A long long time ago I can still remember when the music made me smile ! - now which song is that from ?
Seriously I can remember when I first heard about digital books and thinking this is the end of print. This would be around 2005 so not that long ago really.......
However whilst we seem to be thundering along in this new digital world and please do not get me wrong the digital world enables us to connect to 'people' just about anywhere on the planet in a heartbeat........however
To me, even though I have produced digital guides, I find they have no 'soul'
Realistically in my own social media experience I feel I could be connecting to a robot that responds to my messages or texts because I have never met 95% of the 'people' I have 'connected' with so who is to say that isnt the case !
Back to books that have been printed where words are actually seen on paper, that can be touched, highlighted, written on, and felt !........now is that not what books are all about being able to 'feel' the writers passion there on a page you actually turn !
Since printing my Lake District guide the comments I have had have left me gobsmacked.......here are a few (these comments never came with my digital guides)
1. Fabulous book and videos Kevin. Makes me want to get out there and ride
2. I have just received Kevin's book and have to say how impressed I was with the professional layout and production.
It is so well illustrated and laid out, which will obviously make it a pleasure to use when I visit the area later this year. The idea of including links to videos is a great one and they too are so well produced. I have always been a fan of Kev's Facebook page too and his professionalism spills into this too. His sponsors should be pleased with themselves as well.
It is a great publication and Kevin should be so proud of himself for getting this project to this stage - well done buddy - and keep up the good work as I am so looking forward to the others!!
3. Well worth buying.
Superbly written and the pictures are stunning.
Loads of information in there Inc online info only available to those who buy the book.
I love it me
4. I ordered and paid for the book just prior to its release and eagerly awaited its arrival. Let me tell you it doesn't disappoint !
An excellent informative book which I will use to plan some new adventures and to relive Sunday trips out with my family from when I was much younger and even a school trip which must have been to Surprise View (Identifiable from photos in the book). I plan to revisit 30 odd years later . Its no excuse really as we live fairly close but Kevin`s book has inspired me to get out there reliving memories and also to make new ones !!
The rooster café looks tempting too !
5. hello Ive received your book Cumbria and the Lake District and got to say fantastic will be taking it with me next time I go up there great read and videos thanks Dave
Onwards & upwards
Kevin J. Lear
MotorBike Riding Nutcase :-) - picture below me aged 5 on my grandads BSA Bantam and I have not stop smiling yet !!!