ďOutside of a
dog, a book is manís best friend.Inside of a dog itís too dark to read.Ē ~ Groucho Marx
Sun 9th Oct 2011
Enter the word ebook in a dictionary and you won’t find it. Nor ereader. That’s how new it is. Yet books in one form or another are as old as the Dead Sea scrolls. It’s the story telling that matters, whether read on papyrus or on a Kindle. Here’s what an eminent egg had to say about it:
“When I use a word,” Humpty Dumpty said in rather a scornful tone, “it means just what I choose it to mean - neither more nor less.”
Of course, they were Lewis Carroll’s words from Alice but that egg knew a thing or two. The right words in the right order can stir your blood, ignite your passions and course tears down the most granite of faces.
Over the entrance to the great library at Thebes in ancient Greece was the inscription ‘Medicine for the Soul.’ I like that best of all. Everybody loves a good tale - and they always did.
I write exciting, adventure-packed thrillers that are a fun read and I sell ‘em cheap for my readers on Amazon kindle or any e-Reader platform. I like the immediacy of e-books. It suits my style. Fast, instantly available and excitingly new. What could be better? But what thrills me most is to hear what you, my readers, think of them? Your feedback delights me. You don’t like something? Tell me why and I’ll change it in the next book. I care about what you think.
Writing’s a two-way street. I don’t write for me - I write for my readers. It’s you who matter to me. I’m privileged to be let in to take a small part of your time. I want to give you a great, escapist, absorbing read whilst I’m with you.
Here’s a last word:
“You know you’ve read a good book when you turn the last page and feel a little as if you have lost a friend.” ~ Paul Sweeney