Hi community of awesome, I’m Ava Jae, and this is bookishpixie. So I’m going to do a slightly different vlog format today, where instead of me giving tips I’m going to talk about my opinion on a topic and you guise can share your opinion, and it’ll be like a discussion vlog. So today’s topic is the format in which you prefer your books, so hardcover, paperback, e-book, etc. I’ve been thinking about this at least partially because the paperback for BEYOND THE RED releases in October, so soon you guise will have even more options than just e-book or hardcover. So I’ve been thinking about how you decide between buying a book in hardcover, paperback, or e-book. For me at least, when I have the option to
choose—so the book already has multiple formats available—and I’m deciding between hardcover and paperback, the deciding factors for me are how much I like the cover, and how convinced I am I’m going to like the book. If I’m not head over heels on the cover, and I’m also trying out a new author or series, there’s a better chance I might go for the paperback. I’m also kind of meticulous about my series though, so if I buy the first book of a series in paperback, and I like it and wanna read the rest, then I have to buy the rest of the series in paperback too because I don’t like mixing and matching different format within the same series; I like it all to match. That’s just a little ridiculous quirk I have, but yeah. I will spring for hardcover with a new author however, if I really like the cover, and I’m super intrigued in the story and thus pretty darn sure I’m going to like it. I have in the past bought some hardcovers with new authors I hadn’t read before, and not really liked the story as much as I wanted to, which is a bummer, but for the most part this has worked well for me. Basically I like to have hardcovers when I love the cover and I also love the story, um, because they hold a special place in my heart—there’s just something special about them that I really like. But of course they’re also more expensive, so there’s that. It used to be if I didn’t like the cover, but I was interested in the story and wanted to read it, I’d buy the e-book. I don’t do that as much anymore because I tend to now reserve my e-book money for just books that only come out in e-book, but that’s something I used to do, too. Now if I don’t really like the cover, but I still wanna read it, I’ll go to the library. And same goes for books that I’m curious about, but not sure about. Those also tend to be library reads for me. So how about you guise? What’s a deciding factor for you between picking up a book in hardcover, paperback, e-book, or going to the library? Let me know in the comments below. So that’s all I’ve got for today! If you liked what you saw, don’t forget to subscribe and comment, and I’ll see you guise next week!