‘I love to hold a book,’ you say. ‘There’s just nothing to compare to the fell of paper, holding as you lay back in bed, finally putting the book on your bedside table before drifting off to sleep, most probably taking the pages you have just read into your dreamland. Well, that’s how it works for me, but now with a slightly different slant. I now take a Kindle and swipe the pages and what’s best is that my Kindle is more than 1000 books, potentially.
Do I miss the real books? Yes, sometimes I do, but the shear convenience is slowly winning the day. For publisher and book shops, I guess there is an emerging demon as book sales in the traditional form plummet. That is sad and unless there is some sort of backlash to the new medium then Kindle and its ‘relations’ (other reading Apps.) will rule the day. Of course there will always be the ‘diehards’ who will never accept the modern technology.
If you were thinking that a Kindle will hit you in the pocket, then think again. I see there is a link from my website (www.authorneilcoleman.com) that lets you buy one from Amazon for US$69. Yes, it is a basic model, but it does the trick. If you want one with better ‘backlighting,’ then you will have to pay more.
Xmas is coming up, so get your Kindle and then go and download ROSKILL and in a few weeks, TALK TO ME, my next little tale of improbable proportions. Don’t forget to write a short review. Happy Kindleling!