Ebooks, Also Available In Print…

Posted: September 25, 2012 in Uncategorized

It fascinates me that, even a few years ago, the words “ebooks” and “print” would have been reversed in that title. Way back in, say, 2006, ebooks were seen as a fad, the poor man’s way to publish, the bastard stepchild of real books. Now, as my friend Bill Gathen put it so succinctly: “We buy the ebook first, and if we really like it, we’ll buy the print edition as a ‘souvenir copy.'”

A big shipment of “the souvenir edition” of my books arrived today. If you love the look, feel and smell of a good print book as much as I do, they’re pretty darn nifty!

They’re all available, of course, via DavidBainBooks.com.

(I’ll eventually replace these pictures with more professional-looking ones. These were taken with my cell phone – amazing how we’re so reliant on our phones these days; I realized, as I set out to take the pics for this blog, I don’t even know where my camera is!)

Front covers (I)

Back covers (I)

On the shelf, next to some favorites, for perspective…

Front covers (II)

Back covers (II)

All the books

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Comments
  1. Looks great, Dave! I’m beginning to see print books the same way, especially when it comes to classic fiction in the public domain. I download the free copies for my Kindle and seek out nice hardbound editions of the ones I love, like an HG Wells collection I just picked up.

    Michael

    • davidbainaa says:

      It’s been rare for me to buy the print book afterward. But there might be a few ebooks I’ve read that I have to get around. Blake Crouch’s RUN comes to mind. And I’d have bought C. Dennis Moore’s REVELATIONS if he hadn’t sent me a complimentary copy (tho’ I bought and read the ebook version). And this new guy named Rose…

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