Today we are excited to host Ivy Adams, author of INTERNATIONAL KISSING CLUB and boy does she have a surprise for you!
Around the World in 80 Kisses: Smooch Stop #6
The International Kissing Club by Ivy Adams is the story of four best friends: Piper, Cassidy, Mei, and Izzy–the misfits of Paris, Texas. Their whole lives, they’ve dreamed of escaping small-town life and seeing the world. So when Piper is the victim of an embarrassing prank that goes viral online, she gets the idea that the girls should escape via the school’s international exchange program, in search of fun, love and internet redemption.
Tracy Deebs, author of Tempest Rising, along with writing partners Shellee Roberts and Emily McKay writes under the pseudonym Ivy Adams. They shop, gossip and watch movies in Austin, Texas.
iPads, Kindles, and Nooks, oh my!
A bunch of studies have been done in the last year or so on who the typical ebook reader is. What the studies show is that she is an upper middle class woman between the ages of 30 and 50, who likes to read romance. But with every month that passes, and every reader who turns to ebooks as a viable reading alternative, that demographic is changing. More men are buying books for their iPads, more senior citizens are getting in on the act with the Kindle and Kindle Fire. More children are reading books on iPods. But the one group that was stagnate for years, and that is still growing at a very slow rate—despite having access to all the technology—is teens. For whatever reason, the typical teenage YA reader is hanging on to the print book by the fingernails. Or at least, that’s what the statistics say.
What I’m curious about, is what do you say?
How do you feel about e-readers?
Do you own one?
Are you open to trying one out?
Or are you stuck on the feel of a book in your hands?
I have a Nook and I use it regularly, because it’s easy and convenient and I can get a book at three in the morning when my insomnia strikes and Barnes and Noble is closed. But at the same time, I admit that I still love to hold a book in my hands. I love the smell when I walk into a bookstore and I love trolling up and down the aisles looking for a book to leap off the shelf at me. Just the other day, a package arrived from my editor with four finished copies of The International Kissing Club in it and I squealed like a little girl when I opened it. I took the books out, poured over every detail of them—including the hot pink foil writing, the airplanes scooting between the sections and the yellow bellyband at the top of the binding. No matter how convenient my Nook is, it can never give me that same feeling, that same excitement.
So while I understand that e-readers really are the future, I would be lying if I said I won’t miss the print book. How about you? How do you like to read your books?
Leave a comment (include your email) telling me how you prefer to read your books and be entered to win the Around the World In 80 Kisses daily and weekly prize (last day to enter for Week #1) and also become eligible to win the Grand Prize, a Kindle Fire, so you too can join the e-reader revolution.
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Next smooch stop: Sunday, December 4th My Reading Room