Tell Me Something Tuesday is hosted by Heidi @ Rainy Day Ramblings. There is a new discussion question each week. You can find all the details on her page. Hope you all decide to join!
This weeks question: Ebook vs. Paperback. What are you more likely to buy and what is the deciding factor in purchasing a book? What price point are you comfortable with when purchasing your ebooks?
I am totally an eBook girl. I love my Kindle Fire. I used to be strictly paperback though. When the Kindle made its debut, I couldn’t imagine making the jump. It just didn’t seem right. I loved the feel and smell of a real book, I still do. But then I tried a friend’s Kindle and was hooked.
I’m not a very fast reader, but I read eBooks a lot quicker than paper books. Now I don’t even mess with paper books unless I have to. The probability of me actually reading them is pretty low, or it takes me forever to get even start one. When I do have a paperback and finish it, it’s given to a friend or donated. Besides, the Kindle helps hide my book hoarding.
There are a number of factors that go into my decision to purchase a book. Pricing is a major one. I will download a book on a whim if it’s $3 or less. If it sounds interesting, then I don’t mind spending a couple of bucks on it. If it’s between $3 & $6, then it needs to be something that I’m a lot more confident I’ll enjoy. If it’s over $6, then I have to be really excited for it. It’ll most likely be from a series or author I’m already into. However, I will not pay over $10 for an eBook. Will. Not. Happen.
When Ever After by Kim Harrison was released, the eBook was $15. Now it’s down to almost $13. This is the first time I haven’t bought a book from that series on release day. I’ll wait a little while longer. Yes, I could buy it, but I just don’t feel good about spending that much for a digital copy.
So, yeah. That’s my thinking.