eBooks have done to the physical book and audio book what MP3 did to LPs and CDs respectively. Figures tell us that they are selling over and beyond other book formats. As it is, we already have enhanced eBooks – doing everything but singing and dancing (some might do). Then there were the Apps. And all this is great especially if we are quid’s in.
And so, I reckon eBooks will be around for a while and boom even further as we have only just started to exploit them. There is so much more we can do with our digital content.
Here I am, a 40-something book lover, having a once in a lifetime opportunity to go back into full time study and learn about the craft I love so dearly namely publishing. And why do I love it? Because it is the birthplace of books.
My earliest and indeed fondest moments in life involve a book of some sort – even school books. Books were my playground. There, I got lost in the world created by the author. Oh, how I remember the joys I got from the likes of Enid Blyton (Famous Five series, The Magic Faraway Tree), Jane Austen, Charles Dickens, my Children’s Book of Bible Stories (which I outgrew in no time and read my way through the Bible by the time I was ten), Pacesetters ( a Nigerian series of thought provoking books) and a garage load more – all which were read before my teen years.