Ars Technica has a fabulous (but lengthy) post about ebooks and the evolving publisher response (mostly not helpful). Ars is waiting for Apple to take up the mantle of ebooks like it did with music. I think it won’t. Apple’s focused on gaming and why not? Video game sales were about the only entertainment item that was up last year.
From a different perspective is Lavie Tidhar of Apex Magazine. Her argument is that the lack of a future proofed format and the fact that paper lasts longer than bits and bytes means that print isn’t dead. Print books aren’t dead. It’s the print publishing model that seems to be on its last legs. [Thanks D Cross]
According to this article in the Guardian, staying away from Revolutionary Road because it looks too depressing (and for the record, the book is super depressing and therefore the trailer is being true to the story) is the only way to live a happy life because if you are seduced by happy endings you are bound for real life disappointment. [Thanks Bec].
Jessica from RacyRomanceReviews ordered a Kindle. It will be delivered in 5-6 weeks. She debated between Kindle and Sony but ultimately choose the Kindle because of the wireless feature, ability to annotate, and that she could return it if she didn’t like it. I know that SB Sarah has become increasingly irritated with Sir Fusspot as she has nicknamed her Kindle.
Jane Litte is the founder of Dear Author, a lawyer, and a lover of pencil skirts. She self publishes NA and contemporaries (and publishes with Berkley and Montlake) and spends her downtime reading romances and writing about them. Her TBR pile is much larger than the one shown in the picture and not as pretty.
You can reach Jane by email at jane @ dearauthor dot com