I'd thought e-readers were the future of publishing, and that print books were on the way out. Then one of my short stories was published in a paperback anthology, and to see my work in an actual printed book was somewhat magical.
Almost immediately afterwards I posed for that photograph as we all had new books out. And it made me feel like the poor relation. I was smitten with the idea of becoming a genuine paperback writer, so began my search for a print publisher. Fast forward to today, I now have five books out in paperback and eformat...with two of them in hardback.
The point of me telling you all this, is to show how technology has changed the publishing world. Two of my books are available in audio format, and a third is in production. Those same two also come in both large print and pocket book editions, and one has been translated into Spanish, as well as being a Spanish audiobook.
A far cry from my early days as a fiction writer in 2012 to that epiphany from this month seven years ago, when an electronic device was the only way to read my books.
While I originally thought ebooks were the only way forward, I see now that they fit hand-in-glove with print format. For instance, I read print books during the day, and ebooks in bed, where it's easier to hold my Kindle.