Category: Talking Between Reads

Talking Between Reads (TBR): It Ain’t FREE!

Posted January 16, 2017 by Jennifer in Talking Between Reads | | 19 Comments

Talking Between Reads (TBR) is a monthly discussion post where we talk about different topics from books to blogging and anything else we think you guys might enjoy. Stop by for new topics.

Marketing a Book as FREE via Kindle Unlimited is my biggest pet peeve at the moment.

What exactly is Kindle Unlimited?

It is a new service that allows you to read as much as you want, choosing from over 600,000 titles and thousands of audiobooks. You can read on any device. It’s available for $9.99 a month and you can cancel anytime.

Why is my pet peeve? Look at the description of KU. IT COSTS $9.99 A MONTH. What the hell about that screams FREE? Not a damn thing.

 

I wondered about the authors and if they get any money from ebooks readers checkout from Kindle Unlimited and @PhantasmicReads pointed me to the answer below.

Royalties in Kindle Unlimited and Kindle Owners’ Lending Library
You’re eligible for royalty payment from Kindle Unlimited (KU, or Abonnement Kindle in France) and the Kindle Owners’ Lending Library (KOLL) for pages an individual customer reads in your book for the first time. A customer can read your book as many times as they like, but we will only pay you for the number of pages read the first time the customer reads them.
It may take months for customers to read pages in your book, but no matter how long it takes, we’ll still pay you once it happens. This is true even if your KDP Select enrollment period has expired, and you choose not to re-enroll.
You can read more info HERE.

I also wondered about ebooks checkout from the library and if authors receive royalties from them. Alexandra Haughton directed me via Twitter . . .


So while I’m sick of seeing this kind of marketing I can understand why authors would use it to get people to read their books. But as someone that does not pay for Kindle Unlimited, these books are not FREE for me. I tried KU once and 90% of the books I would read I found within my library system so it’s still not for me.

How do you feel about this current marketing poly?


Talking Between Reads (TBR): Coffee Book Tag

Posted November 7, 2016 by Jennifer in Talking Between Reads | 7 Comments
Talking Between Reads (TBR): Coffee Book Tag

Talking Between Reads (TBR) is a monthly discussion post where we talk about different topics from books to blogging and anything else we think you guys might enjoy. Stop by for new topics.   Here’s another book tag. With cooler weather and Ho Ho Ho Read-a-thon just around the corner I thought the Coffee Book Tag would be a great fit for this month.     BLACK: NAME A SERIES THAT’S TOUGH TO GET INTO BUT HAS HARDCORE FANS. Jennifer – In Death by J.D. Robb. I’ve not started because of the number of books in the series. Jonetta – The Hollows by Kim Harrison. I’ve read 5 books and am struggling.  (Jennifer – WHAT?!) Anne   – Black Dagger Brotherhood by JR Ward.  I can’t get into it. (Jennifer – I dropped it!)   PEPPERMINT MOCHA: NAME A BOOK THAT GETS MORE POPULAR DURING THE WINTER OR A FESTIVE TIME OF […]


Talking Between Reads (TBR): The Ultimate Book Tag

Posted October 10, 2016 by Jennifer in Talking Between Reads | 2 Comments
Talking Between Reads (TBR): The Ultimate Book Tag

Talking Between Reads (TBR) is a monthly discussion post where we talk about different topics from books to blogging and anything else we think you guys might enjoy. Stop by for new topics.   I keep running into these fun Book Tags so expect to see more of these for TBR in the following months. (Hey they are fun and take almost no time to write. Schoolwork is keeping me busy. LOL) I ran across this a WHILE back, like over a year ago at The Book Vixen and it looked like fun, so I invited the ladies to do it with me.   Do you get sick while reading in the car? Jennifer: I get sick in the car unless I’m driving so no reading for me. Audiobooks! Jonetta: Never! I can read to my heart’s content. Anne:  Nope. I’ve read in the car all the time, forever.   […]


Talking Between Reads (TBR): September is Library Card Signup Month

Posted September 12, 2016 by Jennifer in Talking Between Reads | 5 Comments
Talking Between Reads (TBR): September is Library Card Signup Month

Talking Between Reads (TBR) is a monthly discussion post where we talk about different topics from books to blogging and anything else we think you guys might enjoy. Stop by for new topics.   Get out and get those library cards (or renew them)! They save you TONS of money on books. And most libraries have other things you can check out besides books (gasp!)   Jennifer’s Library Experience I love using my library card, it saves me so much money from books, movies to video games. But what if my library does not have a book/audiobook? Request it! 9 out 10 books I request via my library system they get! I only request ebooks and audiobooks but I’m sure they would get print copies as well. Help out your library! Have books you don’t want anymore? Donate them to your library! Even ARCs, my library has a Free Books […]


Talking Between Reads (TBR): Intimidating TBR Tag

Posted August 15, 2016 by Jennifer in Talking Between Reads | 6 Comments
Talking Between Reads (TBR): Intimidating TBR Tag

Talking Between Reads (TBR) is a monthly discussion post where we talk about different topics from books to blogging and anything else we think you guys might enjoy. Stop by for new topics. After watching Francesca’s video from Under the Covers Book Blog on the Intimidating TBR Tag I thought I would answer the questions myself for this month’s TBR post.     1. What book have you been unable to finish? I DNF The Accidental Human by Dakota Cassidy. I just don’t like Wanda & Health as characters much less care about them as a couple. After listening to about 40% of it I decided to stop and skip to the next book in the series since the H/h were not my favorite characters. 2. What book have you not read because you don’t have the time? Too many to count. I have a HUGE TBR of books that I actually own […]


Talking Between Reads (TBR): Playlist… What Music Genres Put You in the Mood for What Book Genres?

Posted July 11, 2016 by Jennifer in Talking Between Reads | 8 Comments
Talking Between Reads (TBR): Playlist… What Music Genres Put You in the Mood for What Book Genres?

  Talking Between Reads (TBR) is a monthly discussion post where we talk about different topics from books to blogging and anything else we think you guys might enjoy. Stop by for new topics. Playlists: What Music Genres Put You in the Mood for What Book Genres? Authors talk about their playlists as in what music they listen to when they’re writing. Others talk about what music they listen to while reading. I can’t listen to music while I read. The lyrics distract me and I starting singing with the music instead of reading. But lately, I’ve been listening to music and thinking, this song, artist or genre of music puts me in the mood to read a certain book genre.  More specifically Country music. I’m not a big fan of Country music or I haven’t been since high school (graduated in 1996). I work part-time at a clinic and […]


Talking Between Reads (TBR): The End of the World As We Read It…

Posted May 9, 2016 by Jennifer in Talking Between Reads | 6 Comments
Talking Between Reads (TBR): The End of the World As We Read It…

  Talking Between Reads (TBR) is a monthly discussion post where we talk about different topics from books to blogging and anything else we think you guys might enjoy. Stop by for new topics.   WTF am I reading and does it really matter what the label is as long as I’m enjoying it?! Apocalyptic – relating to the end of the world; relating to, or involving terrible violence and destruction. (per merriam-webster.com) In other words: that’s shit is happening now. Post–apocalyptic – set in a world or civilization after a disaster. In other words: fuck, that was some messed up shit that happened. Dystopia – an imaginary place where people are unhappy and usually afraid because they are not treated fairly. (per merriam-webster.com) In other words, could be the end of the world or after the end of the world but basically, people are treated like shit by a person/group.  In my research […]


Talking Between Reads (TBR): Reading Weather Check!

Posted March 14, 2016 by Jonetta in Talking Between Reads | 12 Comments
Talking Between Reads (TBR): Reading Weather Check!

    Talking Between Reads (TBR) is a monthly discussion post where we talk about different topics from books to blogging and anything else we think you guys might enjoy. Stop by for new topics. Reading Weather Check! We are almost at the end of the first quarter of 2016 so I thought it a good time to do a reading weather check. I had a premonition that I probably wouldn’t be reading as many books as I have in the last few years and I was right. I wouldn’t call it a slump…more a bit restless and distracted. I’m not behind, just barely “on track” according to Goodreads. I found that I was getting a bit bored with the romance genre…just about every sub category, which astounded me. I love romantic suspense and even it wasn’t doing it for me. Contemporary romance has been lackluster with so many following […]