E-reading devices have made me a fiction-reading junkie.
Hooked on Books was the name of a used book store up the road, which is
sadly now closed because they sold paper books. But the books I buy on
non-paper are proliferating like rabbits in springtime on my e-reading
devices. I am so very hooked because of the ease of reading. On my phone, I always have a book with me.
I’m about to launch a book of my own, The Renaissance Club, a
time-travel novel set in Italy involving the great Baroque sculptor
Gianlorenzo Bernini and a contemporary young art historian who
specializes in–him. Fortchoming from Fiery Seas Publishing, the novel
will appear as an e-book original and paperback. While I love that it
will be both on paper and the ether, to suit different reading tastes,
I’m an e-only reader. My eyes and hands like holding a Kindle better
than a paperback. And I can turn pages faster, read more books (on my
iPhone in the dark!) and consequently, have begun to simply consume
novels. So I'm hoping that the e-version will be the popular one.
I now have — I
blush to admit it — almost 100 books on my e-reading app, which means
accessible on all my devices. A sea of books. What, for a reader and
writer, could be more delicious?
What do you think of this cover mock-up for The Renaissance Club?
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