The Compulsive Reader: A Quick Update

Tuesday, March 11, 2008

A Quick Update

Hey guys! Check out all the new changes on the side bar! (I'm quite proud of myself. You'd think that because I have a website and all, I understand all these technological things. I don't. I require a lot of help.)

I've archived some reviews (they're still there! Just not on the side bar. Instead, I've arranged them alphabetically in another place that doesn't take up as much space!), and even added a pretty picture of March's Book of the Month. Isn't that cover spectacular? I'm not sure how its sequel, Rumors, will be able to stand up to it. The dress is just phenomenally detailed. I know this because I have ten copies in my possession as of right now. Want to see the cover for yourself? Enter the contest! I can't keep all of these copies for myself.

I have been immersed in my ARC of Airhead by Meg Cabot (sorry, you have to wait for the review until the publication date, May 13th, to see what I have to say), so sorry that I haven't been getting any fresh reviews up!

But check in Thursday...there'll be something I haven't ever done before that I think you'll like a lot!

In the meantime, what are your thoughts on self published books and the stigma they carry? Comment or email me, I want to hear what you think!


Megan said...

Think of all the authors who consider "classic" now who had to self publish their book.

I am not sure about the stigma, I think it just depends on the content. You know they are making it so cheap to do. You used to have to be making friends and gaining patrons but now all you have to do is think that you are good enough.

I think self publication is a last resort, for something you BELIEVE in. Not a way to make a quick buck.

Anonymous said...

I'm not a huge fan of self-publication, and won't review books that have been self-published (unless there is some reason that will cause me to think otherwise).

As for Airhead, I just got a copy (well, technically two- I'll be giving one away next week!), and while I haven't started it yet (too many books to get to first), I'm so excited to read it! Good to know that you're immersed in it, and once I finish it, you and I can talk all about it via email. :) hehe. I also got QOB3, but I need to read my copy of QOB2 first, lol.

Have a good week!