Literature, Reading

Why can’t we own our books?

It's been a reoccurring gripe of mine but not one I've spoken about yet, so here we go... why can't I own my book anymore? We're a family of readers. We're constantly after one another to read our latest discovery in an almost cult-like way to indoctrinate others. My parents are currently chasing me to… Continue reading Why can’t we own our books?

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Fiction, Reading, Writing

Are eBooks Stupid?

This week, the Guardian ran a quote from Arnaud Nourry, chief executive of Hachette Livre, saying that ebooks are “a stupid product” which have "no creativity" and have so far only had "one or two successes among a hundred failures."  If you haven't heard of them, Hachette is currently the world's third largest trade publisher so we… Continue reading Are eBooks Stupid?

Literature, London, Reading, Reviews

Forget the idiom, we DO judge a book by its cover

The Guardian published the article How real books have trumped ebooks celebrating the recent and hopefully continued uptick in sales of physical books over ebooks. In this article, James Daunt, the chief executive of Waterstones makes a wonderful point about selling books: A very large part of the way I sell books has been about how you… Continue reading Forget the idiom, we DO judge a book by its cover