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To review or not review

I’m still a rookie book reviewer in so many ways but one of the lessons I’ve learned is to be selective because you owe it to yourself and the author.

I have to say up front that I subscribe to an approach where if the material doesn’t reach a certain plateau, call it three stars, I won’t write about it.  While negative reviews may be entertaining to some, I feel most readers are looking for good reads from the outset, so that’s where I put my time and energy.  I’m also not one to diminish people who’ve made the kind of investment a writer makes throughout the process of creating a story.  It serves no purpose for me and is probably why I love working with the team at Kindle Book Review. Read the rest of this entry »

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A great post by Brittany – what should be the average price of an e-book? Better yet, a great tip on how you can have it all and read what you love for free!

Originally posted on Me and my writing life:

There’s been a lot on the news wires and internet sites recently about the prices of e-books. What is too high? What is too low? There’s a wide range right now. You see e-books priced $10 or up. (The Language of Flowers  by Vanessa Diffenbaugh is priced at $11.99 on both Amazon and Barnes and Noble.)  You also see books priced at 99 cents or a little more.

I would be willing to buy the e-book, on the advice of several friends who have told me how good this book, in paperback for $10 or so, maybe even $15. I don’t know that I’m willing to spend that much on an ebook. The only time I might is for an author that I absolutely love. I’m not a hardcover buyer, unless – again – it’s an author I love.

I realize some might call me a…

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