Not always, but think of the super ways technology has improved your life. There was a time when if you had car trouble, especially at night, you had some risky obstacles to overcome just to get help. Now, if you're like most, you have a cell phone and you aren't cut off from the rest of the world. (Well, some people venture into very remote areas where there is no cell phone service, but I'm not talking about that.) We've been presented with ways to organize our time, arrange our lives around immoveable schedules, and entertain ourselves. One of those technological advances is the e-book. I know, I know, some of you are opposed to surrendering the physical paper-and-ink printed word. Guess what? I was one of those people too, and it wasn't all that long ago. Now I love my e-reader.
Of course, everyone who ever said to me, "I've always wanted to write a book," can do that now. Some new authors who couldn't get a traditional publisher to even spit on them if they were on fire are now revealing talent and wonderful stories that might not otherwise have been seen by anyone but themselves, or maybe a family member. And there are those out there who should remain in their computer caves, period. One way to find out which author is which is to download a sample from the online retailers carrying e-books.
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