A Year of Library/Consumer eBook Price Comparisons: Has Anything Changed? – Douglas County has been keeping track of how much they have to pay for a digital book to stock it in the library system. For nearly all books, Douglas County (and by extension all libraries) are paying 3 to 4 times consumer prices. Some titles aren’t even available for purchase. I wish publishers and libraries could come together. It’s good for business and even if it wasn’t, it is the right thing to do. Think of it as corporate charity!The Digital Reader
TBR Should Be TFB – We call it the To Bo Read pile but Carla Swafford says it should be the Tragically Forgotten Books pile. There is no question that I’ve bought books for years that I’ve never read. Too many to count. I’ve been buying a lot of these bundles too at 99c and I’ve seen these bundles hit the NYTimes list for sales but I have to tell you, I’ve not read even one bundle yet. Do these bundles go into your TBR pile or your TFB pile?carlaswafford
Titles. Repetitive titles – In my twitter feed I saw some promo posts for a book whose title used derivations of the words broken and beautiful. I knew I had heard those titles before along with bastardizations like Unbeautifully. I guess that’s the New Adult version of Reamde? Who knows. But I looked up on Amazon to see if there were other books using those same words and came up with this list. If you used only Beautiful or a derivation of Broken, you’d get dozens more. I think that this is probably not helpful to sales but maybe I’m wrong.
I’ll leave you with this video of Mary Lambert singing the full song that is sampled in Macklemore and Lewis’ pro gay marriage song, Same Love.
Jane Litte is the founder of Dear Author, a lawyer, and a lover of pencil skirts. She self publishes NA and contemporaries (and publishes with Berkley and Montlake) and spends her downtime reading romances and writing about them. Her TBR pile is much larger than the one shown in the picture and not as pretty.
You can reach Jane by email at jane @ dearauthor dot com