Digital Books

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As a reader, I’m a fan.

Digital books free up space in your house and in your luggage. Plus, if you’re stuck in an airport, doctor’s office, or bath—reading on demand.

As an sometime author, I’m in trouble.

The best thing about digital books? Nothing is permanent. You can change the title, the cover, the whole damn book whenever you want.

The worst thing about digital books? Nothing is permanent. You can change…everything.

So, I did.

After tedious discussions with Grammarly, I tinkered with my vampire trilogy. The books are now as good as they’re ever going to be.

Which leaves my first book, the one I learnt on, the one I’ve already republished with a new cover, new title, and hopefully a better written story. I decided that Grammarly and I should turn a gimlet eye on Daniel Mine.

Big mistake.

Grammarly I can deal with; I’m used to her nitpicking. It’s time that’s the problem.

Things have changed since I first published the book in 2014. No one has a Garmin GPS hanging off their windshield anymore.

Time warp. Freaking annoying.

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9 thoughts on “Digital Books

  1. I doubt I will ever want to read a digital book. One of the top pleasures of life is holding a book in hand, turning the pages, maybe underlining passages I can find again later. I have a few works that could benefit from rewriting, but generally that has not been a fruitful enterprise. Better to just write something new.

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    1. I felt the same way until I got a Kindle and never looked back 🙂
      BTW, you can definitely underline passages in a digital book.

      Yes, it probably would make more sense to write something new. Maybe, one day I will, but right now, I just want to fix what I can, and hang up my laptop. It’s not like I’m every going to write as well as André Aciman 🙂

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  2. Ain’t technology great! Problem is, it changes quickly too. I imagine that classics wouldn’t be classics if they’d had technology back then.

    btw I am an ebook fan. I can never go back to paper books, I’m not sentimental and I don’t miss the smell or feel of a real book. Whenever I read anything on paper I think two things. 1) how’s this paper going to be recyled/reused/reduced? and 2) why isn’t the font bigger?

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    1. That’s a good point, I wonder if anything published in the digital age will ever become a classic…hmmm…

      No, I won’t ever go back either. I like being able to purchase books no matter where I am or when. And yes, once you’re used to an e-reader, the font on paper books seem really small.
      I hadn’t thought of the ecological aspect, but saving a few more trees? Win/Win 🙂

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