Everyone has different reasons for purchasing a physical book over an e-book. I really do love both physical books and e-books for different reasons. I tell my kids that too when they ask who my favorite kid is, but in reality it’s actually the dog. 😉
If I REALLY want the physical book, I will buy it over the e-book no matter what. Some books you just need to feel in your hands and you need to be able to smell those amazing pages. Some books I don’t mind reading on an e-book especially if it’s a book I want to read all day even when out and ebooks are a better format for me.
Recently I started purchasing more physical books over ebooks, especially new releases and here is why….
Lately I have given up on the ARC books not because I don’t love to read books before everyone else but I am trying to remove the stress of deadlines when my real life has been so super busy. So I have been like every other non-blogger and have been waiting for release day (it’s really, really hard, the struggle is real!!!) The thing about release day books is that the e-books run about $9 or $13 dollars. I’m sorry to say but I don’t want to purchase an e-book for that much money, especially when the hard cover or paper back is a dollar or two more. So instead I will grab the physical book over the e-book. It’s not that I don’t want to spend the money on the book it’s that I think $13 is a lot for a book you can’t touch or smell. (books smell is the best smell) #booksnifferFOREVER!
When a book is released on e-book first, I still will not grab it if it is $9.99. I will either wait for it to go on sale or for the physical book to be released. I also might not grab the hard covers because believe it or not I prefer paperback books over the hard cover even thought hard cover books are GORGEOUS! I find them harder to read. (I never said I was normal)
The problem now has become that I need to get more shelf space because my bookshelves have runneth over. My husband keeps asking where I plan to put all these books, I don’t need that kind of negative talk so I just ignore him.
So for now I think as long as the prices for New Release ebooks are going to be the same as a physical book, I will be purchasing physical books which mean eventually I might need a bigger house.
I know there are lots of options for getting books but this post is about why I purchase a physical book over an e-book.
What format book do you prefer to buy and does the price influence why you prefer one over the other?
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