Thursday, May 21st, 2015
It’s that time of year again! Balticon.
I’m looking forward to a really special Balticon this year. Many friends are in town just for the event and I’m attending quite a few book launches and parties.
Here’s my schedule:
Saturday, May 23
2:00 PM – Autograph Session – At the Autograph Table
4:00 PM – Reading with Vonnie Winslow Crist – Parlor 1041
7:00 PM – Launch Party: Gail Z. Marting (Attending) – Frankie and Vinnie’s
9:00 PM – 15th Anniversary Broad Universe Party – (Attending/Possibly Reading) – Frankie and Vinnie’s
Sunday, May 24
11:00 AM – How to Start Writing – Derby (Tentative)
12:00 PM – Broad Universe Reading – Concierge Lounge (Attending)
1:00 PM – Broad Universe Reading – Concierge Lounge (Reading!)
7:00 PM – How to Incorporate Critique – Chase (Tentative)
7:00 PM – Dark Quest Book Launch Party – Frankie and Vinnie’s – (If Critique Panel is pulled from the schedule)
I’m pleased to announced that A Favor for a Fiend is now out! This is the second book in the Charm City Darkness series.
Yay! I’ll be reading from Favor and there will be copies in the dealer’s room for purchase.
::: So excited! :::
Barnes & Noble Paperback
Wednesday, May 13th, 2015
Romance Author Marie Force is hosting a reader survey, which I hope will become an annual thing.
Take This Year’s Survey
The first survey concluded in June 2013, with about 2,950 participants. Here are the results: http://e-bookformattingfairies.blogspot.com/2013/08/the-readers-sound-off-how-they-read.html
Most of the participants were mainly romance readers–which is to be expected, since that’s Ms. Force’s fan base–but readers are readers (I think), so there should be some common stuff across the grid.
For instance, according to the survey:
- Readers prefer e-books to paperbacks (77 to 52 percent). However, the question allowed readers to choose all formats that apply, and there appears to be crossover between the two most popular formats, indicating some readers buy books in multiple formats when the paperback is available.
- Nearly 80 percent buy their books from Amazon, with Barnes & Noble scoring a distant second at 23 percent and iBookstore/Apple coming in third at nearly 13 percent.
(Where do you buy your books?)
See full results here – including a complete list of questions and how people answered them.
I encourage you to take the survey (only open for the remainder of May):
Take This Year’s Survey