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March 2015

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TGR, Gutenberg, Rubric

First Guest Blogpost of the #GutenbergRubric Author Tour

As a sweeping generalization, I’d have to say that most writers and authors love books. Certainly, every author I’ve met has at least mentioned his or her library of favorite books. Some make weekly trips to the bookstore or library to find the latest fiction in their genre, reference on their craft, and research on their subject.

03ComposingStick_thumbBut few authors I’ve met actually take time to think about what we owe to the development of the book and the invention of the printing press. We want to see our words in print, certainly, but many authors today are too caught up in the new technology of eBooks and the simplicity of digital print-on-demand to seriously consider the the history of the printed word’s effect on what we write and how people read.

Read the rest at The Seattle Center for Book Arts blog!

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