Daily Archives: September 20, 2012

Why E-Books Will NEVER Completely Replace Traditionally Published Books

I’m big on e-books.

Well, actually, I am big all over – not just on e-books. I keep trying to add more fruit and vegetables to my diet but so far all I seem to manage is to just add “more”.

More potatoes.

More pudding.

More pizza pie.

Mmmmm, pizza pie…

I’m sorry. Where were we?

Oh yes, e-books. I believe that e-books are definitely a part of my future as a writer and I am pursuing that future just as hard as I can. In fact I have got more e-book releases coming up before this year is over with.

But today was one of those days in a writer’s life that e-books will NEVER replace.

I picked my author’s copy of THIS –



There is something wildly thrilling about uncartoning a stack of books with your name on it. There’s nothing in the realm of e-books that can touch that oh-my-god-a-book-is-born sensation.

In fact – I am pretty certain that the REAL reason why so many e-books are eventually turned into hard copy thanks to Create Source and other self-publishing venues is so that the author can order himself a whole carton full of paperbacks and sort of roll around in them like Scrooge McDuck used to do in his vault.

I mean, just look at them.


I’ll tell you all about the book in the next day or so. You can likewise catch me talking about the book at WORD ON THE STREET this Sunday.

And – the book will eventually be available in e-book format – at least in Kobo and/or Nook.

But for now let me just bask in this paperbound splendor.




Yours in storytelling,

Steve Vernon