That is just silly! I have 4 kindles...so I could get rid of the hundreds of paperbacks and hardbacks I had accumulated over the past 30 years. Now with the paperwhite all my dreams have come true. I can read in bed and just shut the cover as I drift off to sleep. Stephen King is one of my favorite authors...why are we being punished for not wanting to lug a book around?
It's time for authors to stop making our reading venue decisions for us. Some of us use e-readers because of our reading lifestyle. As a constant traveler I need to travel light. As a chronic multi-reader, I always have 3-7 books going at once. I can either lug them around with me, or I can carry one e-reader.
The book isn't the paper, Mr. King. The book is the words, the story. The paper is only a medium for the telepathic message. The e-reader screen is no different. Do us all a favor and stop trying to force us into a medium that doesn't work for us.
I have all King's hardback books up til the ereader came out. Then I began using it as it was so much easier to carry around than a big hardback book, to work, the park, doctor appts, etc. I will wait til this is out as an ebook too. As Toohey said, it isn't HOW you read a book, it's the READING of the book, whether paper or screen. King needs to keep up with the times.
This is a bummer!!! Besides being convenient, e-readers are necessary for people who have vision problems. There are no glasses available that would enable me to read the print in a book right now. Boo!! I also see it is on CD but didn't see audible. Grrrr!
The entitlement is sickening. Saying that King "needs" to get with the times? Here's news for you: King doesn't have to do anything, especially for a whiny bunch of elitists who find it too difficult to "lug" a 200 page paperback around.
Just makes me think you all haven't had the privilege of trying one. Your loss! Quite whining about those of us who enjoy the newer technologies and conveniences. Especially those of us who are challenged with poorer eyesight or travel a lot. By the way, did you notice that you can wash clothes in a automatic washer these days?
King was one of the first to embrace ebooks, and it seems very strange that he would choose to release this in paperback only, which leads me to believe that it is a publisher choice that he perhaps is OK with.
I'll wait for the ebook release and if there isn't one, I guess I will skip this.
Will there be a large print version of this? You could carry it around if it's paperback because it wont be that much bigger and heavier but will be easier to read. My library has a large print version of 11/22/63.
Bailey, you missed my point entirely. I bought the book the day it came out and finished it. I don't have a Kindle I just suggested that people with vision problems could read a large print version and it would not be very heavy or clumsy to carry. In your own words, stop being so negative.