Hey, it’s “Read an Ebook Week”
It’s no secret that I got my start in publishing with a small digital press. I have great love for digital first publishers like Samhain (home to my Chase Brothers, Petal, Cascadia Wolves and de La Vega Cats series). I’m a huge reader of digital books as well.
Digital first publishers like Samhain are great places to find not only your old favorites, but to discover new ones as well. And it’s not just smaller pubs – but traditional publishers as well, realizing getting those digital versions out at the same time as the paper version offers more variety to readers.
Digital books give me more options because I can fit so many of them on my digital book reader and take oodles of books on my vacation because my Kindle fits so easily in my purse. I LOVE that my readers will visual disabilities are able to change the size of the font and read more, and easier without having to wait and hope their favorites will be issued in large print. I love that I can be talking about a book with a friend over lunch and buy it immediately while we sit there (instant gratification, yay!)
When I first started out I heard a lot of “ebooks aren’t real books” and “ebooks are only for people who can’t sell to NY” and that still exists in some part, but overwhelmingly, this attitude has passed. I get just as much reader love, if not more, for my digital books as I do those paper books. People who discovered me in one format often explore across format and publisher lines to check out my other stuff and then in turn discover other authors too. Each time someone gets a digital reader and realizes that the screen is NOT like looking at your computer, and how easy it is to buy and read books that way, one less stereotypical view about digital formats remains.
I love that.
So – to celebrate Read An Ebook week I’m going to give some away! How about we start with TRINITY? As BENEATH THE SKIN is out in less than a month now, I’ll give away the beginning of the de La Vega series to one commenter and announce the winner tomorrow at 9 am pacific. CONTEST CLOSED
What was your first digital book?