The Book Blogger Hop was originally created by Jennifer @ Crazy-For-Books in March 2010 and ended on December 31, 2012. With Jennifer’s permission, Billy @ Ramblings of a Coffee Addicted Writer relaunched the hop on February 15, 2013. Each week the hop will start on a Friday and end the following Thursday. There will be a weekly prompt featuring a book related question. The hop’s purpose is to give bloggers a chance to follow other blogs, learn about new books, befriend other bloggers, and receive new followers to their own blog.
Are you more willing to read traditionally published books than self-published (indie) books? Or do you not have a preference?
(submitted by Julie @ JadeSky)
This is a tricky question. I would say that I am willing to read both equally, BUT I tend to be more cautious with Indie books – only after a bunch of bad experiences, though. The quality of the editing in a traditionally published book is almost always good, whereas the quality of the editing of an Indie published book fluctuates wildly. That was how I realized that I don’t particularly appreciate overwriting and forced dialogue. I never knew that was possible in a published book until I read a few Indie books, and then I learned that having good and experienced editors is a must.
I love to support Indie writers, though, but I need a sample before committing to a review. This helps ensure that I can at least get through to the end and that I won’t be tempted to write a scathing review because I’m not particularly eager to do those. I haven’t tapped into that side of myself.