I read something on a blog the other day where
there was a mention of the age of the book discussed. How once a book was over
a year old, its value had diminished. And it got me to thinking whether it was
a problem in today’s e-book market.
angles that it isn’t really as important as some people would believe. Of
course this doesn’t include the traditional paperback and hardcover system
where your publisher would give a novel a very short window of time to make its
sales on the book shelves, and then pull it when the book didn’t sell very
hundreds of books that I’ve gathered and kept because they were either presents
or too good to give up – books to be re-read. Still to this day, I scour
second-hand bookstores and flea markets looking for backlists from favorite
authors. This bodes well for my hypothesis that people still love older books.
find books that years ago would be very difficult to buy. It’s so freakin great!
First of all your book is up there on Amazon to stay. Or until the author or
publisher take it down which would probably only happen in the case of there
being no sales.
based on my own behaviour. When I look for a book, most times I either search
for an author I already like or the same author of a book I just finished and
loved. I seldom look to see when it was
published unless I think I may have already read the story. Otherwise, I will happily
pay my money and enjoy my purchase.
I’m now promoting in the Free Partay (see below). It’s called “Together
for Christmas” and is a book first published by Wild Rose Press in 2011.
Not that two years is any great age at all when it comes to e-books, but if we were
thinking the old traditional way, it would have been off the bookshelves a long
time ago unless it had been a best-seller. Even then, chances are it would only
be in a small book store or… have a new cover.
Which is what Together for Christmas has! As soon as I had the rights
returned to me, I slapped a new cover on it as fast as my artist could come up
with one (and I might add – he did a fabulous job). Then I released it again
under my own name.
already bought the book and will not recognize it with its new face, but since
it’s only for sale with Amazon, I know their wonderful return policy will cover
any purchases that might fall into this category.
again I don’t worry that the contents might be outdated. The story is just as
lovely today as it was when I created it. So, in my way of thinking, if a book
was interesting and well-written years ago, it still is today.
99 cents for a limited time only!!!
before the big day, help the vicar with his needy families, organize the
Christmas nativity, and spare time for a distraught baby at the orphanage who
only settles when she’s near. Falling into a coma while her spirit resides
inside a prickly, big-shot businessman doesn’t work for her at all… until she
falls in love.
How could Marcus Chapman be so unlucky? First he’s saddled with his newly
widowed mum, and the next thing he knows, he has an annoying spirit invader who’s
instantly aware that he isn’t nearly as tough as he makes out. Between these
two manipulating women, and the orphans Abbie forces him to visit, the poor man
doesn’t stand a chance. The season is Christmas, and love is all around.
Praise for this book:
story with ease. Her prose is smooth. Her characters rich and her plot fast
paced. She delivers the well-deserved happily ever after ending perfectly.” ~ Reviewed by Jo-Ann Carson
things that are happening in this world, sometimes you just need a shot of
happiness. I’m glad that Mimi realizes that this need exists and is able to
create this happiness to share with us.” ~
Reviewed by Leandra Hanes