Digital books are getting so expensive, it is so unfathomable to me. Most authors write digitally, ergo pdfs, ergo easily converted .pub files. I despise author/publishers who charge $14+ for digital books. Sometimes the digital copy is MORE than the print. Really? Emailing a file is more than printing the book and buying shelving space? If the author/publisher is pissed because their print sales are down, charge more for PRINT! Sorry Chronicle, Times, Dispatch . . . figure it out, shits going digital!
Those author/publishers who overcharge, can suck big balls! I call them the 1%ers of the romance novel industry. I have a special Goodreads.com shelf for those authors, it's called the "to-read-if-I-won-the-lottery" shelf. When one of my favorites defects to the 1%, I am so disappointed. I read on average 1 book every other day, so if all of my favs defect I'm broke with Amazon purchases. According to the 1%ers price, that is $7.50 per day! Really?!? And I know it's because of demand. I watched the 50Shades series go from $5+ to $10+ just because of GMA and other national programs.
The Buggles should not have stopped their video/radio rant, digital IS going to kill the print star. Sorry, but that's how the ball rolls. I really hope my kids text books are digital when the get to HS! I'll have all the accounts and devices for them stockpiled over the years.
I really want to ring the publisher's necks, but can't :( Instead I am committing to a month-long boycott!
That means I will only read:
- "Purchased" $0.00 books from Amazon (at the time of purchase)
- Library requests
- Netgalley.com requests
I will also utilize the services of the following sites (new sources might be added throughout the month) to search for free books:
Please check out my #FreebieChallange/# FreebieRead progress here!
Please feel free to recommend FREE books. If you are an author that would like to be included in my month-long challenge, please submit your .pdf to firstname.lastname@example.org. I will provide a honesty review which will be posted here and on Goodreads.com.
I just wanted to clarify, while I get super irked at overpriced books I will still read them. It is a drug and I must get my fix. I don't like it, things would be easier if it were different, but I am a fan for a reason.