• Help with tech

    We can help

    with e-books,

    other issues:

    Noon Oct. 7

  • Make a movie and win!

    First Wimberley

    Film Festival

    Entry Rules Set:

    Come Pick Up

  • Little Free Libraries now 'open'

    One at Community

    Center; another at

    Woodcreek City Hall.

  • Book sale set

    8 a.m. to 3 p.m.

    Oct. 4 at

    Chapel in the Hills

  • Seeking tax helpers

    AARP tax aid

    helpers needed:

    Call library

  • Spicy apples 'n' pork

    Learn to cook

    a spicy dish:

    6 p.m. Oct. 6

  • Read to the pup

    Chopper listens:

    3:30 p.m. every

    Monday

  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
  • 6
  • 7

Search the Catalog

Librarian Blog

  • When no one is looking

    As a longtime student of human nature, I shouldn't be surprised by anything, I suppose. I should sort...

  • Could be better

    Niney percent of Americans polled by Harris recently said they feel it is important that a...

pizza hut fundraiser 2014 1 20140818 1610571533
What Did You Do This Summer? (Check all that apply)
  • Votes: (0%)
  • Votes: (0%)
  • Votes: (0%)
  • Votes: (0%)
  • Votes: (0%)
  • Votes: (0%)
  • Votes: (0%)
  • Votes: (0%)
  • Votes: (0%)
  • Votes: (0%)
  • Votes: (0%)
  • Votes: (0%)
Total Votes:
First Vote:
Last Vote:
Text Size

It's just taken 13 years for Stephen King to wake up.

In the year 2000, he jumped on the e-book bandwagon and allowed publication of a novel in digital format only, selling it online for $2.50.

Now, he's backing off.

He told The Wall Street Journal recently that his new book, called "Joyland," will not have a digital version.

"Maybe at some point," he's quoted as saying, "but in the meantime, let people stir their sticks and go to an actual bookstore rather than a digital one."

Wonder if that means the book will not be sold via Amazon, since that is not an "actual" bookstore in the traditional sense.

This is not a quibble.

King owes the publishing world more than an offhand comment. He perrsonally helped kill off America's bookstores.

So, it's a little late.

Except, then, it is all about getting a bigger cut of the cover price, isn't it?

-- Carroll Wilson, circulation librarian

Add comment


Security code
Refresh