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As an admitted bibliophile, it took me a surprising amount of time to jump on the e-reader bandwagon. I finally gave in when I realized that 1) in many cases, the digital book is much cheaper than the print edition; 2) there are a lot of small press and self-published authors who release only digital editions of their books; and 3) there is simply no more room in the house of more bookcases. None.

So, I plopped down my hard-earned cash and bought myself a nook. I take the darn thing with me everywhere. It's a complete library in my pocket, offering immediate access to not only my favorite authors -- but also authors new-to-me.

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  • Piper
    Piper says #
    Yes, I do have overdrive, I am trying to get new libraries added, I cheated and used my dad's address to get a card from my home t
  • Rebecca Buchanan
    Rebecca Buchanan says #
    Piper: I haven't tried Scribd yet. Do you have the Overdrive app? Depending on the digital books available through your local libr
  • Piper
    Piper says #
    YES! thanks for the pointers to new books. I do hit Amazon and some of the other sites, smashwords, nook, play books, looking for
  • Connie Lazenby
    Connie Lazenby says #
    I loved your post. It's the same path I've followed. It can get expensive, depending on just how many new authors you find you lik
  • Rebecca Buchanan
    Rebecca Buchanan says #
    Rose, please suggest away!

Posted by on in Culture Blogs

The rise in print-on-demand publishers and the increasing popularity of ereaders has led to an explosion the last few years in self-publishing. Anyone -- so the story goes -- can write their magnum opus, print it through CreateSpace or Lulu or CafePress or publish it through SmashWords or Kindle Direct Publishing and have any instant bestseller. Money in the bank!

Uh, no. That is not actually how it works. 

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  • Rebecca Buchanan
    Rebecca Buchanan says #
    @Francesca: thanks for the link!
  • Rebecca Buchanan
    Rebecca Buchanan says #
    @Thomas: Yep. *nod* I love science fiction romance, but books in that subgenre are not well categorized at Amazon, Barnes and Nobl
  • Thomas Stevens
    Thomas Stevens says #
    Couldn't agree more. The cover is much more important than a great number of first time authors think. Even if you don't want to j
  • Francesca De Grandis
    Francesca De Grandis says #
    Rebecca, Guiding pagan writers about self-publishing, marketing, etc is important support, good for you! In aug, I addressed a maj
  • Jamie
    Jamie says #
    Gods, that sounds like a lot of work...in addition to your mundane job(s). My hats off to all of you who are competent authors.

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