As a writer who has both electronic books and print books available I have to say I’m very glad for both formats. I think a lot of readers fall in one category or the other. Most will only read print books. Some will only read electronic books. And maybe a few read in both styles.
Myself, I prefer the print book because I’m a cover freak. I love to look at the pretty picture. ;-) I will often refer back to the cover, as I’m reading, if it features a person to get that image in my brain as I’m reading. Plus I like the feel of the book in my hand. Though I confess I am not a spine-breaker. I will go to great lengths not to crack the spine, even if that means reading the book barely open. With eBooks I don’t have to worry about that.
And yes, eBooks do have covers. You can view them on the screen in black and white, which takes away the thrill of the ‘pretty picture’ for me. But that doesn’t ruin my thrill for eBooks. I do love to read on my Kindle, and find I use it more to check out new authors, and then if I like that author, I’ll start buying their books in print format. I also like the novellas you can buy for a couple bucks. It’s a great way to fill the time while waiting in the doctor’s office or for your tires to get rotated. Short, quick, and satisfying.
So I’m just curious what everyone prefers. E? Print? Both? How do you read eBooks? Does the lacking cover or B&W cover bug you? Do you check out new authors, or do you have entire collections for various authors on your electronic reader? Do you think you’ll ever go completely electronic?
I have an electronic book released this month. “After The Kiss”, a short story, is available at eHarlequin and Amazon and various other eRetailers. If you’ve read MOON KISSED, and wonder what Severo and Bella are up to six months later, then check out the short story.
So? Do you E?