Books Won’t Die!

The publishing industry has undergone massive change during the past decade or so. It seems that nowadays almost everybody can self-publish a book, and most people have done (hello!). Ultimately, we still strive for that elusive contract with a big publisher and all the trimmings, even though the reality is often far from the dream. However you publish your books, one thing is certain: books are immortal. Readers will always crave something new and will devour series after series in the quest for adventure and knowledge.

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When the Kindle was launched, and a whole range of e-readers appeared on the market, industry experts claimed that the good old paperback was dead. How wrong they were! I heard on the radio earlier this week that independent booksellers reported a boom in book sales during the Christmas 2018 period, a surprise result considering that high street stores are failing to meet targets and are closing at a rapid rate. I wonder if readers still like the feel and smell of a book? I know I do. I mean, yes, I love my Kindle, but truthfully, I read more physical books than eBooks. My Kindle is a useful, portable device that can fit in my handbag, but nothing beats a book. And I still love hardback books. Indeed, I dream of having my own novels published in hardback one day, if only to fulfill a long-held desire.

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Do you still read? What is your preferred medium for a book? I’m still seeking an audience for #TheRedcliffeNovels series, and I am working on my new vampire hunter series of standalone novels. You can find the first two already published: Vampire of Blackpool and Return of the Vampire Hunter. I also write and publish short stories and the occasional poem. But I love books. I always will.

SMG Happy New Year

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6 Responses to Books Won’t Die!

  1. As you said the smell and feel of a book is just spot on. I do use iBooks now but you can’t beat the real thing.

  2. Caron Allan says:

    Interesting post! I also read different formats for different reasons: the on-the-move-convenience of ebooks and the treating-myself print book.

  3. Book immortality is what gives me hope when I worry about my sales numbers! A least the book is out there like a hidden treasure.

    I use my Kindle for most of my reading only because books were taking over the house. Our last move had more book boxes than bedroom boxes!

    • Ha ha, yes, we moved house last summer and still have a few boxes of books lurking in the garage. And I have stashed them all over the house!

      Never give up hope with your book sales. I always imagine that my books will find their readers when the time is right 🙂

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