The Benefits of eRomance
It’s not exactly breaking news that the eBook business is booming right now. At HCPL, our customers check out at least 20,000 eBooks and eAudio books each month. A blog post I read today compared the rise of eBooks with the debut of mass market paperbacks around the time of World War II, and many of the issues sound similar. Pricing issues – check. Publisher paranoia – check. Genre domination – check. Literary snobbery – check.
Well before the eBook reader explosion of last Christmas, the Romance genre prospered in the eBook market. There’s a wide availability of titles, instant access when you want a new book, a thriving online community discussing the format and recommending books, and no embarrassing covers, at least not where everyone else can see them.
In the HCPL catalog, some romance titles are available as eBooks only or might be available faster as eBooks. The Digital Media Catalog also offers a large number of Harlequin and Silhouette titles and backlists of many popular series and authors. If you have a Nook, a Sony Reader, an iPad, or any one of these compatible devices, check out an eRomance title today.
A few suggestions:
Lydia Dare It Happened One Bite
Suzanne Enoch Rules of an Engagement
Julie Anne Long What I Did for a Duke
Cynthia Eden Eternal Flame