Let’s all pause and celebrate the glory of physical media!
Thanks to the good folks at Simon & Schuster Audio, I now have in my hot little hands the cool, old-school CD edition audiobook for my newest novel, Drastic Measures. Behold the shelf-crowding goodness:
Yes, the newest Star Trek audiobooks are being offered commercially as digital downloads from places like Audible, iTunes, etc. The CD editions are being manufactured for special sales situations such as libraries and the like. So, you won’t be able to find physical media versions of these for sale anywhere.
Now, it’s important to note that I’m by no means a media snob. I rather like having movies, music, and whatnot available in digital format. Loading up my laptop, tablet, or phone before I head out on a trip is the way to go. I still prefer reading physical books to e-Books, though….that one’s going to be a long time changing.
Oh, and Blu-rays. Particularly Star Trek Blu-rays. Those are hanging around for a while, too. I’ll probably be buried with all that stuff.
As for the rest of it? I absolutely agree with the convenience digital media offers, but….BUT….it looks like shit sitting on a brag shelf, whereas this looks totally pimp, amirite?
(Besides, if something happens that prevents me from accessing my digital library — you know, like an alien invasion unleashing a global EMP or something — it’s nice to fall back on the older storage. Just sayin’.)
If I’m lucky, my wife will let me have this back in a couple of weeks, after she’s done listening to it. Cross your fingers.