E-book Price Points, Favorite Authors and Stories that Make Me Sing

July 11, 2012

My only currently-writing, truly auto-buy author is Susan Elizabeth Phillips. This woman—I know I’ve said it before, many times—is my romance rock star. She writes stories that make my heart sing. When I grow up—and no, people, I am not grown up. I’m not even 40 yet!—I want to be just like SEP.

Guess what? She has a new book out. *SQUEE!*

You’re probably thinking, “So the frick what. Big deal.” After all, in the digital world, authors have new books out every few months. Read it. Get over it. Move on.

But wait. It can take this woman, this paragon of the single-title romance, years to write a book. So this book, my friends, is a treat of epic proportion for lovers of SEP’s work.

Of course, when it takes years to write a book, sometimes your staunchest supporters forget about you—sorry, SEP!—but not for long. For instance, The Great Escape released yesterday, and I found out TODAY on Twitter. (Thank you, Twitter.) I pulled out my Kindle and hit the purchase button despite the $12.99 price tag. I can hear the chatter now. “That book is overpriced for the e-market.” Maybe, but I could care less. I’d pay twice that, because this woman delivers like no other writer of romance today.

I am fully aware that this is a subjective gush, and many of you will have a different opinion. Like the other day when I told my CP that dirty men don’t turn me on (and she gave a little virtual gasp), to each her own, right? 🙂

Anyhow, I’d planned to write today, BUT now that I have something precious downloaded to my Kindle, I’ll be reading. It’s been a long time since a book has excited me like this. Maybe there is something to the adage that absence makes the heart grow fonder. Maybe three and four books a year isn’t something every writer should ascribe to. Maybe quicker isn’t always better.

Now, if the elusive Judith McNaught would publish something new, I’d be in my glory!

How about you? Who’s your ultimate auto-buy, the author whose e-book price point could be stratospheric and still get your dough?



3 Responses to “E-book Price Points, Favorite Authors and Stories that Make Me Sing”

  1. nicolehelm Says:

    I’m still not over your lack of interest in dirty men! 😉

    My auto buy, despite the sometimes hefty price tag, is Nora Roberts. I’ve read almost all of her many, many books and they are perennially my favorites. I can reread them over and over (and have).

    • Beneath the grit I might see potential, but I couldn’t leer until he showered.

      I have only ever read Nora’s Bride Quartet, and I did enjoy those books. I have this expectation that her books are mostly suspense-y. Am I wrong?

      I avoid adventure/mystery almost as much as I avoid a dirty man. 😉


      • nicolehelm Says:

        Not all are suspensy. Most of her newer ones, yes. I don’t mind suspense from her because it’s often backdrop rather than main plot. I have never finished any other RS/mystery. But, even though they’re a little outdated now, I do enjoy her older categories with no suspense whatsoever.

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