I am proud to be an ebook author. I like ebooks—they’re easy to store, move and read on my pda. That said I also like paper books—the feel and scent of paper in my hands. Having both options available is one of the reasons I submitted to my publishers. While the majority of people who purchase my books buy the electronic version, I have a few who only read the paper copies. And having paper copies is very nice for book signings.
Of course, I’ve seen electronic copies for sale at book signings—usually accompanied by a mini-disk and a lovely photo of the cover. It’s nice to pop the CD in your computer at work so the boss sees you busy at the computer without really knowing what you’re up toJ. And the price of a disk tends to be cheaper than the print copy, usually by half or more (at least for small presses).
And speaking of books signings, I’ll be signing my books at the Glendale Chocolate Affaire tonight from 5-10PM, Saturday from 10AM-2PM, and Sunday 12-5PM. So if you’re close by stop by and say hi and sample the chocolate-covered cheesecake for me.
Or better yet, I’ll get my own piece! Numnumnum….