Daughter has just downloaded Kindle onto her phone, with completely no prompting from me. I didn’t even know this was possible. The software is free and it gives you access to 70,000 books.
And here’s the exciting thing, daughter, who hasn’t bought a book in years, not unless she was given a Waterstone’s voucher, downloaded and PAID FOR WITH HER OWN MONEY, The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo.
‘But it’s so easy mum, and it’ll fit in my bag so I can read it on the bus.’
This news is huge.
If kids like Ms. TopShop herself are prepared to spend their own money on books for pleasure, in EXACTLY the same way as they spend it on music, the publishing industry is safe . Yes, it’s got to change, yes it’s got to move forward but like I always said, the world will always want stories.
Even the very cool. Especially the very cool.