Monday, March 5, 2012

Changes coming to Livre du Jour

Lately I've been contemplating making a few changes to my book review blog.  One is more related to what I am reading — between library books that are due at a certain time, book club selections, and even a book I promised to review by a certain date, I've been feeling a little like I've lost control of my own reading list.  Reading is a very personal thing for me: I like to choose my reading material according to what I feel like reading next — and lately my selection process has been anything but that.

So I've decided that after the library book I am reading right now (which isn't a chore, mind you, but still, there are many other books I've purchased recently that I want to read at the moment), I am going to take back my reading list!  It helps that I've already read the book club selections for March and April, so I don't have to do anything more than look them over to refresh my memory if I don't feel like actually rereading them.

The other change I'm contemplating is whether I want to continue advertising with Barnes & Noble.  Last week a website and Facebook page I follow announced that they'd discovered in the terms of service that B&N no longer pays commissions on ebooks.  Since I read ebooks almost exclusively, and since I believe I am writing to an audience that often buys digital over physical books, this makes the affiliate program virtually worthless to me.  Is it worth taking the time to put together affiliate links for only those readers who buy physical books?  That's what I need to decide.

To help me make this decision, I would love to hear from you, my readers.  How many of you read ebooks?  How many still prefer physical books?  And have you ever used the links on my site to make purchases of either kind?

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