For those of you who don't know e-books are taking over the world of writing as we know it.
Think about it, Susan Elizabeth Phillips, JK Rowling, Stephen King, all of these writers sent our paper manuscripts to publishing houses, waiting silently without twitter, facebook, blogs, and such. COULD YOU IMAGINE? Here we're given free rein to follow our prey... stalk them even. All we want is to make sure they're still alive in their slush pile. Once we get word we are once again calm. What did they do? Fly to New York and drive in front of the building hoping to see anything... anything at all?
All of their short stories and novels were put in print. It's what I want. It's what a lot of writers want. Getting that can be a lot harder at times. With Kindles, Nooks, and iPads a reader is given a lot more options. Rather than leaving their couch to go to their local library they're scanning amazon for the latest 99 cents books.
Isn't our goal as a writer to be seen? If less readers are going in the bookstores then shouldn't we also be available online?
I won't lie, at first I was against all of it. However with people like Talli Roland, Anne Gallagher, and Juliette Sonabett I don't want to miss the chance at their amazing novels because I chose to boycott something that I shouldn't be against. That's right people, I'm giving in. I'm buying myself a Kindle Fire, and you want to know something? I'm actually excited! I can't wait to read an e-book on my ereader. I never thought I'd conform but I realized from the standpoint of a writer I was ruining my chance to- be heard and seen.
Could someone change your mind to pick up an e-book (like me *winks*)? Are you still not convinced at the awesomeness that is simplicity?
Don't get me wrong I will always love print and when it is available I'll always buy it but for all my friends who are going the self-publishing route I'm not about to miss out on awesome reads because I wanted to pretend I was stubborn.
So go ahead... buy your first e-book, you can thank me later.