Saturday, March 23, 2013

The New York Times TOP 15 BEST SELLER LIST for the week ending March 24th, 2013

Welcome! It' Sunday again! Time for ANOTHER list of the Best Sellers! Woo-hoo! Posted by NOON or earlier every Sunday!
I have a question for you first. How do you feel about ebooks costing MORE than the paper or hardcover books? I don't agree with paying more for a computer file that I'm STUCK with ONLY being able to read on that certain device. Ebook add up just as if you were purchasing the paper or hardcover books. If I want to switch over to an Android device, then ALL the books I purchase through Amazon do NOT cross over. I'm stuck, regardless, and have to have a Kindle that reads MOBI files. I don't like that. I do NOT purchase ebooks that are over $10.00, and even then, it has to be a pretty darned GREAT book! Usually, the MOST I will spend on an ebook is around $2.99, and that's IT because of the reason I gave above.
Remember when ebooks and their reading devices cames out? It was ALL the rage to put switch our ENTIRE READING LIBRARIES over to ebooks? LOL! Hopefully no one fell victim to that, at least not YET!
I have a Kindle, and this Christmas my son got an Android Tablet. The more I thought about it, I wondered about this very thing. I would NOT be able to switch ALL of the ebooks I purchased to an Android device, unless I use some type of program called Calibre which takes the DRM lock OFF of the books. I've tried that program, and I 'cannot' figure out HOW it works??? So I'm stuck to Amazon for LIFE if I want to keep reading!
I have no plans on changing devices because I LOVE my Kindle! However, if, in the future I DO want to change over, I don't think it's fair that I CANNOT switch my books over unless I can FINALLY FIGURE OUT CALLIBRE???
I do know there is a lawsuit going on right now about taking the DRM locks OFF of ebooks. I DO believe it WILL go through, too! I think it will go through because SO many people have purchased ebooks that it's only fair, don't you think?
Another thing, too. Amazon has the MONOPOLY on ebooks the way things are right now. Brick and mortar bookstores CANNOT SELL EBOOKS! This is NOT fiar! So I'm hoping and praying that this lawsuit turns out POSITIVE!!!
Again, back to my first question. What is your price point that YOU will spend on an ebook? Is it like me, at $2.99? I will NOT spend anything higher than $2.99 for an ebook. Higher, lower, free? Just how much are you willing to spend on one?
I thought this could stir up a GREAT conversation! Come on over and tell us
What do you think? What are your thoughts on this?

So, on to the books!! Let's see what they are!

1. Alex Cross, Run by James Patterson
Print Book: $15.41
Ebook:       $11.99


2. Wait for You by J Lynn
Print Book: N/A - No paperback available/Ebook only
Ebook:  $0.99


3. The Storyteller by Jodi Picoult
Print Book: $15.97
Ebook:       $12.74


4. Gone Girl: A Novel by Gillian Flynn
Print Book: $13.75
Ebook:       $12.99


5. Safe Haven by Nicholas Sparks
Print Book: $5.99
Ebook:       $5.69


6. Three Sisters (Blackberry Island) by Susan Mallery
Print Book: $8.93
Ebook:       $5.50


7. A Week in Winter by Maeve Binchy
Print Book: $14.32
Ebook:       $  9.99


8. Mirror Image by Sandra Brown
Print Book: $7.99
Ebook:       $4.74


9. Breaking Point (A Joe Pickett Novel) by C J Box
Print Book: $15.26
Ebook:       $12.99


10. The Host: A Novel by Stephanie Meyers
Print Book: $9.74
Ebook:       $5.99


11. Fifty Shades of Grey: Book One of the Fifty Shades Trilogy by E L James
Print Book: $8.77
Ebook:       $9.99


12. Fallen Too Far by Abbi Glines
Print Book: $8.47
Ebook:       $0.99


13. The Silver Linings Playbook [movie tie-in edition]: A Novel by Matthew Quick
Print Book: $8.99
Ebook:       $9.99


14. Life of Pi by Yann Martel
Print Book: $8.77
Ebook:       $8.33


15. Never Too Far (Fallen Too Far) (Volume 2) by Abbi Glines
Print Book: $8.29
Ebook:       $3.99


If you would like to see the rest of the books up to #35, you can CLICK HERE TO GO SEE THE BOOKS!
Have a GREAT rest of the week!

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