neyronrose (neyronrose) wrote,

thinking about it here

While I'm tempted to respond on Dear Author, I'll think about it here first.

I had generally spent a fair amount on books.  I got a few romances from Samhain, Loose Id and Torquere in paper form before knowing that they had been e-books first, and then found that out, and got a few sequels in e-form.  I tried a lot of new-to-me authors.  For quite some time, I just got books directly from the e-publishers, then learned about e-bookstores, or e-book distributors.  I'd started going to several other e-publishers by then, too.

I don't suppose I minded too much about prices considering that the books were so much cheaper in e-form than trade paperback form.  Also, it wasn't like I could get m/m romances from other places.  The books weren't on my already overcrowded bookshelves.  I didn't like that you couldn't share the books or give them away, but accepted that that was how it worked.

I have very rarely gotten any mainstream publisher's book in e-book.  I got A Companion to Wolves and The Tempering of Men also in e-book form because I wanted them in paper and e-book.  I got a few Harlequins from Kobo because they were in the same series as free books -- yes, that one worked on me in a couple of cases.

Mostly, though, I like getting e-books without DRM.  I consider the e-book prices against category romance and mass market paperback prices, and usually find the e-books cheaper.

I'll think about distilling that down for Dear Author, but may just be content to have my thoughts here. 
Tags: books, rambling

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