Friday, September 2, 2011
Back to School with E-Books
My reading was limited to the availability of the school library since we didn’t have a local one at the time, and my family’s budget didn’t include books. I feel so lucky now to be part of an ebook revolution which makes it easier and less expensive for young readers to get their hands on everything from exciting short stories to full-length novels. I’m hoping one ebook that is discovered by many young adults is my current release, Shortcomings. I think there’s a powerful message hidden in a compelling story, but then I’ll let the readers be the judge of that. So far, the feedback has been very positive, even by adults.
I’ve lived long enough to see some exciting advancements in technology, but I never expected that someone would develop a way for us to read a book without holding the actual product in our hands. I thought for sure I would always be a die-hard paperback fan, but I’m a Kindle lover for the pure convenience, speed and size that allows me access to more books than I can probably read in the rest of my lifetime.
While some will continue to claim they are a “print” fan, I’m sure they haven’t given the new technology a fair try. How could you not like having a book delivered to your e-reader in the blink of an eye, one costing far less than the actual printed copy, and even when coupled with the 3000+ capacity a Kindle holds, weighs less than a pound. If you didn’t get an e-reader last Christmas, ask for one this year. There are others besides the Kindle to choose from, and Mom and Dad might be impressed that you aren’t asking for a toy. Happy Reading.