Stephen King, notorious for his horror stories and complicated plots, has shown where he stands in the war of print vs. digital. Originally an advocate for e-books, even attending the 2009 premiere and launch of Amazon’s Kindle 2, King has now found his way back to print.
With efforts to boost revenues of book stores, King’s newest written piece, “Joyland,” will not be available in e-book format; the novel will be published June 4th in print only. “I have no plans for a digital version,” King explained about “Joyland.” “Maybe at some point, but in the meantime, let people stir their sticks and go to an actual bookstore rather than a digital one.”
As King said in 2009 at the Kindle 2 premier, “Yes, MP3s and iTunes destroyed the CD industry. Nobody’s going to buy the whole if you can just buy a slice. But that doesn’t apply to books.” King believed it then and he confirms it to this day, e-books will not replace printed books; e-books are a fad. Many people, like King, display unwavering support for print. Choose Print today!