Why Print Books Will Never Leave Me Cold by Stacy Hoff

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A while back, an author I know posted a link to an article saying that the future of print books is actually a lot less dim than had been predicted (http://mentalfloss.com/article/85655/readers-still-prefer-physical-books-digital). I was glad to read that perspective because I am one of those holdouts – someone who loves to hold a book. (Ha ha.)

That’s my feelings as reader, anyway. As an author, I have my doubts. Most of my sales are from e-books. Sure, I sell print copies, but nowhere near proportionately to my ebook sales. From speaking with the many authors I know, I am not alone in this sales reality.

I’d love the market to change. Even if just a little. At least I’m doing my bit to help books stay in print. I’ve just got one more e-book formatted for print—DESIRE IN THE ARCTIC. The timing is great, ARCTIC had recently been made a finalist in the Las Vegas Romance Writers’ 2016 “I Heart Indie” contest.

I’ll be curious to see how DESIRE IN THE ARCTIC does with print sales. I hope well. Of course I will benefit, but so will printmakers, shippers, and good ‘ol fashioned readers. Like myself.

Yea for print! I’m so glad ARCTIC won’t leave me feeling chilled.

Do you prefer your books in print or e-format? I’d love to hear your opinion!

DESIRE IN THE ARCTICprint edition http://amzn.to/2cubwCf

DESIRE IN THE ARCTIC – kindle edition http://amzn.to/1KjfP9V



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DESIRE IN THE EVERGLADES print version http://amzn.to/2dXO1zV

DESIRE IN THE EVERGLADES Kindle version http://amzn.to/1YEseie


JOCKEYING FOR YOU  http://amzn.to/2clOJK3


LAWFULLY YOURS print version http://amzn.to/2e6Ug8k

LAWFULLY YOURS Kindle version http://amzn.to/1Ky5CZm

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SEASON OF LOVE http://amzn.to/1NsByfu

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10 Responses to Why Print Books Will Never Leave Me Cold by Stacy Hoff

  1. Claire Gem says:

    I hear ya, Stacy. I have a hard time adjusting to reading on a screen. I like the feel of a book in my hands. But you can’t beat convenience of digital–I even find myself trying to read on my phone when I don’t have my tablet with me! (Not recommended for your eyes, lol!)

    • stacyhoff says:

      I too have read on my smartphone out of desperation, Claire, mostly during unexpected delays at doctors offices. I felt like I needed to schedule eye doctor appointments after those squinting sessions!

  2. bonniegill2 says:

    I prefer print books. I usually read before I go to bed and the tablet Light makes it hard for me to go to sleep.

    • stacyhoff says:

      I know what you mean, Bonnie. Even the light from my husband’s small smartphone is surprisingly bright at night. It acts as a mini-lamp while I read my paperbacks.

  3. gailingis says:

    I love reading on my smart phone. It keeps me focused and you can choose the font size. I use it mostly in the car, (Tom’s driving) battery never runs out because I’m hooked up. Often I read aloud. I love it so much, I’ve taken to reading on my phone at home. Having said all that, I love a print book, feels like I’m holding my latest baby. My dedication is for both digital and print. I also enjoy audio. With so little time to read, I take whatever is available and feel grateful that there are choices. Stacy, thanks for this post, and good luck with your latest publication, Jockeying for You.

  4. Kim Compo says:

    I love books of all forms, but have run out of space to store them. I love to re-read old favorites so I haven’t gotten rid or passed on many. Even my kindle is getting full, time for a memory card.

  5. I’ve sold many ebooks, but given the ridiculous amount of royalties I got for the hundreds downloaded in the the last quarter because of Kindle Unlimited, the fewer copies of the print books brought in more royalties.

    I read e books out of necessity (for reviews or because someone sends me one) but I much prefer a print book. If I like the book after I read a few chapters I will buy the print copy. I do keep a bunch in my Kindle to read when waiting in a doctor’s office. I have jury duty next week, and it will come in handy I’m sure.

    • stacyhoff says:

      Jury duty is one I hadn’t thought off for emergency reading, which is silly since next week I have jury duty, too!

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