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Thoughts on shopping for Kindle books on Amazon – pro’s and con’s

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Thoughts on shopping for Kindle books on Amazon – pro’s and con’s

Browsing through the virtual bookshelves on Amazon can be quite the experience. Every title you can imagine is at your fingertips. All you need to do is tap on ‘BUY NOW WITH ONE-CLICK‘ and in less than thirty seconds – voila! The newest novel has downloaded to your kindle.

PRO’S

  1. The plus side of shopping for books on Amazon is that you never double purchase a title. Amazon alerts you immediately if you’ve already got the book in your library.
  2. You can buy at 2:30 am and stay up the rest of the night binge-reading.
  3. You can purchase a book in the middle of a road trip, from your cell phone, on Highway 165. (Or the interstate, beach, or mountaintop.)

I’m sure there are more pro’s and many other out-of-the-way places to purchase. Where’s the most unusual place you purchased your next read?

CON’S

In my experience, shopping for books on Amazon is like shopping at Walmart – you go in for one item and come out with a full cart!

  1. You get the mindset that one more book won’t make that much difference to your already dwindling bank account.
  2. You have a backlog of books to read, but that one title catches your eye and another book purchase has been added to your account.
  3. There are so many sales of books less than $3.00 and who can pass up a sale?

If you are also addicted to Audible, as I am, there are a lot of books on your reading list selling for less than $5.00 and you can purchase the audible version for $1.99, and sometimes a little more, at the same time! That leaves the kindle version usually sitting untouched on my kindle, but have you looked at the cost of an audible book? I think I pay $14.95 a month for my Audible subscription, and that buys one credit per month to purchase a book. To purchase without the credit is over my limit.

My book runneth over!

~Elle

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About Elle Knowles

Elle Knowles lives in the Florida Panhandle with her husband and off-at-college-most-of-the-time son. She has four daughters, one son, and eleven beautiful grandchildren. 'Crossing the Line' is her first novel. The sequel 'What Line' is a work in progress. Recently published is Coffee-Drunk Or Blind - a nonfiction story of homesteading in the Alaska wilderness with her parents and four siblings, told through letters by her mother and remembered accounts from the family.

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