I was having trouble getting some books I wanted to read because so many publishers (mine included), have digital first or digital only. If I wanted to read the book, I needed an e-reader. So this past Christmas I broke down and told my husband if he wanted to get me an e-reader, the one I wanted was the Nook w/glow light (that one was the easiest on my eyes and I am a member of B&N). Being the smart man that he is (and knows easy when he sees it), got me the e-reader.
Okay, I’m ready now, right?
See…there’s this giant out there and a lot of self-pubbers apparently think that this giant is the ONLY way to make money (and of course their digital books won’t work on my e-reader). I’m sorry, maybe it’s my accounting degree, but I don’t believe using only one outlet is the way to reach more readers. Advertising is. If I don’t use the giant’s site, how am I learning about your book? And if I don’t have the giant’s reading device, how are you making it EASY for me to buy/download/read your book? (Reading my book on my laptop is far from EASY and I do NOT own a smart phone-not that I’d want to read a book on that small device).
I just don’t understand. Am I the only one who feels this way? I sure hope not.
Okay, rant over. This is what I finished reading in the past week:
Jun 4: “Deliver Me From Temptation” by Tes Hilaire. This is the second book in the Paladin Warriors series and is a paranormal romance (and I have the paperback, which I bought). Blurb on back:
TIME. When things go bump in the night, LOGAN
bumps back. Vampires, demons, succubi--you name it, he’s fought it. His job as
a Paladin angel warrior is to protect humans. Not fall for one. SHE NEVER
BELIEVED IN DIVINE INTERVENTION…UNTIL NOW. Detective Jessica Waters protects
humans too--with her Glock and a good set of handcuffs. She doesn’t believe in
fate. But if anyone looks like a gift from the gods, it’s Logan . And he clearly knows more about her
case than he’s letting on… This is a series I’m coming to love. Just
wish they were all written already, but no. #3 isn’t out yet (and hopefully it
won’t be the last). Oh well, it’s not like I don’t have plenty to keep me busy
until they are. I gave it 5 stars on Goodreads. Logan
Penguins aren’t doing so well in the series. I hope they get their sh*t together soon or they’ll be headed for home!
So, what’s your favorite way to read? I still pick paper over digital. So much easier to share.