“The pen is mightier than the sword”. In case you didn’t know, this well-known quote first appeared in the play “Richelieu” by Edward Bulwer-Lutton, in 1839. Although it’s become a little dog-eared, like all hackneyed phrases, it contains a deep truth. In the play, Cardinal Richelieu, a priest who could not advocate violence, advised Louise XIII […]
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There’s no better ways to brighten up a winter’s evening than to read a good book. Although our two latest are guaranteed to grip you, we have many more which will transport you into travel, fantasy and adventure. You can be sure that e-bshop’s books will always hold your attention. Find our full list, which […]
In our latest book, the author of “The Celebration”, boldly tackles the story of people caught up in an act of terrorism. The author, James Roberts, has used eye witness accounts of this actual event to construct his tale and to show how such events can be endured and how those involved can find healing. It’s not until […]
You must read our anthology of romances with a difference. Although written by five authors, four of the stories are by Eric Witchey and it is he who heads the list of authors. It was published this week and is for sale in the Amazon/Kindle bookstore. These romances take place in a variety of settings, […]
Obviously no-one can fully predict the future of the ebook or reading trends but we can consider various aspects which may influence them. Availability and price: When a product is mass produced, made readily available and cost effective, it becomes easy to sell. Car production in the 60s and 70s is an example of this. […]
Where are we going? I’ve asked this question of writers, publishers and editors. It seems there’s a very pessimistic view of the future of reading and book production. When ebooks came to the fore, we all said that this is the future of book production. I still believe that’s right but it’s having long term teething problems.
How do electronic books compare with paper or hard backed books? This is a subject of much discussion and often violent disagreement. It depends on how much is read and what the reader wants out of a book. Here are a few thoughts.