Saturday, September 5, 2015

The #NYTimes Top 15 (20) #Bestsellers for the week ending 9-6-15! Plus BLOG UPDATES!

Welcome! It's been another week of GREAT books and wonderful READING! I hope you have had an excellent week! This post is always up EVERY SUNDAY by NOON at the latest and most of the time earlier!

I typed this article backwards today. I typed in ALL the books and then I came here to type this. I am TICKED OFF AT THE PRICES OF EBOOKS - AGAIN! It's time we start to FIGHT THE HIGH PRICES OF EBOOKS AGAIN! TIME TO START BOYCOTTING AND NOT PURCHASING THEM SO THE PUBLISHERS CATCH ON!!
I REFUSE TO PURCHASE ANY EBOOK OVER THE PRICE OF $9.99 and I still stick with that same pricing method!
Or, we start threads in the Amazon Discussion area - AGAIN! It worked once, it will work again, and just ignore the idiots who think they are God and OWN the discussion boards! Trust me, they are there!
$14.99 for ONE ebook? WHAT is the reasoning behind this? EVERYONE makes more money with ebooks than with print books - it's proven mathematically, except the LITTLE GUY PAYS A LOT MORE OUT OF POCKET RIGHT NOW!! That same $14.99 book used to cost $9.99 when those lawsuits were in play! HOW is a $5.00 increase explained by the publishers because it is the publishers who are setting these OUTRAGEOUS PRICES!!!
I HOPE this goes to court, AGAIN! Right now the Publishers AND ANYONE WHO COLLECTS MONEY FOR EBOOKS are sitting pretty! They are making money hand over first IF, IF people buy these over-priced books. Don't. Eventually the prices will fall.
If you would like to participate in the Discussion groups, I think we HAVE TO to get our frustration out there about the cost of the ebooks, and so the publishers and Amazon SEE we are truly upset! Women, you had better have some pretty thick skin because from some of the posts I read, the men actually seem ABUSIVE to me with some of their answers, however, here is what a woman named Beth has to say:
"I actually consider myself one of the regulars and often talk to them in the 'private' chat rooms. No it is someone who does not like the regulars and wants to sow as much discord as possible. Most regulars do not think voting no on a post is worth the effort." 
This is the page I've been reading a LONG post at: It may explain some things for you, and it may not.
So it sounds like there are private rooms? Anyone know about these??? I'd love to know! Any advice? Email me at laurieisreading at gmail dot com! Thanks!!
In the meantime, I'm going to post tomorrow (I need a typing break! LOTS went on here at the blog this week!) Check out the BLOG ARCHIVE for more reviews!



Let's get to the books!!


1. X (Kinsey Millhone Book 24) by Sue Grafton
ebook: $14.99
print:   $17.37

2. The Girl on the Train: A Novel by Paula Hawkins
ebook: $7.99 (this price is going UP - grab it NOW if you want it!!)
print:   $8.04

3. The Martian: A Novel by Andy Weir
ebook: $7.99
print:   $9.00

4. The Nature of the Beast: A Chief Inspector Gamache Novel by Louise Penny
ebook: $14.99
print:   $16.76

5. Wildest Dreams (Thunder Point series) by Robyn Carr
ebook: $6.99
print:   $8.99

6. Go Set a Watchman: A Novel by Harper Lee
ebook: $13.99
print:   $16.07

7. Friction by Sandra Brown
ebook: $12.99
print:   $12.33

8. Gray Mountain: A Novel by John Grisham
ebook: $9.99
print:   $7.96

9. Small Wars: A Jack Reacher Story (Kindle Single) by Lee Child
ebook: $1.99
No print version 

10. The Taming of the Queen by Philippa Gregory
ebook: $12.99
print:   $ 7.73

11. Grey: Fifty Shades of Grey as Told by Christian by E L James
ebook: $9.99
print:   $9.83

12. All the Light We Cannot See: A Novel by Anthony Doerr
ebook: $13.99
print:   $12.03

13. Alert by James Patterson and Michael Ledwidge
ebook: $14.99
print:   $12.96

14. The Nightingale by Kristin Hannah
ebook: $  8.99
print:   $16.13

15. Who Do You Love: A Novel by Jennifer Weiner
ebook: $12.99
print:   $14.40

Thanks SO much for coming by! Hope to see you next week!!! Anything on your mind? Leave it in the COMMENTS section!
Here are the last 5 to bring us up to 20! SEE YOU NEXT WEEK!!!

THE MURDERER'S DAUGHTER, by Jonathan Kellerman (Ballantine)
TOUGH LOVE, by Lori Foster (HQN)
SECONDHAND SOULS, by Christopher Moore (Morrow)
WHEN A SCOT TIES THE KNOT, by Tessa Dare (Avon)
COCKY BASTARD, by Penelope Ward and Vi Keeland (C. Scott Publishing)

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