I was thinking about this question the other day when there was a delay on Amazon in getting the latest release of a book that a friend of mine wrote. I, however, went directly to a Barnes & Noble (I love Christmas gift cards) and bought the book immediately. This started me thinking, and I decided to take an inventory of how I buy my books. Here’s what I discovered.
Over 67% of the books I bought last year came directly from the authors at signings. Yikes! I guess I got out a lot last year :-) I bought 23% of my books from a bookstore. Another 3% were bought from epublishers (I’m very new to this), and 7% were ordered online. This includes every book I bought for myself, not as gifts. The books generally fell into two categories, romances and writing books.
Somehow, I don’t think this is the norm. But I am curious and was hoping to get a feel from other romance readers on how they buy their books. How do you buy your books? Do you buy your romances differently than you buy your other books? Please, do tell.
P.S. Not all percentages are exact as my math grades in school were never as good as my English grades :-)