Friday, May 7, 2010

Video Blog about Ereaders and Print Books

I'm delighted to welcome multi-published author Catherine Bybee to my blog. Catherine is a number one selling author of paranormal romance. Her latest release, Binding Vows has hit the top 100 list at Amazon's Time Travel Romance. Her book trailers have one top honors at You Gotta Read Reviews Best Book Trailer Awards. A wife and a mother of two boys, one fourteen the other eleven, is busy with countless hours of volunteer work, writing and a career as an ER Nurse.



Anyone interested in Catherine Bybee's previous video blogs check out her YouTube page by clicking HERE. Or stop by her website for more information about her books by visiting her website.

23 comments:

  1. Hey Catherine,
    Thanks so much for the fun v-log (vlog???), and for being here today.

    :)Becky

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  2. Hi Catherine! I really enjoyed this. What a fun way to do a blog. And lots of great info too.
    I am still on the fence about which e-reader to get but am leaning toward a kindle. And I have a birthday coming up before too long.

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  3. Thanks again for having me, Rebecca.

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  4. Hey, Beth... I too was on the fence for quite some time. When the B&N Nook came out it had some of the features that I wanted in an e-reader. The only thing it doesn't have is a back light, which I understand 'sucks' battery life, so I'd rather not have to worry about running out of a charge and use a book light like I've always done.

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  5. Great video, Catherine. I love my Sony. It goes with me on far away trips. It's my best companion on planes, aeroports and ships. I read a lot and don't have to fill my suitcase with heavy books.

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  6. I haven't traveled with mine yet... It's good to know that the airlines are allowing them onboard.

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  7. Hey Catherine, I've missed your video blogs! And thanks for showing the Lawmen and Outlaws anthology :). I read both. I've had a Sony ereader for about two years and I love it. But I still love the feel of a book in my hand, too. I imagine as the future progresses we'll all be reading more and more ebooks though. Great post!

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  8. YW... Yeah, I love a paperback too... but I'm running out of room to store them. E-readers simply make sense and I think the younger generation will only use this method of reading in the future.

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  9. It's good to see one of your vlogs again, Cahterine! I'm beginning to develop a love for the ebook format as well as print. And I am leaning toward Kindle. So it's still up in the air for me about which one. So far, I've been enjoying pdf ebooks on my computer.

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  10. I read books about 99% of the time. I have read some ebooks, but do not like sitting at the computer to read because I am generally staring (productively) at computer screens all day. I am considering a Nook... slowly. Until then I will stick with the plain old printed page.

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  11. Great vlog, Catherine! I would love to have an ereader (hint for Mother's Day, kiddos!) because when I'm on the computer, I am driven to work rather than read for recreation. I have many great ebooks I have yet to read for this reason, unfortunately. I agree ereaders are an important way to latch onto younger readers too.

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  12. My husband gave me an ereader for Xmas--and let me pick out the one I wanted. It took me until about 3 weeks ago to decide. I knew I didn't want the Kindle, because it doesn't support many formats (and I have a big library of digital books on my computer). It came down to the Sony Pocket Edition and the Nook. I ended up with the Nook, and so far I love it. I will always love a "real" book, but my library shelves are already overflowing, so... Nook books take up way less space.

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  13. That was fun! I don't have an e-reader yet - and probably won't have one for several years - but I'll probably get one some day. So for now, it's all about the paper backs!

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  14. Great video blog, Catherine. I have a Sony E-reader. I put all my pdf's on it - what a great way to read and the portability means I can enjoy a good story anywhere. But you're right. There's nothing like the smell (or the feel) of your own book in hand. I have many signed books from fellow authors, which I treasure as well. Books in print will never become obsolete, but the e-reader is a cool invention.

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  15. I love to hold a book in my hand, but I'm running out of room to store them. One day, I'll own an e-reader. I haven't decided on which one yet.

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  16. I love reading paperbacks but lately, I've been looking at e-readers. I want one! And since I didn't get it for my birthday, I'm hoping to get one for my anniversary in June.

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  17. Hi Catherine! So good to see you again! Some day, perhaps, I'll be able to afford an ereader. I love books, my house is full of them. While I love holding a book (especially my own, as you said) I recognize the practicality of a nice little ereader to spare the loved ones who have to put up with my shelves and stacks.

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  18. Kaye: I didn't mind the pdf's on my computer until I started picking up full lengths. Then it just got to be too much.

    Qwill: You'll love the Nook if you get it.

    Cate: Be sure and send your family to this blog to get the HINT!!!

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  19. Rebecca: The Sony was a contender... but I love my NOOK.

    Jemi: You'll love it when you do!

    Micky: I do love a paperback.

    Karen: It's a must for all those small books that don't come out in print.

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  20. Lilly: I say go by B&N or the Kindle Store and drop the pamplets all around the house...

    Sandra: You need one! Time to start entering all those contests that give 'em away!

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  21. By coincidence, I'm reading Binding Vows (won it in a contest) on my Nook right now! Loving it so far! I got my Nook in January and currently read about 50-50 between it and paperback. I'm looking forward to having it with me on the plane when I head to Orlando for RWA National.

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  22. I really like ebooks even though the battery might run out on me while I'm reading them on my reader. I have the Sony PRS-505, it's great. I can have just over 300 books on it, so I'll never get bored.

    Ebooks are a lot cheaper, which means I can buy more of them. LOL

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  23. I read paperbacks. I've been trying to decide which e-reader to buy. Can't decide, but hope to make a decision soon. I was leaning toward the Kindle, but now the Nook sounds best due to the versatility of reading all formats. I've downloaded the free Kindle version onto my PC, though.

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