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There was some drama in author world this week. Okay, there’s usually drama in author world. We have BIG imaginations and care passionately about our business. But I’m not in Kindle Unlimited (Amazon’s book subscription service), the review drama makes me tired (what I feel when I run into something I have no control over), and then there was news about the other subscription service Scribd, who just booted about 80% of their romance titles because romance readers read too fast and too much.

So far my books haven’t been booted (UPDATE: oh yes they have, all but two of my freebies), but I keep checking because it takes a while to delist that many books. Or so I’d think. And this change doesn’t just impact me, but will affect romance readers.

So, I’m curious about where readers—even non-romance readers—find/buy books? Do you subscribe to Kindle Unlimited, Scribd, or Oyster (my books are in the last two, but you have to be exclusive for KU, so not there)? Or are you into the single purchase model? A book hoarder? Only read freebies or find your books in libraries? Have a favorite bookstore? Are you all about print? Digital? Audio? A mix? Is your TBR (to be read) pile manageable, out of control, or somewhere in between?

I know, demanding a lot this week, but BOOKS. You know I love them and love talking about them. And you know I love comments so much that I pick a favorite to receive my monthly AnaBanana gift basket ($25 value).  Recipient is announced the first blog post of the new month.

Perilously yours,

Pauline

P.S. Because it was romance books that got booted, you know I have to feature The Last Enemy, my book about a romance writer trying to stay alive (and getting seriously under estimated by the lawman and the bad guy). And it’s FREE.

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Where Do You Get Your Books?
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13 thoughts on “Where Do You Get Your Books?

  • July 9, 2015 at 7:13 pm
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    I buy books everywhere except the airport because I usually have a book with me ready for travel plus whatever’s on my Kindle (a lot!) I always have two or three novels going at the same time (at home.) Literary A.D.D. perhaps??? (I think of my grandfather changing TV channels all the time!)

    I buy paperback and Kindle (not unlimited)–seldom hardback. I choose books after they’ve been personally recommended by someone I know or I’ve liked the blurb.

    I’ve only been in the Canadian version of Barnes and Noble (“Chapters”) twice since moving to NL. Today I bought a novel someone recommended when I found it in a shop for tourists even though it doesn’t seem the kind of book tourists would buy. I just happened to be there with a tourist! Would have bought it somewhere else if I had seen it there first. I like the idea of libraries but like to “own” what I read.

    I need to grab The Last Enemy because I really like the author and her books..

    • July 9, 2015 at 8:58 pm
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      I used to only read one book at a time, but will admit I’ve become a serial reader, or like you said, maybe ADD. LOL It’s interesting what will turn up in tourist shops. I’ve heard of Chapters. How does it compare to B&N? Hugs and thank you!

      • July 10, 2015 at 9:14 am
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        If you were dropped blindfolded inside Chapters (at least here in St. John’s) and took off the blindfold, you might guess you were in Barnes and Noble, Starbucks and all. Except there’s a lovely fireplace which goes with the winter weather here, hey?

        • July 10, 2015 at 9:41 pm
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          A fireplace is perfect for there. Here, they’d wonder what the what? lol

  • July 8, 2015 at 9:51 am
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    I used to get my books from the science fiction book club and the library, but I got burned way too many times trying new-to-me authors. I’m not a big fan of R and X rated books and that seems to be the norm anymore – lots of profanity and graphic sex scenes. It’s even worse in the YA section of the library. Now I get most of my books through personal contacts with the authors and trusted friend recommendations. Sadly, I don’t read nearly as much as I used to.
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    • July 8, 2015 at 9:52 am
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      And what I do read is usually older books that I read before and enjoyed. Some of them hold up very well, a lot aren’t as good as I remembered. Getting old isn’t fun some days…
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      • July 8, 2015 at 3:48 pm
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        It is not fun getting older! And yet there are benefits. Give me some time to think of them….

        • July 8, 2015 at 3:55 pm
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          I can re-read books now because I can’t remember the plot. I used to not be able to read them again because I remembered everything. Now I can only remember I read it once and liked it enough to remember the title.
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    • July 8, 2015 at 3:48 pm
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      I did a book club thing years back and yes! Had same experience. I buy from rec’s, but like the easy button that is Amazon. lol

        • July 8, 2015 at 5:56 pm
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          That’s the hard part of being a writer. Not enough time to read as much as you’d like. 🙂

          • July 8, 2015 at 10:20 pm
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            If I were just a writer, it wouldn’t be so hard. It’s being Mom and Grandma and Grad Student that are killing me.
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          • July 9, 2015 at 8:58 pm
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            You speak truth! I thought life would get slower, but the pace seems to be picking up!

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