Sunday, January 25, 2009
I went shopping this weekend at our local mall. I live in a relatively small town, maybe 35,000 people, and most of the shops in the mall are closing. The economy totally sucks right now and we are not immune. (But let's not get into that.) I had to buy some clothing for my 7 year old for school. While I was there I stopped in the book store B. Dalton because I just could't pass up the opportunity. I ended up purchasing Kiss of a Demon King. I have really been wanting this book. So many other bloggers have already read and reviewed it. I always seem to be the last one to the party. Hey, at least I'm consistant. Right?
Now, this book officially went on sale January 20th. But I know for a fact, that some stores were selling it before the official release date. This messes with the author's selling statistics. I try to buy the books after the release date to make sure the author gets credit for the sale. In the past my purchasing habits were not this way. I usually bought books whenever the mood struck me. Now, after it being brought to my attention that buying a book before the release date can hurt the author, I try to buy after the release date. I am curious to know if any other readers feel this way. I have created a poll over in my sidebar, if you care to participate, about this very thing. Feel free to give your opinion.