Monday, September 23, 2013

Musing Mondays September 23, 2013

Musing Mondays (http://shouldbereading.wordpress.com/) asks you to muse about one of the following each week…
MusingMondays5• Describe one of your reading habits. • 
Tell us what book(s) you recently bought for yourself or someone else, and why you chose that/those book(s).

 • Instead of the above questions, maybe you just want to ramble on about something else pertaining to books — let’s hear it, then!

Today I am musing on books that are reissued with a new cover and sometimes with a new title.  I ran into one last Tuesday.  It was Deadly Pursuit by Nina Croft and is a Blood Hunter Novel.  It has a 2013 copyright and was listed on Entangled Publishing's email of recommended books.   I like the Blood Hunter books and went to Amazon to check it out. I knew it sounded familiar when I read to blurb then I found that it had been published before and had reviews from 2011.

I know authors want to sell more books but they need to treat their readers fairly.  Say it is a re-print.  If I had purchased this book and then found it was a reprint I would have been very angry.  How do you feel about reprints?   Are authors and publishers trying to fool the readers? 

9 comments:

Anonymous said...

Great post, this really annoys me too. I have mistakenly bought a second title of a book I'd read previously and just felt cheated by the author and publisher!

Lauren B said...

This annoys me no end - it is actually fraud as it tries to convince the consumer that it is a new book when it isn't. Bad form.

Have a good week.
Lauren @ The Hottie Harem

Unknown said...

I completely agree. It is very annoying.

http://carabosseslibrary.blogspot.com/2013/09/musing-mondays_23.html

Greg said...

I have not come across this, but yes if I had i would not be happy! :) Geez people be honest about these reissues!!

Unknown said...

Dunno.. this has never happened to me. I have an ancient trusty diary that I write book names into, the ones I've read. Maybe that's why I find it easier to remember names...
Also, here's mine http://cupandchaucer.wordpress.com/2013/09/23/musing-mondays-september-23/

Chai @ Like Chai Tea said...

I haven't ran across reprints though but what I think about it, it is seemingly unfair and it's a waste of money.

Daystarz Books said...

Haven't encountered this myself but I agree its bad form and I'd feel duped. Here's my musing: http://daystarz.wordpress.com/2013/09/24/musing-mondays-9/

Daystarz Books said...

Haven't encountered this myself but I agree its bad form and I'd feel duped. Here's my musing: http://daystarz.wordpress.com/2013/09/24/musing-mondays-9/

DoingDewey said...

This hasn't ever bothered me, possibly because I don't get e-mail from publishers and possibly because I don't read many long series. For the most part, if I see a re-print at the store, I know it's just a new cover because I know what book it is. But with author's who write longer series with a lot of similar titles, this could definitely get confusing!