Okay, so as I’m on my way to security to go to my gate, I see the airport has a Borders store. Hee! I head to go look to see if Triad is on the shelf right as Anya calls to tell me her gate is in a seperate security section so we have to say goodbye then (pout). She also tells me she’s checked out the Borders and no dice.
But I realize I’ve put my book in my suitcase and although I have a lot of editing to do, I need a book just in case so J and I go to check out their selection.
First of all, romance is way in the back in a corner. I see two books I’d say were “erotic romances” – a Jaid Black title on the top shelf and Kate’s Wolf Tales. So I pick out a Rachel Gibson (because I already have Wolf Tales) and head to check out.
When the clerk asks if I’ve found everything I say, “well everything but my book.” And she asks what I write and I tell her.
Turns out she used to work at the Borders in a mall we were in just days before (and neglected to see the darned place!) and that they did a bang up business for EC books. This makes me happy until she says…. Well, and since they decided to go print and make real books, it’s a great thing.
I mean, it is a great thing that EC books (and now Samhain) are in print. I love to hold my books in my hands. It’s wonderful and it certainly increases my ability to have a wider cross section of people read me.
But it’s comments like that that make me furious! For the record, I spend a lot of time and energy on my books. Whether they’re in ebooks or in print, they’re “real” thank you very much.
March 22nd, 2006 at 1:35 pm · Link
Never mind, Lauren. That’s why they call them e-BOOKS. 😉
March 22nd, 2006 at 2:59 pm · Link
How old was this clerk? I would’ve said, “EBooks are bought with real money, and can be printed onto real paper. Holes may be punched into the real paper and then papers placed, numerically, into a binder or report cover for easier turning of the printed page. You know, black on white, with real letters and everything.”
March 24th, 2006 at 6:18 am · Link
*sigh* I hate that. Real books. *snorts.