Friday Book Blogger Hop
The Book Blogger Hop was originally created by Jennifer @ Crazy-For-Books. It is now hosted by Billy @Coffee Addicted Writings. Each week the hop will start on a Friday and end the following Thursday. There will be a weekly prompt featuring a book related question. The hop’s purpose is to give bloggers a chance to follow other blogs, learn about new books, befriend other bloggers, and receive new followers to your own blog.
Are you more willing to read traditionally published books than self-published (indie) books? Or do you not have a preference?
submitted by Julie @ JadeSky
When I used to buy physical books they were always traditionally published, but I’m talking late 90’s early 00’s. For those that weren’t alive back then, or are too young to remember, that was before the internet was a part of everyday life and when a mobile (cell) phone was the size of a house brick. The only indie published books were the ones tapped out on a typewriter, photocopied at great expense and sold or given to friends and relatives.
Raising a family seriously cut into my reading time, and I only read a few books a year. Books either gifted as a birthday present or borrowed from a relative. I only got back into reading in 2016 when I got my e-reader, and with a limited budget I discovered the joys of the freebie book. Most, if not all, were by indie authors and despite what some would think many are just as talented as the more well known names. I have quite a wide list of indie authors whose work I know I will enjoy and, given that there books are often half or a third of the price of traditionally published e-books, who and what to buy is a no-brainer.
So the TL;DR answer is that I prefer, and almost exclusively purchase, indie published books.