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!

11 comments:

  1. I love the idea of not worrying about your career and just writing. I hope to do more of that in the next year.

    I think I will also be buying a much larger percentage of my books in digital format. It is so much more convenient to read on my kindle right now. I'm currently reading The Runaway Princess by Christina Dodd.

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  2. oops! Forgot my email address: joselynvaughn @ gmail.com

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  3. dont count me in for the contest.....i bought this the day it came out.....just wanted to stop by and say HI!! i've been taking a small little break from reading since i reached my 100-book-goal for 2011...once the holidays and craziness is all over i will start reading again full-force. over 200 more ebooks in my kindle fire that i havent read yet lol ok.....happy holidays to you and ur family and ill see ya soon on ur No Limits tour!!

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  4. Joselyn, Yes, it needed to be done, just ask my husband, LOL. Thanks for stopping by!

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  5. Heather, as always it is nice to see you! Save your luck for the blog tour,though "Jenna" is giving away so so so many copies, I'm sure you will be walking away with something! Have a happy New Year's and I'll catch you on the flip side!

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  6. I cancelled my WoW account. Haven't played in months, anyway.
    There are way too many art books that I need in print to ever go totally digital. Do update on your experience though!

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  7. Never say never, Rachel, the view on those Kindle Fire's is fricking amazing.

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  8. Your bookshelves aren't the only ones thankful for ebooks. I just discovered your books and can't wait to start reading them! Happy New Year:)
    roxylaw19@gmail.com

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  9. And the winner, selected by random draw is.... Roxy!

    Congratulations Roxy, i will be sending you a PDF copy of Who Needs A Hero? to the email address you provided. Thank you everyone and happy New Year!

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