Saturday, August 13, 2011

Am I too cheap to buy something intangible?

Apparently not. I've been known to subscribe to monthly online services. And even pay my electric, cable, and phone bills, or at least let my wife do so! And yes, I've gotten to the point where buying a book for three dollars or less to read on my iPad kindle app is preferable to going to the library when I don't happen to feel like it, especially when I see the e-book on Amazon and haven't checked my library yet. I feel bad for the librarians though. I hope nobody gets laid off because I'm paying less in fines.

Of course your big six mainstream publishers want you to pay ten dollars or more for many e-books, rarely less than four. Thus my financial support for indy and self publishers. While I would still love to have an agent and a major publisher, for the first time publishing on Amazon aka Konrath seems better than a desperate last resort to me, because I can imagine I might buy my own book if I were someone else, provided I price it at three dollars.


  1. I'd also love an agent.

    One day, I hope.

  2. It would be great to have some books in libraries!

  3. Hey, this is Susan Mills. For some reason, I have to post anonymously. Not sure what's going on. Just wanted to stop by and see how things were going with you.

  4. Well, like you, I'm getting back into social media a bit. I learned a lot from you, and I might write a post soon.