Honestly? I hate ebooks. I only ever have finished reading one. If I want to read fiction on a screen, there's AOOO or fanfiction.net (which honestly have about the same odds for being good.) I've never even read my OWN book on Kindle, and I refer to the paperback as the 'real' one (and the one that's easier to fix errors or change editions, so that one and Smashwords has the preview of book 2. Amazon's too big a hassle to change.)
And I'll never really feel published until an actual agent and publisher are involved...
I suppose “published” can mean something different to each person. For me, “Published” is nothing more than a vehicle to get my books to potential readers.
Personally, I don’t really care about an agent or publisher validating my work – I care about what the readers think. When I check the “who bought” feature in Amazon, and see that readers who bought one of my books, also bought my other titles, I know they must like what I wrote, or they wouldn’t be buying my other stories.
"Personally, I don’t really care about an agent or publisher validating my work – I care about what the readers think. When I check the “who bought” feature in Amazon, and see that readers who bought one of my books, also bought my other titles, I know they must like what I wrote, or they wouldn’t be buying my other stories. "
I have to agree. Readers enjoying the work and being willing to pay for it are the validation.
I have a hard time reading from my screen as well. But I have so many ebooks to read that I think I'm going to have to get an ereader, because there is no way I will get through them all on the computer...
I love paper books. There's no denying if I had a choice, I would go with paperback, but with the great pricing and support of indies, I find myself with more and more ebooks.
I wonder who paid her the five dollars for that clip???
I think we've finally got the author steamed up.
Yep, lets write some more about fake five star reviews and that all one star reviews are accurate. That should do it.
You two should know that I can hear you.
Well, time to go eat.
You buy and I'll fly.
Oh no, I'm the one getting outta here.
Not if I go first.
Jeanette: I also love paper books. I have many. I asked for my Kindle for a Christmas present. It took me almost a year to take it out of the box. Now I love it. I do wish the covers were shown on each page, or that the screen saver would be the book cover while I have a book in progress. I really miss being able to easily see the cover each time I pick it up.
I'm with you. I resisted forever (also only had a non-smart flip phone until 2010) until I realized it would probably be a good idea to experience my book as my Amazon readers experience it. I toyed around with some free stuff for a while but am now voracious with it. The experience is completely different from reading on a laptop or iPhone for me. In fact, I kinda can't imagine going back to reading physical books. They seem so clunky.