Hybrid reading

Print books aren't going away, people. And B&N's Jim Hilt agrees:

Despite the popularity of eReaders, Hilt warns booksellers not to get carried away with eBooks. “The idea that the print book is going to die some slow long death is actually a fallacy,” he said.

I love ebooks, it is true. I also love "real" books, and I always will. I buy lots of both kinds, and plan on continuing that into the near future.

It generally comes down to price. If I can get the eBook for cheaper than a print copy (usually used), eBook it is. However, if there is a new novel from one of my favorite authors I am not against paying $13 for the eBook since I hardly ever re-read novels.

Philip K. Dick Award 2011 nominees

The Philip K Dick Award nominees for 2011 have been announced. I haven't read any of the books on the list, but I am sure as hell not going to read Deadline (Feed was my least favorite read of last year).

Here's the list with some Amazon links to make me a few cents:

I haven't read any of the nominated books, though I have admired the covers of the The Samuil Petrovitch Trilogy in a bookstore recently (and I just bought the first book on my Kindle):