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Revolution and Evolution, the History of the Book

“In around 1440 AD, a goldsmith called Johannes Gutenberg began assembling the apparatus that would eventually become known as the first Western printing press. Thirty years later, this invention had transformed Europe, spiritually, economically and politically. In this episode of Worldview Adam Boulton is joined by Professor Alexander Lee and Professor Emma Smith to chart the history of the book, from its revolutionary beginnings to the present day.”

 

https://engelsbergideas.com/podcast/worldview/worldview-revolution-and-evolution-the-history-of-the-book/

 

This is a fascinating podcast. Apart from the interesting historical background, I was struck by Professor Smith’s comment that a dictator could easily remove e-books from electronic devices whilst it is virtually impossible for a totalitarian regime to track down and destroy all copies of physical books they dislike.

 

I do see advantages to e-books. Indeed, as a visually impaired person who is not able to read print I take advantage of the text to speech facility on the Kindle app in my iPhone to have books read aloud. In addition, all of my titles are available as e-books. However, I also love the physicality of books and most of my titles are also available in paperback format.

Reviews

It is wonderful to receive feedback on my writing and I am grateful to those people who have left reviews on Amazon for Samantha and Sting In The Tail. People have busy lives and it isn’t always easy to find the time to review books (I know from my own experience that this is the case. I have often meant to leave a review but have not always got round to doing so). If you have downloaded any of my books and have not left a review, I would love to know what you thought of my work. Please do consider leaving a review. Many thanks, Kevin

(For my Amazon author’s page please visit http://www.amazon.co.uk/K.-Morris/e/B00CEECWHY/ref=ntt_dp_epwbk_0).

The First Time by Kevin Morris availible at Waterstones for only £0.98

My collection of short stories, The First Time, is available for £0.98 as a download from the Waterstone’s website http://www.waterstones.com/waterstonesweb/products/kevin+morris/the+first+time+28ebook29/9553853/. This compares favourably to Amazon where The First Time can be purchased for £1.53.

In this collection of short stories I explore why young women enter the world of prostitution. In “The First Time”, the first story in this collection, we meet Becky a young graduate who enters the world of professional escorting to clear her debts. The story looks at the effects of prostitution on Becky and her fellow escort and friend Julie. Other stories explore what happens when the worlds of sex and technology collide. In “Hemlock” I explore what occurs when machines in the form of a beautiful young robot woman attain the capacity to appreciate high culture. For “The First Time” please visit http://www.waterstones.com/waterstonesweb/products/kevin+morris/the+first+time+28ebook29/9553853/