Sally Sparrow

An exciting announcement

Some of you may have read my previous post about our three new spring titles.  Well exciting news: all three are now available at the click of a button at! If you have been keeping up-to-date with our progress you will know that recently we launched our new ebook site and have been adding new titles regularly.  Check it out!  Just scroll to the bottom of the page to find our new titles, and a free download.  Even if you don’t have an ebook reader, you can download the books right to your computer and even print them out if you wish.  That way you can own the three new titles before anyone else (it may still be a week or so until they are available through most retailers).

There has been much discussion in the book world lately about ebooks.  The most obvious argument is that ebooks are more environmentally friendly: they use less paper.  Yes, a book will be around a lot longer than most computers these days, and computers certainly contain more hazardous waste than one book, but everyone already has a computer anyway and you can download umpteen ebooks to the one device and use it again and again.  I don’t think ebooks will ever completely replace the book itself, no matter how many improvements they make to the Sony Reader or the Kindle, but it reminds me of the favorite question among booksellers: if you were stranded on a desert island and could only have one thing, which book would you pick?  If I had an eReader with hundreds of books on it, I would definitely take that!  Of course, not until they become solar powered.  The biggest advantage for me is apparent when you walk into my apartment and take one look at my bookshelf.  Yikes!  Think of all the space I could save.

Are ebooks the wave of the future?  What do you think?  Only time will tell.

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