GUSHING ABOUT OUR FOLLOWING!
We just recently reached 1000 followers!
How awesome is this news?! We like to thank every one of you who followed and joined our discussions. All the authors, publishers and tour sites who've helped us reach this goal, you somehow made it easier for us and definitely more fun. You make us feel so special and very much loved. We do our best to return the favor because we know how challenging it is to gain followers and have them actually follow you, pay attention to your posts and exchange thoughts. So we pay it forward and it's very heartwarming that it paid off somehow.
We promise to come up with more fun stuff and read-worthy articles for all of you. If we can only give each one of you a hug, we definitely will!
GRIPING ABOUT EBOOKS!
Maybe this is an uninformed rambling so feel free to comment so we can discuss it for the ultimate purpose of enlightenment. Help me understand why (1) some electronic books are the same prize as their paperback counterparts and (2) some are even more expensive than print versions!
A standard paperback is $7.99 while some digital print books are $9.99 and at times you can't even loan the ebook out, it's a little steep if you ask me. I would think these traditional publishers are saving money on raw materials like paper, ink, binding, surplus prints, etc. by going digital so shouldn't it follow that the prices of their ebooks be cheaper? Not only that, I've noticed that the expensive ones are usually the YA books. Your target market are average teens (unemployed) who rely on their allowance and baby-sitting money to buy ten-dollar books, that's a little steep if you ask me.
I love physical books, the feel of paper, the smell of a new book, cracking open that virgin book spine, for a bibliophile those sensations are incomparable. But I'm also for technology and going Green. Digital books are saving trees and the environment and Amazon turned it into this gigantic global market, it's time someone regulates the pricing method IMHO. There's a lot of room for improvement here and I hope someone takes a look at it and make this market more efficient and consumer friendly.
My original goal was 19 books and though I didn't meet my goal nor kept to my original list of books, I still think I did pretty well. I did cheat with other books and if I count that, I'd meet my goal. In any case, it was fun and as far as I'm concerned, it gave me the extra push to read my galleys so mission accomplished Goldilox!
- Throne of Glass by Sarah J. Maas
- If I were You by Lisa Renee Jones
- Mockingbird by Chuck Wendig
- Lip Service by M.J. Rose
- A Lady Can Never Be Too Curious - DNF
- Fifty-One Shades of Blonde
- The Enchanted Truth
- The Kingdom - review pending
- The Sweetest Dark by Shana Abe
- Speechless by Hannah Harrington
- The Angel by Tiffany Reisz - review closer to date of release
- Blades of Winter by G.T. Almasi
- The Dark Unwinding by Sharon Cameron