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XI. Misc > a question for gift-givers -- paperbacks or ebooks?

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message 1: by Karen (new)

Karen A. Wyle (kawyle) | 254 comments I'd greatly appreciate some input from those of you who give books for the holidays: do you give ebooks or paperbacks? If both, which do you choose more often? (I'm planning some not-too-numerous social media posts about my books and need to decide which purchase links to include.)


message 2: by Sonya (new)

Sonya marie madden | 147 comments I buy paperbacks as gifts

message 3: by Rita (new)

Rita Chapman | 494 comments Yes, me too. Hoping more people will give paperbacks by indie authors!

message 4: by Victoria (new)

Victoria Zigler (toriz) | 2886 comments I buy paperbacks as gifts too. I like people to have a physical gift to open.

Although, you should probably include both formats in your links, since people who like eBooks might want to buy those for themselves. Plus, there are some people who gift eBooks.

message 5: by Joselyn (new)

Joselyn  Moreno (joselynraquel) | 27 comments Depends on the person, I think, some will be happy with either

message 6: by Pamela (new)

Pamela Beverly (writesistah) | 79 comments Mostly paperbacks because people tend to like an autographed copy. But if I know that the person prefers e-books, I would give the person that.

message 7: by J. (new)

J. Rubino (jrubino) | 94 comments I know this is post holiday, but I buy hardcovers for gifts (Christmas, birthdays, Father's Day), paperbacks for stocking stuffers.

message 8: by Alexandra (new)

Alexandra Casavant | 13 comments I give paperbacks/hardcovers as well so that they can have a physical gift to open. It's easy these days to just buy gift cards or give money, so if I have a chance to give a physical gift, I'm all over it :)

message 9: by Jim (new)

Jim Vuksic | 1072 comments I always give cash as gifts. That said; I personally do not read e-books. Most of my reading is borrowed from the local public library. If I know for certain that I will read a book several times, I purchase the hardcover or paperback format. Currently the bookcase in my den contains 134 books.

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