You might call it a product review but that doesn't cover the whole of what is on my mind, which is that I was also thoroughly enjoying holding the book in my hands as I read. Not only was eye-strain minimal even for me with my vision issues but the texture of the pages was pleasing to the touch and the decorative extras were pleasing to the eye and the elegance of the cloth cover exuded luxury.
As I mused on this it occurred to me that this reaction was proof that the panic attack the traditional publishing industry is having over digital publishing is a waste of energy and all the words, ink and sweat spilled over the issue useless. All they need to do is think outside the box. Not by all that much either. Just a moderate rethinking of their business model.would remove the specter of irrelevance
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For as long as there are those for whom the handling of an exquisitely made book gives pleasure there will continue to be a demand for them. And as long as there are parents and grandparents who share their love of handling physical books with the youngsters in their lives there will be new crops of customers.