There are changes going on! Waterstones is selling Kindle e-readers to its customers, with the idea of customers browsing books in their shops – the touchy feely version, as normal – and then if they want an ebook version they can download it on the premises. How this will work for them, as a profitable venture will remain to be seen. I guess they feel people are doing this anyway, and if they can be part of the experience so much the better. In other words, if you can’t beat them, join them!
|Waterstones launch book signing|
of first novel, Gypsies Stop tHere 2008
They can be hard work, but I thoroughly enjoy doing them (not all authors do), have met people from all walks of life and had stimulating discussions at my little table of books. People have waved goodbye smilingly as they went out of the shop with a signed copy of my book(s), like old friends.
|Launch of Shades of Appley Green 2012|
|Will this be the last?|