Novel writing has always evolved. I’m not talking about changes in fashion – the prevalence of Science Fiction in the 1960s, the rise of the Fantasy Novel, the misery memoirs, the Vampire novel and the Dystopian novel. Each decade popular fiction embraces a new genre. My belief is that today’s writers are adapting their writing style to ensure that their novels meet the changing requirements of the eBook. For many novelists, especially indie writers, eBook sales far outweigh physical book sales and an increasing number of novels are only ever published in eBook form. Writers cannot afford to ignore the demands of the eBook. Continue reading
I’ve seen yet another book versus eBook article and it started me thinking. I read hardback/ paperback books and eBooks, listen to stories on tape/CD and on my mp3 player but there is a big difference in both when and what type of book I read or listen to.
Like so many people, I can’t go to sleep until I’ve had a read and I like to snuggle down with a real book in my hands – preferably a hardback! This is when I tend to read my favourite authors or one that has been highly recommended and 9 times out of 10 it will be a crime novel. For that lazy bath, complete with cup of coffee and bar of chocolate, there is no practical substitute for a real book! Continue reading