As part of the blog tour for "Tempest Unleashed" by Tracy Deebs, I'd also like to welcome Tracy to In the Hammock for a guest post!
You can see my review of Tempest Unleashed here!
Thank you, Tracy, for taking the time out today to visit as part of the blog tour!
A bunch of studies have been done in the last year or so on who the typical ebook reader is. What the studies show is that she is an upper middle class woman between the ages of 30 and 50, who likes to read romance.
But with every month that passes, and every reader who turns to ebooks as a viable reading alternative, that demographic is changing. More men are buying books for their iPads, more senior citizens are getting in on the act with the Kindle and Kindle Fire. More children are reading books on iPods. But the one group that was stagnate for years, and that is still growing at a very slow rate—despite having access to all the technology—is teens. For whatever reason, the typical teenage YA reader is hanging on to the print book by the fingernails. Or at least, that’s what the statistics say.
What I’m curious about, is what do you say?
How do you feel about e-readers or reading on your iPad?
Do you own one?
Are you open to trying one out?
Or are you stuck on the feel of a book in your hands?
I have a Nook and I use it regularly, because it’s easy and convenient and I can get a book at three in the morning when my insomnia strikes and Barnes and Noble is closed. But at the same time, I admit that I still love to hold a book in my hands. I love the smell when I walk into a Barnes and Noble and I love trolling up and down the aisles looking for a book to leap off the shelf at me. Just the other day, a package arrived from my editor with finished copies of Tempest Rising in it and I squealed like a little girl when I opened it. I took the books out, poured over every detail of them—including the purple and white belly band at the top of the binding, the purple foil writing, the waves at the top of every new chapter and Tempest’s tattoo, which is stamped numerous places throughout the book. No matter how convenient my Nook is, it can never give me that same feeling, that same excitement.
So while I understand that e-readers really are the future, I would be lying if I said I won’t miss the print book.
How about you? How do you like to read your books? Leave a comment and be entered to win an autographed copy of the first book in the series, Tempest Rising. ☺
Thank you, Tracy!
Tracy Deebs has generously offered an autographed copy of the first book in the series, "Tempest Rising", to one lucky reader of my blog! The giveaway is open to US and Canada. Must be 18 to enter. Book will be mailed out by the author. Ends Sunday June 10. No extra entries, just answer Tracy's question in a blog comment with your email address!!