How often do you read self published books?
In the age of the ebook, there are countless new authors self publishing their work, but how much of it are we reading? Which do you read more of; traditional market books or indie market books? And, if you do read self published books consistently, where do you discover them?
I still love the feel of a book in my hand, but do have many,many books on my kindles....I discover them through recommendations from friends, and very often from sites like Amazon when they simply show up as the result of a search I am doing about a particular topic, etc.
I read self published books all of the time now. E-Books are the new wave of the future, and there's no stopping them or turning back now. E-Books are growing in leaps and bounds every single day, and Amazon and Barnes & Noble are some of the biggest E-Book retailers in the entire world now. You can easily turn one of your popular hubs that isn't doing as well on the hub pages as it once was into an E-Book. That's what so many other hubbers have begun to do, and here's a prime example of one former hub that's now a very popular E-Book - http://www.amazon.com/Small-Bang-Theory … ang+Theory
I tend to read more of the traditionally published authors, but only because I can get those books for less than a couple of dollars at Goodwill. There are at least a few indie authors I read as soon as their new books come out - Elizabeth Parker and Warren Williams to name two. I've read many others in ebook because I intentionally search for indies when I search for books to download to my Kindle. When I do a search under the Kindle books, I choose my genre through the browsing categories and then add "CreateSpace" or one of the other self-publishing services into the search to narrow it down to only those authors who are indies. You can do the same if you're looking for books in the print section of the site.
I have to admit that even though I self-published a non-fiction book a few years ago, I still turn to traditionally-published books from the library when I want a good read. I believe there are good self-published books out there ( mine is one), but when self-publishing first began, I read a couple and they were so badly written I had to put them down without finishing them. But if I come across a self-published book that has had good reviews, I'll buy it.
They are usually the free books in Kindle, so I tend to read them a lot. I do LOVE traditional market books, but there are gems in the self-published books. I find that self-published tend to have more typos and grammar mistakes than the tradition because of the lack of an editor which can result in bad reviews.
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