30 of 117 people found the following review helpful
Another rip off,
This review is from: Notorious Nineteen: A Stephanie Plum Novel (Hardcover)
Glad to hear that Ms Evanovich has her muse back. Frankly, its way overdue. I will wait in line for it, in hard copy or e-book, from my local library. I will not pay $13.99 (1 cent less than the hard copy) for an e-book. You may or may not be able to loan it, your cannot give it to a friend or the library and you can't get your $ back if you discover that it is disappointing. Book publishers must be ROFLTAO, right along with Ms Evanovich. She and other popular writers have the clout to make this egregious pricing stop. The good news is, that because of this, I have shopped around and found MANY really enjoyable books and series, in all genre, by newer authors, at bargain pricing. In fact often, a first book is free. Even if the books are sometimes a little unpolished, it can be fun to help a fledgling author develop. They appreciate your input, unlike writers like Ms. Evanovich who clearly no longer care. So, I challenge you to go to the library for Notorious Nineteen (and similar ridiculously priced e-books) and take your $14 and invest in new authors. You can get 5+/- books AND find new authors and characters to engage you. One word of warning. Before buying, check how many pages you are getting for your money. Another publisher trick is to offer novellas instead of full books. Sometimes they make it very hard to tell a full book from a novella and 30 pages for $.99 is not a bargain. So check the reviews as well, but be open minded and don't be too put off by a few negative reviews, unless they are warning you of a pricing rip off. Happy hunting!
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Initial post: Nov 20, 2012 8:01:18 AM PST
This is a terrible review. Did you understand this section is to review the actual book?
Posted on Nov 20, 2012 8:55:44 AM PST
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In reply to an earlier post on Nov 20, 2012 9:32:58 AM PST
Grey Parrot says:
Agreed. Amazon needs to simply delete these rants about price.
Posted on Nov 20, 2012 9:52:14 AM PST
L. Gillen says:
Review the book, not the price! I'm sure that everybody would love it if ebooks were less expensive, but this kind of review helps nobody. People look at the reviews to decide if the content has been well liked or not, not to hear what somebody thinks about the publishers pricing.
Posted on Nov 20, 2012 10:01:08 AM PST
Amazon clearly needs to delete this post and block this poster who is obviously too dense to know when and where to rant.
Posted on Nov 20, 2012 10:33:52 AM PST
Milton N. Michailidis says:
Your 'review' is totally worthless.
Go to your local library, but have you ever thought about how much of your local taxpayers' dollars go to supporting those libraries? You may not agree with the price the publisher set for this book, but you had the free choice not to buy it. Unfortunately, not every taxpayer in your locale can choose not to pay money to the library, so moochers like you can read 'free' books.
While you read your 'free' books, just think of all the people that have had the flu, a cold, or scratched their nether-regions, before licking their lips and turning the page.
Posted on Nov 20, 2012 11:32:20 AM PST
A. Gaa says:
In reply to an earlier post on Nov 20, 2012 2:40:28 PM PST
Wendy Flentge says:
Milton I think I love you. What a nut job!
In reply to an earlier post on Nov 21, 2012 6:18:17 AM PST
Last edited by the author on Nov 21, 2012 6:20:17 AM PST
mystery reader says:
Mr. Michailidis - While I agree with your remarks about the review, I strongly disagree with your opinion of the library. If I bought every book I read, I'd have no money left for food. Libraries provide a valuable service to those of us who love to read but who can't afford to buy every book of interest. And if you find germs and viruses daunting, don't go outside, touch a doorknob, go to a grocery store, doctor's office, your child's school, any restaurant...you get my point.
In reply to an earlier post on Nov 21, 2012 6:39:00 AM PST
Mr. Michailidis, I do think about how much of my local tax dollars go to supporting my local library. Because of that I donate time and dollars to my local library as I feel it's an investment in my community.
I wouldn't want to live in a community that didn't feel that knowledge and reading was important and should be available to all, especially those who can't afford to purchase books. If a local library sparks an interest in reading in knowledge in one child and that child grows into a responsible adult that contributes to society in someway, then, IMO, the library has done its job of serving the community.
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