Allison Ceasar, Parow West
I agree with you whole-heartedly on all your points (“My pride and prejudice for e-books,” Capetowner, July 26).
I love books. I keep ordering and buying and reading.
I don’t lend out my books. I’ve tried to get others to enjoy it but I gave up. Still trying with my daughters though.
There is nothing like the smell of a book. Can’t get that from e-books. Lots of portable books for travelling … Can’t get that from a library…
Conclusion… if it’s a good book, I want to read it, in whatever form I can get my hands on. Happy reading.
Jo Deacon, Hout Bay
I have just read your column on e-books, and must tell you I am a total fan, but not for the reason you would suppose.
In my 82 years, I finished a book that I started writing 30 years ago and then followed it up with a second one.
This done, now what?
Finding a publisher that will even read it, much less publish it is just about impossible.
I know a very talented writer who has books, short stories and screen plays that he cannot get anyone to even look at.
I, a complete novice, didn’t have a chance I thought. I gave the first book to a friend who, by some miracle, got it accepted by www kobo.com – an e-book site and she is editing the second book, to also, hopefully, go onto Kobo’s site.
She also got the first one onto Kindle for me.
So am I an e-book fan? I am indeed.