Writer Wednesday Blog Hop #22

Every week I weed through over 100 blogs, looking for writing advice and new and interesting books to read. Considering how time consuming this is, I share the posts I find the most interesting here every week. If you’d like me to add your blog to my feeder or a link from my weekly tour, leave a comment on the most current tour or send me a link via Twitter @by_wjhoward.

Spotlight

  • Over on Fools & Sages, a personal friend of mine struggles with her love/hate addiction to the Twilight series in They Sparkle
  • I also chuckled when I read The Spork Theory on Jim C. Hines blog

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All About Books

I’m seeing a lot of the same books over and over again, so I don’t have much to add here this week.  I also need to clean out my book review feed folder.  Too much paranormal romance and I’m slowly giving up on this genre.

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Writer Wednesday Blog Hop #19

Every week I weed through over 100 blogs, looking for writing advice and new and interesting books to read. Considering how time consuming this is, I share the posts I find the most interesting here every week. If you’d like me to add your blog to my feeder or a link from my weekly tour, leave a comment on the most current tour or send me a link via Twitter @by_wjhoward.

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Books I Want to Read

Book reviews that caught my eye this week, and the books that got added to my GoodReads to-read list:

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Weekly Features

Join the Hop

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Writer Wednesday Blog Hop #18

Every week I weed through over 100 blogs, looking for writing advice and new and interesting books to read. Considering how time consuming this is, I share the posts I find the most interesting here every week. If you’d like me to add your blog to my feeder or a link from my weekly tour, leave a comment on the most current tour or send me a link via Twitter @by_wjhoward.

All About Writers

Books I Want to Read

Book reviews that caught my eye this week, and the books that got added to my GoodReads to-read list:

All About Writing & Publishing

Weekly Features

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Weekly Whine: Kindle Book Prices

Last week I got half way through One for the Money by Janet Evanovich, which I picked up from the library. The book was suggested to me and I’m absolutely loving it. So, I decided I’d buy the book plus the next couple in the series for the Kindle, but only until I checked out the prices. Now, these books were published ten plus years ago, so there’s a mass market format available for sale as well, but the cost of the mass market format is a dollar less than the Kindle version. I’m not paying more for a Kindle version!! Even if it is only a dollar.  And since I got the Kindle, I won’t buy paper anymore.  For me it’s a matter of the wasted resources put into producing a paper book and shipping it to my house. Sure I know it costs money to convert a book to kindle and ship it via cyberspace, but the cost to our environment is much less than the cost of recycling the paper, producing the ink, printing a book, and shipping it via ground.  Doing my part for the environment is more important to me, but that doesn’t mean I’ll pay more for a eBook.

Wait a second, did I just contradict myself?  Maybe.  It’s just that I’ve been reading a lot about the evolving publishing industry and I don’t feel sorry for publishers and authors that didn’t prepare for the transition.  Nor do I buy into the fear factor of eBook pirating based on music pirating.  Whole different market.  And don’t try to tell me that authors are powerless.  I live with a lawyer and know better.  So until they get their act together, Scribner lost out on the sale of 3+ books, and I’ll continue to get the paper books from the library.

Note that most of my opinions on the changing face of publishing come from A Newbie’s Guide to Publishing and my dear friend Gaynor Stenson, the new publisher at eBook Undead in the U.K.

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Writer Wednesday Blog Tour #16

Every week I weed through over 100 blogs, looking for writing advice and new and interesting books to read. Considering how time consuming this is, I share the posts I find the most interesting here every week. If you’d like me to add your blog to my feeder or a link from my weekly tour, leave a comment on the most current tour or send me a link via Twitter @by_wjhoward.

All About Writers

Books I Want to Read

Book reviews that caught my eye this week, and the books that got added to my GoodReads to-read list:

All About Writing & Publishing

Weekly Features

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