I came across this image in my procrastinating (this book won’t write itself!) and I instantly had to share it. It is perfect. This is what all readers should understand.
Claiming an e-reader is not a “real book” is complete nonsense. Just because it is a technological advancement for reading, does not make the story any different. The story itself is the same, unchanged, and being on an electronic device does not take the power of its narrative away. It can still capture a reader with its magic, hook, line and sinker.
Believing physical, paper books are the only “real” way to read a book does not make you in any way superior to those who like to save space and still own hundreds of worlds to divulge in.
So yes, I take the pledge. I pledge to read. There is nothing more to it than that.