I am a lover of electronics. And all they can do for us, especially in the realm of books. Or e-books. Carrying an electronic library around is a heck of a lot easier than hauling boxes of books from place to place. I know during our last move, my husband would have preferred more of my books to be in electronic form than the dozens of boxes we packed and carried.
But, that being said, there’s just something about holding an actual book in your hand. Especially when that book has your name splashed across the cover.
Last Friday, after an especially bad week, when I was feeling the lowest I’ve felt in a very long time, I got a box from my publisher. My shipment of the book PRIME TIME – my latest futuristic romance. I opened the box, tore out the packing material, and smiled for probably the first time all week. My book. With its gorgeous cover and my name.
I can tell you, it was a pretty good feeling. And it continues as I show the book around.
Yes, PRIME TIME, like all my books, is available as an ebook. And I am as proud as punch when each book comes out no matter the format. But still, there is something to be said for that feeling when you’re holding your own book in your hand.
May the feeling never go away. 🙂