Readers may or may not be as aware as writers are of the great shifting of the tectonic plates of the publishing industry wrought by the digital revolution. But most of you surely aren't unaware of it.
In 2008, alternatively published books (including e-books) outnumbered conventionally published ones, for the first time in history. They were published for you -- readers. You've purchased Kindles and Nooks and Sony Readers by the millions.
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Although sales of traditional dead-tree books still outnumber sales of e-books, the balance is gradually tilting. As has been noted many times and places, paper books will never entirely go away. Probably. But readers of the future will read electronic books, magazines and newspapers.
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You Amazon addicts will be happy to discover (if you don't know already) that Kindle emulating software is available for download and installation on your computer. You can purchase Kindle books and download them in seconds. And many, particularly classics, are free! It's hard to beat free!
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There's also Kindle software for your iPhone, Blackberry, iPad and Android.
Check it out, and join the digital reading revolution. Happy E-reading!
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Prologue from Southern Man and reader controls