But I think his defiant gesture of support for booksellers is well-intentioned but missing the point. It is not what readers want. All the evidence in recent years points to the fact that readers want their books when they want them and in a form of their choosing.
Heaven alone knows why Stephen King is releasing his latest book in print only.
By all means support bookstores, Mr. King. Have signings in stores. Show your support by speaking out for bookstores.
Why penalize readers who don't want the print version?