'Ebooks are stupid', says head of one of world's biggest publishers | Books | The Guardian US

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Back in the before times when ebooks began, I never heard anyone discussing ebooks with an intent to form a new entertainment medium. After all, we’ve got games and movies for a more active or interactive experience. Ebooks were conceived as a way to meet reader and author needs by facilitating the process of publishing and reading. While there have been efforts to add multimedia aspects to ebooks, some readers have found this distracting. At the risk of stating the obvious, most readers are drawn to books over other entertainment media because they simply want to read words.

People love to read books. Ebook readers love the portability of having those books in a device—often their phone—which they can carry anywhere. Ebooks don’t waste paper. Ebooks are more accessible to readers with vision or processing issues by enabling them to read at whatever size or font they’re most comfortable with, or even to have books read to them. Ebook stores have unlimited shelf space, so we can find the exact book we might want in an instant without having to go to a physical bookstore space and special order it. And, while this can be a two-edged sword, there are more of them. This has opened the floodgates of creativity and its distribution, shifting the power of curating reading choices from publishers to readers. In this new, free marketplace, readers no longer have to feel like they’ve gone to a restaurant to make a meal of what someone else ordered for them. This must be disconcerting for publishers.

#Books, #Ebooks, #Publishing

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18th Century inn abandoned during Clearances is unearthed - The Scotsman

I feel a time travel trip coming on. 😉

The Wilkhouse inn as depicted in John Kirk’s 1772 map of the old Kintradwell Estate, Sutherland. PIC: Map courtesy of National Library of Scotland.


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Drone footage of the site of the old Wilkhouse inn near Brora, Sutherland.

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The hearth which contained the ashes of the last fire lit at the old inn around 200 years ago. PIC: Contributed. Read more at:…/18th-century-inn-abandoned-durin…
Source: 18th Century inn abandoned during Clearances is unearthed – The Scotsman

#Scotland, #Scottish

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So now everyone who knows me thinks I should travel more?
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#BookPreview #ContemporaryRomance #TheWinterLodge

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The Winter Lodge

The pre-order pages are now live at the major online bookstores.
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How Indie Genre Fiction Ebooks Are Thriving Online - Forbes

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Ancient Fortress Investigated in the Scottish Highlands - Archaeology Magazine

#Scotland, #StoneChambers

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Today I moved my WordPress site to a new host.

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