I am an old fogey. I love to read books, not a little electronic tablet that I touch and a new page appears but actual books with paper and binding glue and a jacket with a picture on the front and an author photo and bio on the back. I love going into a bookstore and spending hours just walking around in all the different sections running my hands over the books, pulling interesting looking ones off the shelves, sitting in the floor in front of the tall shelves and just reading.
I also love to write. Sometimes what I write is just silly blurbs or rants on today's society but I love it. My two passions merge with reading and writing when I work on my own pieces. But I have noticed a trend lately, fewer and fewer people in the bookstores. Are bookstores on their way to becoming a thing of the past thanks to the kindle, nook, facebook, blogs, and ebooks? What does that mean for people like me who don't understand how to market myself in the techno world?
Will I soon have to put "Like me on Facebook and follow me on Twitter" after every thing I write? How does one market themselves that way? As an author have I become a business? I just don't get it.
Welcome to a new age in writing.