Booksniffing and Other Naughty Oddities I Rarely Confess

An impassioned defense of print, an advocacy of digital, a compeeling study of the deep interconnections between writers and the readers they love. And ME! What’s not to like about this wonderful post?

Being Southern Somewhere Else

526px-Eastman_Johnson_-_Reading_BoyThat’s right, y’all.  I’m a shameless booksniffer.  Want to woo me? Don’t bring me flowers and take me to a movie–bring me old books, yellow and sweet with age. Take me to a museum. Show me something different.  That being said, I want to talk about something that has been much covered over the past few years.  The rise of the electronic book.  Now, I’m with Stephen Fry who notes that

“Books are no more threatened by Kindle than stairs by elevators.”

I’m not an either/or girl.  I prefer both/and options, even when they aren’t offered.  A lot of people bemoaned the rise of electronic books, especially when the school system in many places tried to transition exclusively to electronic content. But why do we need to choose?

Conversion Rates

I’ll be the first to admit that I will always prefer printed books.  I like the feel of a book…

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Michael Dellert is an award-winning writer, editor, publishing consultant, and writing coach with a publishing career spanning 18 years. He is currently working as an independent freelancer. He lives in the Greater New York City area.

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Michael Dellert is an award-winning writer, editor, publishing consultant, and writing coach with a publishing career spanning 18 years. He is currently working as an independent freelancer. He lives in the Greater New York City area.
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