An interview with best selling author Stephen King

An interview with best selling author Stephen King

Stephen Kings speaks about e-books and how he has used them to his advantage.

the shiny misery preparing and their mention of Stephen King's titles evokes fear do people ever say to you when they meet you you know I thought maybe I might be scared of you all the time right sure they a lot of people think they're gonna be scared of me but I'm civilized the best-selling author built his career on frightening people through the written word he sees things in ways others don't so years before most authors even thought about ebooks King published a novella online it shocked the industry and got him a lot of attention I got on the cover of Time magazine and for once in my life I got noticed at airports by the guys who wear the suits and ties they would come up to me and they'd say how did that work how did that sell they were fascinated by the business aspect that was a decade ago today the e-book industry is on fire Amazon is selling more e-books than hard covers making up more than 8% of publishing revenue up from 3% a year ago on track to hit 50% by 2015 some studies show when people own ebook readers like Kindles and iPads they buy more and read more the future but doesn't mean the death of traditional books the Internet in many ways killed the music industry so I want to do that two books well I'm not sure that it won't the book is not the important part the book is the delivery system the important part is the story and the talent content pardon the pun is king I feel like there are twice as many people working here today is there where a month ago there are Jane Freedman used to run major publishing house HarperCollins today she's the CEO of open road integrated media a company that publishes you guessed it ebooks open road is also among those adding video to e-books by authors like Pat Conroy who wrote The Prince of tides not be afraid of critics other writers to write something so bold hoping to enhance the eBook experience I actually was very involved with starting the audiobook business and we have people who said why would I ever listen to a book I'd like to turn the pages the e-book is just another format wai-king reads both books and ebooks do you go back and read your own books very rarely very rarely I know how they come out books will always exist will they be what they are now absolutely they will not does that make you sad oh man does that make me sad if I say yes everybody will understand that the answer is the future is going to be what the future is going to be with one potential drawback if you drop a book in the toilet you can fish it out and dry it off and read it if you drop your Kindle in the toilet you're done think ebooks are a fad think again how about a library with no books at all it's true one at the University of Texas at San Antonio has no physical books none its entire collection of 425 thousand volumes and eighteen thousand journal articles is available only online I'm Alina Cho for CNN


  1. Books look cool too, its really pleasing to go into a library and find a book that you want to read and seeing the cover for the first time, having the nice hardcover (Or even paperback). Never trust someone who doesn't have books in their home

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