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Originally posted by SumerianSoldier
reply to post by porky1981
The big problem I see is if you turn over a book shelf you can pick it up and place the books back on the shelves. Drop a kindle or an iPad too hard and your library is gone.
If there's a Carrigan (SP?) level event in the world again, the books on your shelf are going to be just fine. Good luck with the E-devices.
Of course, both mediums are subject to mother nature. Floods, fire, and tornados, for example. But there's a greater chance a book is going to survive better than an E-device even in those scenarios.
I prefer the touch and feel of the book on several different levels, I hope the printed medium never disappears!
Originally posted by AK907ICECOLD
reply to post by optimus primal
Okay, the Army does not have the interests of the people, and the main population of any given country does not have or can get, or can afford that necessities to obtain that kind of protection.
Maybe your affiliated with a branch that gives you that type of protection, I'm fighting for my family and community, not for my military. so it all goes back to my OP.. re-read my friend
or add to the choas, LOL, I welcome all challengers..
And Again, I can see your point, so I won't dismiss. Thx
Originally posted by optimus primal
reply to post by pheonix358
except you can get payed for publishing ebooks. i play an mmo with one such author, randolph lalonde. there are many ways to do this, one of which is Smashswords. worked well enough for him that he is now getting printed copies of his books made.
i myself would like to try to write a book and if i think it's good enough i'll go the ebook route for publishing, you make a larger percentage of the profits(smashswords i believe takes 20% or less, i forget) than traditional publishing via paper books and the ebook industry allows you to target a wider audience.
edit on 15-4-2012 by optimus primal because: (no reason given)