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Books cannot be killed by fire quote

The image above is a WWII poster that reads:

“Books cannot be killed by fire. People die, but books never die. No man and no force can put thought in a concentration camp forever. No man and no force can take from the world the books that embody man’s eternal fight against tyranny. In this war, we know, books are weapons.” -Franklin D. Roosevelt

We all know how accurate Pinterest is with quotes (someone was attributing Hitler quotes to Taylor Swift not that long ago), so when I searched Google to make sure this one was legit, I found a photo shopped version that read:

“Books cannot be killed in fires (but they can be kept out of stores).”

In my opinion, this is part of what makes ebooks so great. Don’t get me wrong, I love flipping through the pages of a paperback, but it’s a thousand times easier to format and publish an ebook than it is a paperback. Even if Amazon were to suddenly decide, “you know what, we’re not going to make money off of controversial authors anymore,” there’s still other ways to publish an ebook. We even offer ours for free, all you have to do is email us. Beyond that, we have blogs, social media, and so many other ways to get our message read and heard. Even if book stores abandon us, writing will always be a weapons in the war of ideas.

-Eliabeth Hawthorne