Our Gift To The Author's Guild: An Ad For Brick & Mortar Book Stores

from the community-service dept

Not long ago, Tim Cushing wrote about Author's Guild president Scott Turow's curious assertion that brick-and-mortar book stores are the future of the industry. I didn't think that sounded very likely, but I like a good book store as much as the next person-over-20, so I thought I'd join forces with Tim to give Turow some help in his campaign. We put our heads together and produced this period-appropriate advertisement, for Turow and anyone else to use in advancing the cause of brick-and-mortar. Enjoy!

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    ltlw0lf (profile), 28 Mar 2012 @ 7:15am

    Re: Re: Re: Re: Funny! But are e-books democratizing?

    Sorry, I thought I was being witty and implying that having a computer with Internet access, probably costing $500+ plus $720+ per year wasn't as simple and universal as Middle-Classers might tend to believe. Maybe I'm wrong?

    Have you ever been to a public library?

    You don't have to pay anything and for the most part there are plenty of computers for you to access the internet.

    Plus, you can rent one down at the local UPS Store for a few bucks.

    I don't have the numbers, but I have been to a public library recently and computers are far more simple and universal than you might tend to believe.

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