$3.99 or less. ~Nancy Jill Thames
I agree with Nancy, unless it's a book I really really want.
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Got it!~Nancy Jill Thames
I usually buy free ones but once in a while, will spend 99 cents.
To me if it's a book I want by an author I like, I'd spend $5 bucks without a problem.
If it is a book refered to me by someone I trust to know my taste, or written by someone I know, I don't mind spending $5. Or $6. But certainly prefer to only spend a dollar or two.
If I get the first in a series for free and I like it, I will happily purchase the others in support of fellow authors. Ebook prices are so cheap these days I'd feel guilty NOT buying!
I will purchase some books at $3.99 or $2.99 but nothing over that. Most everything on my kindle has been from the freebie download newsletters that I get on a daily basis. E :-) Elysabeth ElderingAuthor of Finally Home, A Kelly Watson middle grade/YA mysteryhttp://elysabethsstories.blogspot.comhttp://eeldering.weebly.com
Just bought Secretive by Sara Rosett for $3.99 (my limit) as I got the first one free and really liked the characters.
My Kindle is full of mostly freebies or $0.99 but I will pay $2.99. I think that is the perfect pricepoint. After that, I will pick up a used copy of the physical book. Who knows if we will even be using Kindles in 5 years? It could go the way of 8 tracks so I never invest too heavily in new technology. It changes so quickly. I got the Kindle and get the freebies as a way to introduce myself to new authors. If I like them, I buy their books, not ebooks.
As long as the book is a cozy mystery of a series that I really want to read, or if I have to have abook for my book club reading I prefer not to pay more than $3.99 actually. Would be happy if all of them were 99 cents from time to time or FREE once a month or something, but the authors need the sales, I know. Once I see how I like an author of one of the free or 99 cents book, I then buy the paperbacks for future reads as I prefer a print copy to an e-book any day actually. Just my opinion.
One of the reasons I purchase most all my books as e-books is that I cannot wait to read them. It is a fault of mine, but I can get it faster if I ordered it for my iPad than I could if I wait for Amazon to deliver it. I live about 50 miles away from the nearest book store so this makes it difficult for me to just drive 50 miles for a book.
I purchase most all of my books in the e-book format, no matter the price. I am OCD when it comes to books, I want to read them as soon as they are available and not wait until Amazon delivers them. Also the nearest bookstore to me is 50 miles away and it seems silly to drive 50 miles for a book, not unless I have something else to go and shop for. I must say I do not agree with the high price of e-books since there is no actual printing done, I believe the highest price I have paid for an e-book is about $12 dollars. If it's higher than that I make myself wait until I can get it cheaper whether that's an actual book or e-book. I do think that free e-books are a great idea, I have discovered so many new authors this way, my iPad is full of them. Just wished they would always offer the first in a series for free and not the 4th or 5th one. Another reason I purchase an e-book is that I have ran out of room for books in print, I have collected enough for a small library,lol
I'm so hoping the Kindle doesn't got the way of the 8 track, Kate! ha I have loved being able to have the ebooks as I live in a small house and the bookcases were running me out of living space! It's according to the book in regards to what I'm willing to pay...if I like the cover, the description. I will say I'm far more likely to buy books (impulsively ;)) in the $3.99 range rather than the $7.99 range. I find I have an issue paying the same price for an ebook that I'd pay for a book in hand. That said though, if I like the author's work, I will. :) I love the free offers and take advantage of those as much as I can. I've been introduced to new authors from them and if I like the book, I am very likely to buy the rest of their series or books that are similar.
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