Okay folks, I think ebooks and the Internet will be the death of me!
Don’t get me wrong, I love having approximately seven bazillion books in my pocket, but oh, oh, oh, the pain to my pocketbook!
One thing I love is the sample feature. That way if I’m feeling frugal, I can download a sample so that I don’t forget about a book (which is always a problem for me in a traditional bookstore—I cull the pile down to something reasonable, promising myself that I’ll come back for the leftovers later—and then suffer mommy-brain and forget).
But what I truly love the most about this brave new (book) world we live in is how easy it is to find new authors. I don’t read in a genre while I’m writing in it, but that doesn’t mean that I haven’t found loads of erotic romance books that I want to check out (on my Staycation this weekend, I hope!). In the old days, there were ads and friends and posters in bookstores; there were New Release tables and racks near the check-out. All good and well, but now there are those mysterious algorithms—as an author, they can drive you nuts trying to figure them out. As a reader, I love the “also boughts” and “recommended” and narrow genre bestseller lists. And, of course, I love hearing recommendations from my favorite indie bookstore owner.
It’s a heyday for readers, I think. I hope you all will check out my newest release, Claim Me ... and maybe you’ll find another book to glom, too!
Have you stumbled upon a book and ended up loving it? Tell us about it!
New York Times and USA Today bestselling author J. Kenner has written over 40 books under multiple names including Julie Kenner and J.K. Beck. Her newest release, CLAIM ME (April 23, 2013), is the second book in the bestselling Stark Trilogy, which began with RELEASE ME, a multi-week NYT and USAtoday bestseller, continues with CLAIM ME, and which will conclude in July withCOMPLETE ME.
You can learn more about her at her website (http://www.juliekenner.com) or connect with her on Twitter(@juliekenner) or on Facebook (http://juliekenner.com/facebook/)