Tuesday, September 7, 2010

Oh No! I’m an Ebook lover!

When did it happen? I couldn’t tell you. But within the last year, I’ve purchase more ebooks than I have actual books. Since I write YA, I pondered over the usefulness of my YA book being in ebook format simply because I didn’t believe the younger book buying public would purchase more ebooks than actual paperback. In that summation I’m correct… for now. Although, I believe that within about 5 to 7 years there will be an increase in the older teen group. My teens prefer to have a paperback book, only because I refuse to purchase them an expensive ipad (and you know they’ve asked! LOL!)

I started getting emails from fictionwise and ebooks.com and saw the cheap specials for books. I also hopped over to smashwords which was recommended by a friend and started searching for free books in order to try out new authors.

The reason I started shopping ebooks was simply because I didn’t have time to stop in my local bookstore (which recently closed down). Not only was I able to sample new authors works for free, some of the authors I liked had put their older works out in ebook form for great prices. Before I knew it, I was downloading more than I was going to the bookstore. Lastly, I can read a lot of small novels, short stories and novella’s in during a break.

Even though I purchased a lot of my books in ebook form, I still purchased a good number from the store simply because I love the in-store comforts. Also, I’m more likely to pick up a book I see on the shelf (which I have no idea what the reviews are, and I don’t even think to read the reviews for) mainly because the book and I am in the same place at the same time.


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Nicole Zoltack said...

Since my two novels are ebooks, yes I read ebooks. And I plan on reading more since hubby got me the Nook for my birthday! :)

LM Preston said...

Oh Nicole, you got the Nook? I'm so jealous :-D Christmas can't come soon enough.

Nicole Zoltack said...

Yeah, hubby really surprised me. I was hoping he would get it for me for Christmas.

Sandra Ulbrich Almazan said...

I really love the Kindle. I still have a mountain of paper books to read, but I'm going to start buying more ebooks to save space on my crowded shelves.

Maybe teens will read more ebooks when the price of ereaders like the Kindle and Nook go down. But you can get ebooks on smartphones too.

Susan Kaye Quinn said...

I totally read more since I got my Nook - e-books and paper alike. And I'm not alone. I read a WSJ article recently about how e-reader owners read THREE TIMES as many books as before they purchased an e-reader. THREE TIMES!! That, my friends, is the salvation of the publishing industry, right there. :)

Anne E. Johnson said...

I was resisting, but then, in close succession, I got an ebook contract and a new phone w/ built-in Kindle. So I'm getting used to it, but still prefer paper.