Monday, December 26, 2011
New Year's Resolution and ebooks
With the chaos that is Christmas at my house safely behind me, it's time to move on to the upcoming new year. 2012, can you believe it? I'm starting to understand how my grandmother felt looking down the barrel of another new year, incredulous, grateful and full of hope.
Normally at this time of year I make a resolution in regards to my writing. This year I'm aiming for something different. As any reader is well aware, the landscape of publishing is changing at an alarming rate. Ebooks are taking over, ereaders are everywhere and I have to say the trend has been a boon for my career. I got a best seller out of the book no one wanted Who Needs A Hero? and have received reviews to the tune of "Jennifer L. Hart, where have you been hiding all these years?" and other such ego inflating words of praise.
Yes, ebooks are taking over and I actually need to take time off from thinking about my career and just write. So to honor the ebook here's my resolution.
In 2012, I will not buy any new print books!
That's right, no more Amazon Prime for me! Other than one or two preorders I was gifted and whatever I bring home for free from conferences, it's ebooks all the way! My tired, sagging bookshelves will thank me. And what better way to reward a writing goal achieved than an instant download onto my kindle of a brand new ebook?
So tell me, what have you been reading lately? What's on your TBR pile? How about resolutions? I'll giveaway one PDF of Who Needs A Hero? to one random commenter. Be sure to leave your email address so I can contact you!