I often get strange looks when I insist that I want to see my novel published traditionally. But I know I’m not alone. We’re not luddites. We just love the smell, the feel, the look of a printed book. And there’s still something to be said for having navigated the harrowing journey to traditional publication.
During a time where it seems like everything has gone digital and needs to be on some sort of mobile device to use, it can be tough to pause and reflect on what came before.
Oh. Paper. You’re one of those print enthusiasts, aren’t you?
Call me what you will, but just because I like a good physical book doesn’t make me any less of a reader or bibliophile. Honestly, I don’t think it really matters how you read your books (although, I favor print books over ebooks… more on that another day), as long as you recognize the talent, dedication and ingenuity it is to be a bookbinder, publisher and printer. Especially today.
I could go into a whole history about the Gutenberg press and how the movable type and printing press has evolved over the last nearly 600 years, but I won’t. I’ll spare you the beautiful details. You can…
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