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One Night in the Hill Country – a thriller
5 star review :
“Felipe Adan Lerma has written a fast paced book that will keep you engrossed and entertained.
My only issue was that at the end, I wanted more!
Well, I guess it’s a good thing he has more books out there for my reading enjoyment.
I love a book that allows the author to take us on a journey, and Felipe does just that.
I have to admit that I devoured this book in one sitting. I couldn’t put it down. It was unique, different, and thought provoking.
If you want a quick read, here’s a great book for you.
I’m going to keep reading this author, since he has so much to share in his tales.”
“the intent of this blog is to incrementally build a body of thought that works toward integrating various topics, yoga, fitness, and the arts – it’s a process…”
Why eBook Sales Have Flattened – Discover-ability
January 02, 2015
Is the Problem a Glut of eBooks?
My simple opinion is no.
Neither because of subscription services (the current favorite target being Kindle Unlimited) nor because of traditional publishing houses finally putting more and more of the their backlist titles in digital format nor because big publisher have lost control of who can publish and publishing’s become so much easier now.
Below are three links to current articles debating and discussing these points, plus some valuable comments discussing same. In the third below, at The Digital Reader, I posted my own comment addressing some of these concerns in detail.
Bottomline is, I think the flattening of ebook sales, where previously high flying or mid-flying digital authors are suffering the same fate mid-list and lower writers working in print via traditional publishers, ie, a loss of sales, is due to the number one reason I looked forward to the advent of Scribd and Oyster earlier last year:
Ease of discover-ability.
The same I’ve enjoyed via Netflix for nearly a decade.
The ability to enjoy sampling work from previously unknown talent.
And when one can discover quality writing in unassuming places, over and over, equal to or near equal to more expensive or more well known writers, without incurring the huge costs and risks of buying and sampling unknown work, one is – I believe – set free to find work that actually appeals to oneself.
The sense of of discovery can be extremely satisfying.
Examples from my Reading :
The follow are two (of many) examples I’ve enjoyed recently :
Kylie and Her Magical Slippers – by Sherri DeWeese
Thrills and Chills (An Anthology of Poetry Book 5) – by Tom Benson
I list these among, from a list that includes romance and fantasy and non-fiction spiritual books, because these are usually harder for me to find. I hope you give them a look also. And no I don’t get any affiliate fees via the links. 🙂
My comment on The Digital Reader, “Kindle Unlimited, the Content Glut, and the New eBook Market”
Readers – Writers : Reviews
As always, if you are a reader and have read a book of mine, honest reviews are an indie author’s best friend. 🙂
And if you’re a writer, let me know if you’d like to trade sorta-equal length reads for honest reviews!
Thanks so much, all the best, always,
namaste´- con dios – god be with you
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