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ebooknothings:

Salutations Publr friends and fiends,

We often receive printer samples of books that end up collecting dust on shelves. These are blank, perfect bound books that inspire and intimidate, but I still love them. I’m not sure if anyone else has the same fascination and love of blank books I do, but if you do – I HAVE GOOD NEWS! I’m giving away these three beautiful bound blanks books.

There are three books, pictured above:

- 9”x10” Hard Cover, text gloss interior pages (aprox. 80 – 120 pages)

-  9.5” x 7.5” Paperback, text gloss interior pages (aprox. 75 – 100 pages)

 -  5.25” x 4.25” paperback, matte interior pages (aprox. 150 – 200 pages)

Rules are simple:

You must like books. Any form. I’d love to hear about the books you love, your love of books, or books in general!

Reblogs are your entry!

Reblogs count up to 3 times!

No giveaway blogs please, but sharing is caring!

Three winners: The first person chosen gets to pick which one they want, I will number two their preference of the remaining and the third person gets left overs!

You must have an open ask box so I can request your information and be willing to share an address with me where I can ship.

I’ll be running this through October 14th – because Tuesdays need more spice to them.

Let the games begin!

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brooklynbookgirl:

bookpatrol:

Why (Real) Books Are Great
via the Strand and soon to be on a tote bag

…….

Please define “real books.”

My 2 cents on this debate:
Print books and ebooks are real books. Same content, different platform. You know what recorded music did to live music? Made it easier for people to access at will. I have all of my favorite band’s albums in one form or another, some I have 3x over in different mediums. Does that mean I’m not going to go to a concert? Nope, still going to go to that concert. Still going to blast that music via my mp3 player in my car on the way home. 
Don’t like the music analogy? It’s the same with plays vs movies. I enjoy film adaptations of plays. Often times it’s cheaper and easier to get a hold of. That doesn’t mean I’m going to miss the opportunity to go see an actual stage performance of my favorite because I already own it in a digital format.
It’s about enjoying a thing in a different way. A lot of people will buy a print book if they’ve read the ebook version and loved it. They’ll buy it to lend or to put on a shelf and display. 
Also, reading physical books in public is sort of like putting bumper stickers on your car. You’re advertising your opinions and interests. Some people don’t want the world to know they’re reading erotica on the train. Some people don’t want to possibly spark a debate for reading some political book in public. Some people don’t put bumper stickers on their cars.
Ebooks have advantages print books do not have. Print books have advantages ebooks don’t. Can’t we just accept that they’re all books? Can’t we just love them equally?

brooklynbookgirl:

bookpatrol:

Why (Real) Books Are Great

via the Strand and soon to be on a tote bag

…….

image

Please define “real books.”

My 2 cents on this debate:

Print books and ebooks are real books. Same content, different platform. You know what recorded music did to live music? Made it easier for people to access at will. I have all of my favorite band’s albums in one form or another, some I have 3x over in different mediums. Does that mean I’m not going to go to a concert? Nope, still going to go to that concert. Still going to blast that music via my mp3 player in my car on the way home. 

Don’t like the music analogy? It’s the same with plays vs movies. I enjoy film adaptations of plays. Often times it’s cheaper and easier to get a hold of. That doesn’t mean I’m going to miss the opportunity to go see an actual stage performance of my favorite because I already own it in a digital format.

It’s about enjoying a thing in a different way. A lot of people will buy a print book if they’ve read the ebook version and loved it. They’ll buy it to lend or to put on a shelf and display. 

Also, reading physical books in public is sort of like putting bumper stickers on your car. You’re advertising your opinions and interests. Some people don’t want the world to know they’re reading erotica on the train. Some people don’t want to possibly spark a debate for reading some political book in public. Some people don’t put bumper stickers on their cars.

Ebooks have advantages print books do not have. Print books have advantages ebooks don’t. Can’t we just accept that they’re all books? Can’t we just love them equally?

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