dying craft making books?

Gradually an old dying craft making books? My own last book at least seems to have died a quiet death. I’ve read it at least and it affects me still.

related:
https://flickrcomments.wordpress.com/2013/07/10/bbb-challenge-birth-of-books/#comment-43155
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http://shareandconnect.wordpress.com/2013/07/10/bbb-challenge-birth-of-books/
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http://www.blurb.com/b/4367824-fragments-and-feedbacks-june-2013
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title=”big small” – photo by jelens = Helena, Barcelona

About frizztext

writer, photographer, guitarist

15 responses to “dying craft making books?

  1. I don’t think that’s true at all in my country…

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    • in my country amazon killed all local book shops – but pays no taxes, working from outside: Luxembourg. Where once were bookshops there you now can buy fashion clothes – for your ranking in the modern social pyramid it’s important how you dress, not what you read …

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  2. That’s like having an exhibition and wondering if anyone will show up… if it’s something you believe in, it doesn’t matter what others think..

    i went to the blurb site, and it’s very hard to read the preview pages.. the font is gray and small.. i think the book needs to be showcased better.. maybe some more excerpts or a list of the chapters?

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    • content

      01 – About Frizztext
      02 – Adorno
      03 – American Dreams
      04 – Art
      05 – Bergson
      06 – Biography
      07 – Bloch
      08 – Bruno
      09 – Cervantes
      10 – Childhood
      11 – Cioran
      12 – Cowcross Street
      13 – Dialogue
      14 – Donna, Donna
      15 – Eastside Gallery
      16 – Eltz Castle
      17 – Epicurus
      18 – Erikson
      19 – Existentialism
      20 – Fathers
      21 – Flaubert
      22 – Foucault
      23 – Freud
      24 – Horses’ History
      25 – Huntington
      26 – Ivy House
      27 – Jaspers
      28 – Joe
      29 – Kant
      30 – Kierkegaard
      31 – Language as lifestyle
      32 – Lichtenberg
      33 – Magellan
      34 – Montaigne
      35 – Music
      36 – Nietzsche
      37 – Quietness
      38 – Roots
      39 – Schopenhauer
      40 – Socrates
      41 – Spinoza
      42 – Steel Industry
      43 – Suicide
      44 – Swift
      45 – Thoreau
      46 – Tracks
      47 – Train to Berlin
      48 – Umbrella
      49 – Up in the Bronx
      50 – Virus
      51 – Volkswagen
      52 – Water Stories

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  3. I love the feel and smell of books. To handle them when I read. Used book stores and regular bookstores are disappearing here for sure. http://rutheh.com/2010/05/30/my-bookshelf/

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  4. p.s. I went to Blurb and bought your book for my bookshelf.

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  5. Amy

    Thank you for making the link, Frizz 🙂 The contents look good, I’ll check it out later today. Have a great day!

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  6. I wonder about that too. I read almost everything online. :-/

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  7. Allyson Mellone

    Frizz, you do what you believe in…what you are passionate about…just as Playamart – Zeebra Designs said. I purchased a copy. Although receiving it on July 25th or so, I will not get to reading it until I pass through summer. Thanks for providing your wonder guitar music. I have been listening to them in the studio. I cannot tell you now which ones I favor because I don’t know the names right at the moment. When I have more time to focus, I’ll send you comments. Best to your summer 🙂

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    • oh dear Allyson in New York, now you have two of our books – and we have none of your top jewellery, because we have no money. At least, the second book, without any photos, is much cheaper than our New York photo book!

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      • Allyson Mellone

        Dear Frizz, I love to purchase books that I am interested in, so please do not worry about my growing Frizztext fan collection 🙂 I believe that it is a human endeavor to pass forward good in life. Even with all the human mendacious acts that happen, it comes back to one in other ways. I was brought up that way. Throughout my life, I have found this philosophy to be true.

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  8. The video was touching.
    The electronic conveniences are nice. Although I have an iPad, which I like very much, no amount of kindles, iPads, Nooks, etc., will ever replace the feeling of holding a real book in my hand. Did we ever imagine that the craft of making books would dwindle or die? It’s amazing what we take for granted.

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