I don’t accept that ebooks aren’t real, because nothing about a printed book is real either. Paper, glue, ink and dust. Show me a book and I can approximate the gsm of the paper, critique the show-through, note that the perfect binding is shonky and put a cost on the cover treatment. Show me a story, and I respond to the phrase that sticks, and the thought that haunts, and the insight that changed how I see the world, and the character that’s more real to me than the person three feet away.

–KJ Charles knows the difference between a book and a story.