Wednesday, January 4, 2012

Internal News: E-Book Reviewing Policy

(UPDATED 9/15/15)

It seems funny to have a "policy," but I've received enough emails at this point that I may as well lay it out. How do I feel about e-books? If you have written a book that is only available electronically, will I read it?

The answer is... maybe.

1. I now own a Kindle, so I can better read e-books. Because of that .mobi files are now okay, in addition to .PDF and .doc files.

2. I've become better at reading/comprehending e-books, so I've read a lot more than I have compared to, say, two years ago. I don't know if it's the chronic fatigue-related brain fog, or some other way that I am wired, but at first, I had trouble reading text-dense items on a screen. The Kindle is more manageable than the laptop screen was, so I'm not as slow about it as I once was.

The only thing I ask, when it comes to e-book reviews, is that you be patient. Stalk my "currently reading" status on GoodReads, if you want, but know that my turnaround time is not so swift for any reviews these days, but I am trying.

I hope that clears things up a bit. Thanks for reading (and writing).


  1. I don't have anything against e-readers, but I prefer to read a printed book, than an electronic one! Howsoever, I must admit that it's a great little device and we can go everywhere with it. Why not to buy one when it has so many interesting features and it's not that expensive. It's great that we can find many sites with eBooks and they are free as well! We can read both ways, it doesn't really matter as long as we enjoy it!

  2. I don't buy one because I enough trouble paying my mortgage, but like I said above, if someone gave me one, I certainly wouldn't complain. I'm sure they can be handy in a lot of ways, but until I have one, people will have to make do with my slow reading on a laptop screen.