"Divia" wrote:Fist note that I have a Nook. The deals are not the same. If I want to get some self publshed book yeah there are a ton o them. But I dont want them. And I am picky. I dont read every HF book that is published. I dont have time for such things. I read what I like. And to be honest even the books that have been released recently havent been books I have wanted to read. I read nothing tudor, which does limit me. And I dont read male narratives because I find them dull.
I have a similar, but yet in some way opposite, problem. I agree with you on the Tudor thing. Its been done to death, I'm sick of it.
But in the few "real" bookstores that exist, most of the "HF" seems to me to be thinly disguised romance. I don't have a problem with romance being in a book, but it needs to be the sideshow for me, not the main attraction.
The same seems to be true of most of what is on the lists for kindle. And thus far, I've bought a couple of things on kindle... but I really don't care for reading like that. Its like reading a paragraph at a time on flash cards. And there are rarely, if ever, maps included it seems, which I consider a nice thing in an HF novel. Flipping back to try to remember who some obscure character is is a pain. Maybe I'll get used to it, but so far, not loving it.
I like the whole "ebook" thing because I hope that, eventually, it will make more things easily available. But so far, it seems like all there is is the same crap I already decided I didn't want to read (or already have read) at the local "bookstore" (which is mainly a coffeehouse, stationary store, and kids games emporium, but that's another rant.)
Oh, and my library has e books you can check out for free... but guess which device is unsupported... that's right, my kindle. At least I got the thing for free.
Whoever wishes to foresee the future must consult the past; for human events ever resemble those of preceding times. This arises from the fact that they are produced by men who ever have been, and ever shall be, animated by the same passions, and thus they necessarily have the same results.
Niccolò di Bernardo dei Machiavelli