Kudos, to a very intelligent commentator who left the following in another post of mine and got me thinking. First, please visit Frances blog as her title is very misleading and it’s an excellent blog.
You came back! Welcome, now let’s see that comment…
“Kindles has this effect as well. Unlike a physical book one is less likely to strike up a conversation about a current read of another without a glimpse of the book cover.”
I got to thinking? I remember many conversations or Authors discovered by glancing at the dust-jackets of someone else’s book and seeing the reader so intent on the contents, that I absolutely had to check the author out.
I’ve also had many holiday conversations round the pool or on flights where the main topic of conversation is what I’m reading and what my social conversation partner is reading.
In fact, I have a little ritual before I go on holiday where I’ll stop in the bookshop in the departure lounge and buy five or six books that I’ve heard of or seen people reading. With the rise of the e-reader (I love my kindle) will I now miss out on that? Will I be downloading them to my Kindle instead and will I now rely on the “Reviews” on Amazon to see whats hot and whats er, not?
“23% of Americans ages 16 and older read an e-book in the past year, upfrom 16% the year before. The share who read a print book declined to67%, from 72%”
- SelfPubBookCovers.com Announces First Ever Website for Self-Published… (prweb.com)
- Amazon: We have 70-80 percent of e-book market (reviews.cnet.com)
- Want Passive Income? Publish A Book On Kindle (theworkathomewife.com)
- Readers, flex your buying muscles for authors you love (imeldaevans.wordpress.com)