In the 21st century the future seems bleak for 'real' books. The rise of the Kindle, the iPad and other e-readers has been a boon for self-published authors like myself but it is changing the traditional model of publishing at an amazing rate.
The biggest losers in the move towards internet buying generally and e-books in particular are the large bookstores. Borders has closed, Barnes & Noble in the US and Waterstones in the UK face financial difficulties.
I love that e-books are allowing me to sell books around the world and reach people with my stories but I must admit, I would hate to think of a day when I couldn't buy a real book.
What about you are you a complete convert to digital or do you still prefer to hold a book in your hands?
No matter where we buy our books, I hope it's not like this place. How not to run a book shop.