As a new author, I am constantly asked if my book is on Kindle or Nook. I wondered if it is worth the time? What are your thoughts?
Do you like to feel the book in your hands, crease open a new book, bend back the cover and see what lies inside?Do you like the smell of a fresh book, like to hold it out in the sun and move it just so so it blocks the sun out of your eyes?
Do you like to turn on a device, have a library right at your fingertips?Do you like to be able to carry many books at once, no matter where you go?Do you like to be able to increase the font, do you like to underline and find out meaning of a word, do you like to skip ahead and not read the boring parts?
I thought I would love having a Nook. I have the app,but I have not read an entire book on it. My daughter is all about "real books",but has taken to buying some Nook books. She is a very very very fast reader-so, it is cheaper to have some Nook books,so she feels it is a better bang for her buck. I appreciate that. She does ,however, still prefer to pack up a bag (or two)of books to take on our long car trips.
I think I also enjoy the touch and feel of books. Next year, her school is going paperless and all the text books will be on the school given iPads. I am not looking forward to that. I think it is good to have a book in hand, however, I am probably just old. I know there are many positives.
What are your thoughts? Do you like traditional books or digital books?Do you think your child would read my book, Forever Friends, if it was offered in Nook or iBook version?
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Allison Schley has been in the field of deaf and hard of hearing education for 20 years. She founded a nonprofit for families with hearing loss. She most recently wrote a children's book, entitled Forever Friends. This book shows the how a deaf dog and deaf boy teach the world that all kids are good and being deaf is okay.