This weekend the paperback version of The Dangerous Gift went live on Amazon. This was a noteworthy moment for me. This is my third published book, but it’s the first available as a paperback and that feels like a step forward.
I still think there is a misconception that an author is not properly published until they can hold a copy of their book in their hand. Is this how other authors feel? It seems out of sync in this technological age. Where almost everything can be done in a virtual setting.
I hardly ever read paperbacks or hardback books now, for me its far more convenient to use my Kindle, which I can even read with the lights out, because it’s back-lit. 🙂 I do most of my reading at night and I often have insomniac tendencies, so an electronic reading device is perfect for me.
I was sent a paperback from a publisher just before Christmas for review and although it was great to look at the cover in colour, (not possible on my type of Kindle), I couldn’t honestly see any other reading benefits and now I’ve read it, I have to make space for it on my oversubscribed book shelves.
So for me eBooks are preferable to paperbacks both in terms of usability and storage. Yet the myth lingers that I am a ‘proper’ author now I have a paperback version of my book. What do other author’s think?
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My eBook version of The Dangerous Gift releases tomorrow 9 February , so I’ll leave you with my short and simple book trailer …