16 February 2010

Come gather 'round people

Dear User-friendly E-book Reading Device,

Are you here yet?
Please hurry.

Yours (in anticipation)
Eager E-book Reader


Dear E-book Revolution,

Are you here yet?
Take your time. We're still awaiting other members of the party.

Yours (in something of a panic),
Frenzied Format Converter


Dear Printed Book,

P-book, hey? Well that's a rad new nickname. Sort of.
The times they are a changin', I guess. But do not despair. We love you. Please understand that the e-book is also our friend (or it will be once the user-friendly e-book reading device shows up to introduce us properly). But, we have a lot of different reading needs and we have huge hearts. And we LOVE our filled-to-bursting bookshelves. And our pile beside the bed. There is plenty of room for both of you.

Yours (with love and affection)
Reading Addict



If your name is on this list please report to production for immediate deployment in up-specced p-books:
Paper engineering
Deckled edges
Beautiful, textured stock
Scratch 'n' sniff


Dear Value,

We are going to continue to add you to stuff. You have been warned.



Dear Long Long Backlist Tail,

Shake shake shake. Shake shake shake. Shake your booty.

Pubs xx


Beloved Content,

There's no love - like your love
And no other - could give more love
There's nowhere - unless you're there
All the time - all the way

Oh - you can't tell me it's not worth tryin' for
I can't help it - there's nothin' I want more
You know it's true
Everything I do - I do it for you.

Yours unto the end,
Publishing Industry*


Today's post was brought to you by the letters 'e' and 'p' and by the number ...**

* and Bryan Adams
**Coz really, who can predict numbers in this brave new world?

1 comment:

rachael said...

you hillarious people.

audio books and blogs didn't kill off anything much, of course there's room for the ebook too.