Friday, April 5, 2013

E is for eBooks

Ever since the eBooks were introduced to the publishing industry the war began, and lots of opinions  inundated cyberspace.

I was one of those that thought I never wanted to give up my books. I loved the smell of the pages, and the smell as I entered a library. (The memories come flooding in as I type.)

 How far we've come. We should never be afraid of growth. I've lived to see color TV, air conditioners created for homes, then central air--then dishwashers and microwaves, electric typewriters, computers. So many other inventions like cell phones.

I welcomed and still welcome all new technology.

I love my Nook. I love the fact that I can travel with my library at my fingertips. Whether it be a Kindle, IPad, Google, Nook, or whatever eReader you prefer, the world of knowledge is at your fingertips.

Don't get me wrong, I still love books. I love the feel of the pages between my fingertips, but I have welcomed eBooks wholeheartedly.

The publishing industry has suffered, but I believe they have recovered as they all jumped on board and found a way to make it work. What has made it hard is that it came at a time the economy was struggling.

Last, but not least, eBooks have made it possible for many authors to self-publish and have the opportunity to show what they can do. Also, they're are so many free eBooks offered by first-time authors. My husband has read quite a few that he thought were excellent books.

I believe eBooks are the libraries of the future. I recall the movie The Time Machine, where Guy Pearce travels into the future and speaks to a computer that projects a holographic image of a librarian that can answer any question asked. I love this idea.

I say we need to all go into the future without any regrets and welcome new technology that will help make our lives better and easier--especially today with our busy lifestyles--and cherish the memories of our past.

Here's to eBooks! And the Future!
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Anonymous said...

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Sally @ Breaking Cover said...

I love real books but I wouldn't be without my Kindle. I sent the draft of my novel to my Kindle and gave it a read through. It looked like a real book but all the mistakes jumped out straight away.

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CE Francies said...

Loved this topic. I agree, ebooks are the future. Fun Fact: HG Wells, who wrote the original Time Machine in the late 1800s predicted a "world library" of the future that would be easily accessible by everyone--and which has been recently likened to the internet and even ebooks. Just thought I'd add toss that out there in reference to The Time Machine. :)

Lynn Proctor said...

yeah this subject makes me kinda sad--but time moves on---see ya did think of a great e word :)

Ciara said...

Ninja minion checking in. I hope you are enjoying the challenge! :)

Kathy Collier said...

What a great idea. I agree. In fact, I've also considered going to and having a handful of hard copies printed just for that very same purpose. Using my Nook for that purpose is an awesome idea.

I like that you can make notes and mark them like you would a hard copy.

Kathy Collier said...

C. E. Francies:

Thank you for your comment. I started to research the older version but didn't have the time. Since the 2002 version was a redo, I was curious about that part. I'm so glad you knew, you definitely saved me the time, because I was going to go back and researchit some more.
Have a great day!

Margo Kelly said...

I love books, and I believe there will be a place for them along with e-books. :) Thanks for stopping by my blog yesterday!

Patricia Lynne said...

I thought I would never read ebooks either. Then I found a book I wanted and downloaded it. Like you, I still love my print books, but I love my ebooks as much.

Kathy Collier said...

Thanks Everyone for your comments and for visiting my blog. I'll be checking to see what you've done as well. I love all of your blogs.