Readers’ Comments about: Ebook Sales Continue Their Downward Spiral – Is Anyone Really Surprised
Hmm… and just when I was going to write an article, “I’m so surprised to see how well my ebook sales have taken off,” after I raged the whole ebooks concept, in general.
I spend far too much time reading text on a computer screen for work to want to read more of it from a pleasure book. Frankly, when I travel by air, I almost never see an E-reader in anyone’s lap — I see both hard copy and paperback books.
I personally don’t have an E-reader and have no plans to get one, but ‘young people’ seem to have a lot of these devices. I have also seen people reading books on their phones — talk about eye-strain!
As for two of my Ebooks versions of the paperback (Highlander Imagine: For Love’s Sake; & Code Name: Immortal), I have definitely seen more sales then ever expected (several hundred dollars worth in fact!). Paperbacks sell, too, but I have noticed that France, Brazil, and Japan love Ebooks.
Oh well — no matter the format, I say keep on selling.
I agree. I stare at a screen all day long and the last thing I want to do when I get off work at 10:00 p.m. (I really do work that late most nights) is look at yet another screen. 😉
And, it’s always a good idea for authors to offer their books in print and electronic formats to entice the greatest number of readers, regardless of their reading preference.
Angela Hoy, Publisher
Since I only buy paper books, I had no idea that’s how gifting ebooks works on Amazon. I will tweet this information to share with other “not-in-the-know’ authors. Thank you for always teaching me something new.
Bridge of Sighs and Dreams
Two women clash in World War 2 Nazi-occupied Rome.
I agree with you one hundred percent. I had a feeling ebooks wouldn’t make the grade. I love a book in my hands to read. There is just something about a book and the six senses, as you have said!
– Victoria Malyurek
I Remember Mama
The one time I’ve found my Kindle really useful is when eating (we tend to use both hands for wielding a knife and fork here in the UK, so there isn’t a free one for holding a book open). A paperback always tries to close on me however many salt cellars and ketchup bottles I use to hold it open. I suspect the number of books available in such a small package will also be a bonus on my long haul flight to New Zealand in a couple of months.
Other than that, I prefer paper.
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