With e-books now worth 6% of total sales in the UK, having increased 300% in 2010, are we looking at the end of the paperback? Well, whether or not that is the case, I’ve now had my own novel, The De Clerambault Code (already available on Amazon in paperback with the new “Look Inside” feature), issued as an e-book (at prices that are a steal!)
Regular readers will recall that I’m keen to do whatever I can to support the fundraising campaign of Cudeca (further details in sidebar), a hospice here in Andalucia, and the reason I’m donating to it all future profits from sales of The De Clerambault Code, a psychological suspense thriller (Click HERE OR IN SIDEBAR for amazing reviews & further details!) whose themes deal not only with the nature of obsessive delusional behaviour, violence and death but also the problem of human trafficking and adolescent thugs. Likewise sales from my soon-to-be-published psychological suspense novel about identity theft, Soulstealer.And it seems I’m not alone in going the e-book route! A top UK independent school, Wellington (above), is ditching 16,000 books (more than 80% of its total) for… e-books. Its new library – which has changed little since the school opened in1859 as a national monument to the Duke of Wellington, the victor at the battle of Waterloo – echoes changes made in some American universities, including Stanford’s engineering library, as part of its move towards creating an “electronic" one.
So, dear readers, download now on your Kindle, iPad or palm of your hand! I don’t mind which!
WHAT’S YOUR VIEW? WITH ELECTRONIC DEVICES, ARE WE SEEING THE END OF THE TRADITIONAL BOOK?
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