The Long Wait Between Books – The eBook Alternative
As writers, we get many emails saying they can’t wait until our next book is out. It’s a thrill for me to get those letters and know people are so excited for my next release. As a reader, I understand exactly how you feel. As a writer, I thought it would be good to let you know that I’m as frustrated as you are between books. Luckily, the Serendipity series has been scheduled fairly close together –
Serendipity – September 2011
Kismet – November 2011 (e-short story)
Destiny – January 2012
Karma – May 2012
But even this can feel interminably long when we’re waiting for another book. I know! I feel your pain. That’s why I wrote a short story available in eBook about one of the Serendipity characters and Kismet has been out since mid-November at the low low price of .99!
As happy as readers have been about this short story, there has also been added angst for those who either don’t have an eReader or don’t want to read a book (no matter how short) on their computers. Again, I get it! I do! The problem is that it is cost prohibitive to offer readers a print book that’s 100 pages long – you wouldn’t want to pay what it would cost us to make it happen. Maybe when I have more than one or two short stories I can bundle them in one book for print. I want to make readers as happy as possible, believe me.
Me? I’ve become an all e-reader. My Kindle has upped my reading, I keep it with me all the time, and I’ve become a reading machine like I was when I was younger. When I come across a book that screams keeper, I purchase it in book form too and put it on the valuable space on my bookshelves. I don’t mind spending twice on a book I love that much!
So my question up for discussion today – are you happy with the eBook only availability of some books (as opposed to not having the story at all?) Or do you share some readers’ frustrations that they still want a print book to read?
Of course I have to remind you DESTINY is available for preorder and on shelves January 3! Links to all formats HERE:
And as a thank you for visiting me today and to Lauren for having me, I’m giving away 5 … yes 5 copies of KARMA in whatever eBook format you’d like.
Carly Phillips is the New York Times Bestselling author of over 30 romance novels with contemporary characters and plotlines that today’s readers identify with and enjoy. Carly is a stay at home mom of 2 daughters, 15 and 19, one soft coated wheaten terrier named Bailey and a Havanese puppy named Brady. She’s a Twitter and Internet junkie and is always around to interact with her readers.
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