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Posted on September 3, 2012 at 12:25 AM


In the last few years things have been changing at a lightning pace in the publishing industry. For the first time UK Kindle sales have surpassed Amazon print sales:   


Would you or did you ever have an ebook published? Would you do it again? If so, what would you do differently?   


Do you find that you read more books now because you own a Kindle, Nook, etc., or do you only buy and read print books? Or both print and ebooks?


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Reply Christina
6:26 PM on September 3, 2012 
I've had two books published by e-book publishers.
The validation from the publishers was helpful and their editorial input improved the manuscripts. Marketing has been difficult but both try to give suggestions of how to go about getting readers for the books. Both publishers made the books available in print at a reduced cost to me. I've bought some in order to promotions.
I would do it again.
Reply Christina
6:26 PM on September 3, 2012 
I read more books now that I have a Kindle. But it didn't replace print books. Some I still want on paper.
Reply Laura Treacy Bentley
10:04 AM on September 4, 2012 
That's wonderful, Christina, and thanks for your honesty. I'm REALLY excited by ebooks and their instant availability. From what I've read, people are reading many more books because of Kindles and Nooks. With one click, instant gratification! I must admit, though, that I'll always have a preference for print books, but I definitely see where print and ebooks can coexist. It's kind of like movies for me. Nothing will ever replace seeing a movie on the silver screen, but I also watch them on TV and on my Kindle Fire. I'm a book collector, always have been, but I now embrace the new technology.
Reply Danielle Stobie
11:55 AM on November 17, 2012 
A good question about reading. My reading habits haven't changed too much. I don't like to read books off the iPad -- still too bright a screen, but I like to download books from Project Gutenberg onto my Sony ereader. The vast majority of my reading is still actual books I pick up at the library -- that really hasn't changed for me. I think if the books I wanted to read could be accessed easier from the library onto my ipad or ereader I would use it, but the library's ebook system is still fairly new.