Monday, April 30, 2012
TESTING THE WATERS
A NOTE FROM JOE--
I just read a good review of a new book. I went to Amazon and B&N and found three of the author's earlier books in the series at bargain rates in electronic editions.
I ordered all three to test the waters. If I like the books (which I expect to since I often agree with the blogger's assessments), I'll buy the new book at its regular price.
I'm doing more and more bargain hunting on the Kindle and Nook pages. I don't like the idea of buying an author I've not read before in electronic edition for more than $9.99. If I know and enjoy the author, I'll pay the higher prices sometimes, but I don't believe e-books should cost more than $9.99, and often they should be less.
Also, I've found a few good electronic authors this way too. These are people who might never be published by the "big" publishers, but their books are enjoyable.
So we live in a new world altogether. I think that's exciting. It adds to my enjoyment in reading.