Wednesday, July 29, 2009

my book on kindle

My cousin recently got an Amazon kindle and "I'm going to read your new book on it!" he said excitedly. My reaction? Not as excited.

I'm trying hard not to be a book snob, but I know how much consideration and thought that the designer and I put in every aspect of my book. From the choosing of typefaces to the color of the page numbers to the direction I painted the swirls, we tried to make every aspect of Where the Mountain Meets the Moon as beautiful as we could. I couldn't imagine that being translated through a kindle.

And, to my eyes, it wasn't:

But still, it was not as bad as I thought it would be. I guess what it comes down to is that at least, even through a kindle, my story was being read. It still resembled my intentions, and I would rather have my book read through a kindle than not at all.

But the book is better.


nelsong said...

I just read a review of the kindle in this week's New Yorker. The author did not care for it either for many of the same reasons.

alice said...

Grace, I bought the "book" for my niece and I love it because of the beautiful colors and imagery...I think they are a big part of telling your story. I also liked inscribing a personal message to her that she can keep with her forever.

So I agree...books are better than kindle!