Jo Deacon, Hout Bay
I have just read your column on e-books, and must tell you I am a total fan, but not for the reason you would suppose (“My pride and prejudice for e-books,” Northern News, July 25).
In my 82 years, I finished a book that I started writing 30 years ago and then followed it up with a second one. This done, now what? Finding a publisher that will even read it, much less publish it is just about impossible.
I know a very talented writer who has books, short stories and screen plays that he cannot get anyone to even look at.
I, a complete novice, didn’t have a chance, I thought. I gave the first book to a friend who, by some miracle, got it accepted by www kobo.com — an e-book site, and she is editing the second book, to also, hopefully, go onto Kobo’s site.
She also got the first one onto Kindle for me – so am I an e-book fan? I am indeed.
Allison Ceasar, Parow West
I agree with you wholeheartedly on all your points .
I love books. I keep ordering and buying and reading. I don’t lend out my books.
I’ve tried to get others to enjoy it, but I gave up. Still trying with my daughters though.
There is nothing like the smell of a book. Can’t get that from e-books. Lots of portable books for travelling.
Can’t get that from a library… Conclusion… if it’s a good book, I want to read it, in whatever form I can get my hands on. Happy reading.