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Eric Hytnen

I very much agree with you about attractiveness of both books printed on paper and books printed on computer screens. My guess is that more and more poets and other writers will come around to accepting and even liking ebooks, especially as old readers die out and ebook devices improve. One of the poetry ebooks that I enjoy reading on my iPad is a Nook book version of New and Selected Poems 1974-2004, by Carl Dennis, which includes poems I read when they were first published and which I also have some of in paperbacks on my very crowded shelves. However, the additional difficulties in getting poetry lines and stanzas to display reliably on all readers might continue to be a problem as programs and systems change and migrate. Another question is what will happen to old ebooks after their publishers go out of business, although old ebooks (and poetry blogs too?!) might be easier to archive in some format than the vast bulk of moldy, yellow paper books.

Mary McCray

I have great hope for all devices displaying standardized code like most are doing now with EPub. It's those kindle stragglers! Good point about eBook publishers going out of business and not having the same ease of finding "used" books. If you own the original file, you would have to publish it yourself or find another publisher.

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