Musing Mondays…Rant (5/30)

I’m really upset by (book/author/bookish-news)…

Very rarely do I ever choose this option for a Musing Monday post, but I think you’ll forgive me if I indulge once a while.

What has me so ticked off is…

Publisher’s who won’t release the mass market paperback for an entire freaking year after the hardback copy has been out.

AN ENTIRE FREAKING YEAR!

That’s ridiculous! I don’t have anything against hardbacks. I don’t buy many because they’re so expensive, but there are a couple of authors that I began collecting them for and so continued or will continue until the series is complete.

BUT…

AN ENTIRE FREAKING YEAR!

It’s too long. I’d be fine with 3 months, begrudgingly 6 months. Yes, the Kindle version is out immediately, and I love my Kindle and ebooks, but I just refuse to pay almost as much for an ebook as a hardcover copy.

Before anybody tells me all the reasons why publishers do it, stop and think about all the lost sales a paperback could have been making them. Instead, people with great patience (obviously not me) wait, OR they read a copy from the library (and then never purchase the book at all), OR buy it used on ebay, Amazon, a used bookstore, etc., and that nets the publishers and authors a big, fat $O.

Ok…I feel better now. Thanks for letting me get that off my chest 😉

Feel free to rant or rave about anything bookish now.

Tamie Xo

 

 

3 thoughts on “Musing Mondays…Rant (5/30)

  1. kybookworm says:

    I hate it when an author begins a series, ends each book with a nail-biting cliffhanger, and then leaves all us fan girls hanging. Some authors tend to use the release date as a suggestion, and not an actual release date. Case in point, Jaden Wilkes, “Serial”, series. The first three volumes came out in regular succession, and the last one Volume Four, was supposed to be released in January. Then the release date was moved to March. It is now, May, but no new release date has been announced. The authors have stopped answering questions. If they are having trouble ending the series that is certainly understandable. A simple announcement would be nice. You know, something like “Hey guys we are really struggling with this one, and we want to get it right, please be patient” That would be better than nothing. I really hate that. Stepping down off of my soap box now. Exhale.

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  2. Nickie Adler says:

    I also don’t like when I find out a series is spaced so far apart that I have to read the previous book again. I don’t buy actual books anymore, not since my E-reader years ago.

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  3. Kiki says:

    This ‘why do books costs so much’ and why do they take so long to be released whether it be a paperback or eBook version – has been my complaint for many years. It has been the unanswerable question since I bought my first Kobo and to this day I don’t understand how they price books – why do eBooks that don’t hold any warehousing, don’t take up any space in a store and are advertised on the internet can cost as much as a first release ( I refuse to call it an edition) book – where does the money go? At least these days the eBook and the hardcover seem to be released at the same time.
    And don’t get me started about authors who write ‘series’ – they say its a trilogy, pump out one or two, then announce it needs more books and mange the third, you wait and wait for the fourth and then it stops – no announcement, no apologies, then all of a sudden there is a flurry to finish because we are moving to another publishing house and yes we know who you are.
    The reputation for not finishing a series is growing and becoming a problem across the industry and we have a trail of unfinished series.
    We understand characters grow and directions change BUT come on lets share a little respect for those who buy your books.
    What will happen is most of us wont take a chance anymore – some just spoil it for the rest.

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