The Big Reveal

Welcome to the Big Reveal

I enjoy reading author interviews, but often times they don’t ask the kinds
of questions I wonder about. So I’ve assembled a group of writers at
all levels, from un-agented to published, and every week I will
have a new question for them.

Old fashioned book or E-reader?


Kyra Lennon
Ooh, I love both but I spend more time with my Kindle now. The big benefit of e-readers is that I can have a new book delivered in seconds, without having to trudge out to a book shop.


Medeia Sharif
I have a Kindle and Kindle apps. I prefer ebooks. They’re portable and it’s easier to find my spot on them. This means more reading.


Manda Pepper
It depends on the book. If it’s something I want for my shelf versus something I think of as more “disposable.” I have a Kindle (Paperwhite, plus an old original one), and it’s great for travel. But there’s something about the smell of an old book that makes my heart sing.


Rachel Schieffelbein
I have a Nook, and I love it, but I love to have real books, too. If I read a book I really love on my Nook I still go buy the print version.


Ilima Todd
I have a Kindle app on my i-Pad mini, but the only books I purchase for it are books that are offered as e-books only or have a HUGE price difference from the hard copy. I don’t mind e-books, but since I’m typing on a screen all day as a writer, it’s nice to give myself a break and read from paper.


Janeal Falor
90% of the time, old fashioned books. I like e-readers for traveling, but usually I’m at home when I read. I do have a nook, but I feel like ebooks get ‘lost’ and I easily forget I have them. They are fantastic for traveling though. It’s also great to be able to buy something at home and not have to go out to get a book. But I still love browsing libraries and bookstores for something wonderful I can flip through.


Julie Sondra Decker
I don’t own an e-reader so I prefer paper books, but I don’t have any strong feeling about this. If I had an e-reader I’m sure I’d use it, and the convenience of being able to take multiple books along on a trip without worrying about the weight is very attractive. I do like having the books I love on shelves, though; e-readers can’t do that.


Old fashioned book or e-reader?

6 Responses

  1. I do love the ability to purchase a book right away if I’m excited about it for my kindle. It reminds me of movies, now. I rarely buy DVDs anymore and instead prefer buying it digital online.

  2. I have to add that there’s still something great about finding books in a store or library–stuff you wouldn’t otherwise discover. I feel the browsing on ebooks is limited and usually only buy them if it’s something I was already planning to buy/read, or if I stumble across a giveaway that sounds interesting.

  3. I would rather have a real book in my hands. I have a Kindle but still, I love going to the library to pick out books. I just love the way they feel. And I adore the way the library smells.

  4. I lean more toward physical books. I do read on my iPad or iPhone using the Kindle app but those tend to be shorter works, like stories and collections and novellas. But I’ve also got a number of ebooks – especially blogging buddies’ books and craft books – waiting on that virtue bookshelf…. 🙂

  5. ebooks

    I used to feel the other way, but after owning a kindle for almost two years, I can see the flaw in my logic. It’s great to pull out my book while I’m stuck in traffic, or waiting in a grocery store line, or detained at the doctors office. Spacial economy=great reading.

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