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Ebooks - an author's point of view

10 January 2011

'Through all this "wither the industry" debates, I feel I'm looking on from the outside. It's frustrating not to understand the implications and, truthfully, I realise I resent having to think about it all. Like many writers, I just want to concentrate on the book that I'm working on - the content, not the "method of delivery". But, at the same time, it's ostrich-like not to think about how much money I should earn from the sale of a story I wrote that requires neither printing, binding, stocking nor shipping - at least not in the traditional senses.

In the end, I don't want to have a view on all this - I'm much more interested in the type of brakes on my heroine's 1940s bicycle - but I realise that I'm going to have to find one.'

Kate Mosse, author of Sepulchre, in the Bookseller