding an e-reader or what my favorite books might look like on it. You see, I've always loved the feel and weight of a paper book in my hand, the smell of a bookstore with shelves and shelves of paperbacks and hardbacks with beautiful covers. There's nothing like browsing a bookstore, then sitting in the cafe and drinking coffee, while my stack of books sit on the table in front of me.
A couple of years ago, I got a Kindle as a gift. I admit I was skeptical, but the thought of ordering a book with one click was kind of cool. I didn't have to leave my house, and I didn't have to wait for the mail to deliver them. I had them in about sixty seconds. I have several hundred books on my Kindle, and a lot of those books were free. Authors sometimes offer a book at zero cost for a couple of days, even a week. It allows readers the opportunity to try a book by an author they've never read. This is a great strategy by an author to acquire new readers. It works. I have to say, I love reading e-books. I'm even working on a collection of short stories to be sold as an e-book.
Do I still love the feel of a paper book in my hand? (Sigh) Yes, very much, and browsing a bookstore is one of my all time favorite things to do. As a reader and an author, I have to move forward with the times. E-books are here to stay.