I have loved the thought of ebooks since they came out years ago. While I personally love having the actual book with real pages to flip through, I see so many advantages to ebook availability.
Vacations, where you have a limited amount of space to start with, especially with the limit on baggage on planes these days, it is far simpler to take one piece of electronics than several books.
Space, can we start in my computer room? The shelves are filled with a few of my favorites. I go through every few months and clean the shelves recycling those books that looked so good but neither I nor my husband will read again. And still some how they stay filled. It would be much simpler to fill a hard drive with these titles.
Libraries, and their community programs. I’ve heard several people who just live to far from libraries to take advantage of their vast selection and many counties offer mailing services to them and disabled citizens. Now they are adding ebooks which is much more cost effective.
Now for the migraine part.
I’ve spent weeks researching ebook options for Second Wind. So many formats available. And why are there so many? Each company that puts out a new reader wants you to use theirs. Not a bad thought for them, head ache for publishers and readers alike.
Second Wind’s copyright concerns. I’d love to say no one would ever wish to do something illegal with offered ebooks but even I’m not that naïve. We do have to protect our copyright and make the ebooks as user friendly as possible. This is one part of ebooks that have come a long way from the start.
The good news!
Second Wind Publishing titles will be out in ebook very soon. How soon? The next few days to the next few weeks.
Much like everything else we do, we are trying to do it unique.
With that, we’d love to know what your favorite format is. How do you normally decide on an ebook, or if your selections differ from your paper bound books? Please also share your personal thoughts on ebooks in general.
Suzette Vaughn, Author, reader, and for the moment, migraine free!