Ebooks vs. Tangible Books

There’s something about ‘real’ books, isn’t there? I know it’s not just me. I much prefer to pick up a physically present, printed book when I read. I also prefer paperbacks to hardbacks, because they’re smaller and easier to fit into my bag when I go out, but I digress…

Whenever I’m feeling out of inspiration, I just visit a book shop. That sounds bad, I guess – ‘when I’m out of ideas, I go look at other books and steal some!’ But it’s not like that, really!

There’s just something about standing in a book shop that gives me the motivation to keep writing. I think my two big writing milestones are to be published in print format – which will be happening with Dominance and Deception, and I can’t frickin’ WAIT to hold a physical copy! – and to be available to buy in book shops. Wandering into Waterstones and going ‘oh, hey, there’s my book!’ would just be the most surreal, amazing experience…

They say that ebooks are the future, and I can see why. Everything’s digital nowadays, and it’s better for the environment, space-saving and cheaper. But being able to turn the pages is a big part of my love of reading, so I hope books don’t die out entirely before I manage to write something mainstream enough to be available in shops.

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