Monday, October 13, 2014

Musing Monday's October 13, 2014

TC is in the sun musing about the chipmunk she sees out the window.
Hopefully that is all she does.  So far this month she has presented me
 with two chipmunks - one alive and one dead but both in my bedroom.
Musing Mondays asks you to muse about one of the following each week.Musing Mondays is sponsored by Should Be Reading.
• 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).
• What book are you currently desperate to get your hands on? Tell us about it! 
• Tell us what you’re reading right now — what you think of it, so far; why you chose it; what you are (or, aren’t) enjoying it.
• Do you have a bookish rant? Something about books or reading (or the industry) that gets your ire up? Share it with us!
• Instead of the above questions, maybe you just want to talk.

Amazon and Hachette Group are still feuding.  Yesterday I ran into the feud
again when I tried to pre-order Darling Beast by Elizabeth Hoyt.  I have followed the Maiden Lane series for the beginning and was looking forward to reading Darling Beast (Book 7 in the series) as soon as it came out.  Well I am going to read it and I did pre-order but not from Amazon.  Because of the feud it was only available as an audio books at $23.62.  

So what did I do? I went over to Barnes and Noble and pre-0rdered the eBook for 4.79.  Big different.  I know that pre-orders are very important to publishers so I wonder how this is playing out for the authors and the publishers.  Looks to me like they are losing sales.  It also looks like Amazon has a to much power in how they agree on a contract to sell a publishers books.  I was surprised to see this was still going on.  It seems that I heard about it several months ago so the bottom line must be suffering for both Amazon and Hachette but more for Hachette and its authors.  

I wanted to read Darling Beast so went someplace else to buy.  Some people might just go to another book on Amazon.

If you like historical romance the Maiden Lane seres is a great one to follow and from the pre-release reviews Darling Beast is another great story in the series.

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