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Amazon Kindle Voyage, a High-End E-Reader That Beats Hardcovers

Amazon Kindle Voyage, a High-End E-Reader That Beats Hardcovers | Publishing | Scoop.it
Amazon’s latest Kindle reader, the Voyage, is better than a printed book.
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I was one of those readers dragged kicking and screaming into using this type of technology. Not because I am non-techie but because I love books. The feel of them, the smell of them, turning the pages, the whole shebang.

Then I forgot to purchase a book for one of my college classes and didn't discover it until the day before class started. Amazon to the rescue. I bought the Kindle version and downloaded the PC app. Bam, back in business. But, it was a slippery slope because the next few books I needed were also on Kindle, for lower prices than regular books and the convenience of taking notes and highlighting text was a revelation. So, next thing on my list was to buy an actual e-Reader.

 

I got myself a Fire so I could read in bed without the annoyance of needing a book light and I was hooked. No more grumbling about how paper is better. I still love books. Physical or digital, I've become a convert.

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Why This Bestselling Author Decided To Start Self-Publishing

Why This Bestselling Author Decided To Start Self-Publishing | Publishing | Scoop.it
Author Karen Traviss has published a slew of successful books, from her own Wess'har Wars series to a number of Star Wars, Halo and Gears of War novels. But for her new techno-thriller Going Grey, she decided to walk away from a mainstream publishing contract and self-publish. She explains why.
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"I realise some writers want the validation of a publisher. Please take it from someone who's had it that the only approval that counts is the reader's."

 

There are so many good books that have been passed on by publishers because they don't fit neatly into a genre, but then neither do people. We are a crazy mish-mash of varied interests and we need to have more variety. It's a phenomenon in both publishing and movie-making to look for the next big thing as long as it is like the last big thing. Some of us appreciate originality in both written and visual art.

 

 

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