Friday, January 9, 2015

A Plea for Print Books in the Future by Joy from Joy's Book Blog

Thank you, Joy , for joining us today for our month's subject: The Future of Books!

A Plea for Print Books in the Future

In my social media profiles, I claim my profession as librarian book blogger. Before that, I was a concession stand worker, a tour guide, a systems tech, a computer programmer, a customer support specialist, an entrepreneur, a magazine editor, and a web services librarian. While working all those jobs, I always had one secret dream career: author.

My dream began at age 8 when I co-authored a mystery featuring a talking horse named Charley -- with only one published copy, handwritten on Big Chief writing paper.  More recently, I completed a bad first draft of 50,000 words for NaNoWriMo (http://nanowrimo.org/) featuring tower bell-ringing in England. I'm still working on a, slightly better, first draft of a memoir. 

I don't know if I'll ever complete a publishable manuscript. If I do, I want it to be a book. A hefty physical object displayed in a book store window. A stiff spine with attached call number lined in proper order on a library shelf. A cover that I love or hate but, never mind, it's the cover of my book that I can caress.

E-books were slow to enter my reading life but they finally took residence on my phone. Multiple books at my finger tips available in unexpected lines, waiting rooms, and odd moments while parked in the car? Yes, please.

Still, I hope that I haven't waited too long to fulfill my dream of author. I want the future to include print books for the very selfish reason that I want to see my name on one.

Thank you, Joy, for joining us today!  Leave a comment for Joy below!

5 comments :

  1. Thanks for having me! I'm looking forward to the thoughts of others on the Future of Books!

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  2. Yes! Print books are a must! Ebooks are nice, but nothing beats flipping through the pages of a book you love.

    Thanks for the post! I hope your dream will be fulfilled someday.

    Ally @ The Scribbling Sprite

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  3. YES!!!!!! I can completely relate to this plea!!

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  4. Joy, I read your post a while back, but either forgot to comment or my comment disappeared. Keep on writing and I know you will reach your dream!

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