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Friday, August 13, 2010

Write On Con is over

If you're like me, the three days for this awesome, fun conference kept you enthralled. And now the hosts deserve a rest. 
Jamie Harrington,
Elana Johnson,


Thanks to all of you.

Sunday, August 8, 2010

Anne R. Allen's Blog: THE DORCHESTER BOMBSHELL—How Does it Affect You?

Anne R. Allen's Blog: THE DORCHESTER BOMBSHELL—How Does it Affect You?

e-readers vs page turners

Being that I love to read a good mystery this decision may or may not effect me.

I haven't even looked at an e-reader in person.  I'm not sure how they work.  BUT, don't they need a battery? Does the battery last 10 hours or only 2? Will the battery die when my protaganist is about to
make the biggest decision of her life?

So, I'm from the school of the PAGE TURNER. I like the feel of a book in my hands.  The rapid rate that I need to turn the page to see what's happening. The fact that I am so involved my dog has to piss on my leg to get my attention.

As publishing evolves, and there's a lot happening right now.  More than I understand. Will I need an e-reader to read the latest best seller?  I hope not.  I love going into a bookstore and being bombarded by images of book covers, artfully done. The colors, the smell, the quiet. The way the bookshelves hold treasures as I gaze at the spines deciding what wonderful tale will be uncovered when I pull the book from it's shelf.

What will a Page Turner be called on an e-book? A Button Pusher? A Scroll Roller? A Thumb Blisterer?
It sure won't be a Nail-Biter. If your biting your nails you might hit delete.