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Tuesday, November 20, 2012

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I'm soo excited that Silent Night, a Rock Harbor Christmas Novella, releases today! It's a digital only edition. It was so fun to go back to Rock Harbor, and I know the characters and setting so well it practically wrote itself. The story takes place right after Cry in the Night ends so you'll be able to fill in the pieces between that story and Tidewater Inn. Here are the links to check it out: Kindle Barnes and Noble. Isn't the cover gorgeous?

Some readers have been voicing their disappointment that it's digital only, so I thought I'd see what you all think. Do you have an e-reader or will you need to download it to a Kindle or Nook app on your computer to read it? What do you think of the whole digital revolution? Are you onboard enthusiastically or dragging your feet? LOL 

I dug my heels in for a while. I finally got a Kindle two years ago, then also purchased a Nook about six months ago. I like the screen on the Nook the best, but I like going to the next page with the Kindle best. Not crazy about the tapping on the Nook. With the Kindle, I can rest my thumb on the button and just press when it's time to go to the next page. I'm hoping Nook comes out with a button version at some point, but it's probably a vain hope. Most people like the touchscreen but I'm not a big fan when it comes to the e-reader. I think I'm the minority there though. 

So let me know what you think about digital books. Fun topic!

Colleen Coble  
posted at 9:26 AM  
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At 10:46 AM, Blogger Starry said...

E-readers are nice sometimes (variety of books to purchase & don't have to find a place to store books when done, etc); however, I am more likely to purchase a book if it's in printed form. There's just something about holding a book and snuggling up with it.

At 10:55 AM, Blogger Bonnie Traher said...

I much prefer holding a real book in my hands. E-readers are too expensive for me and cannot afford real books either. I look at the for sale tables in libraries and Salvation Armys.

At 11:00 AM, Blogger Betsy Hale said...

I am a huge fan of your books. I have shared you with my friends and I have purchased your books for our church library. I have even talked our town librarian to order your books for their shelves. That's the trouble with an ebook and a want to have a complete set and 98% of at least our church population does not have them. I am tempted not to download the book and read it and talk about it because my friends will want to read it also...but it is one of your books...decisions, decisions.

At 11:31 AM, Blogger Colleen Coble said...

I think you will want to read it, Betsy. LOL An important thing happens with Bree and Kade. :)

At 11:58 AM, Blogger Jaime Wright said...

I downloaded it!! *jaime jumps wildly* I prefer books BUT I have the Kindle app on my Android smartphone (Samsung Galaxy) AND I just got the new Nexus Tablet so I have the Kindle there. I'm surround by ereaders now so it's impossible not to partake AND since I have my Tablet in my purse at all times, it's a lot easier than hauling books around.

At 8:48 PM, Blogger Ginger said...

I'm thrilled you went back to Rock Harbor for this book! Going to download it ASAP! I just bought the iPad mini for myself for Christmas so I'm able to read it however a week ago I would have been left out. I enjoy reading on my iPad but I've been surprised (to say the least) at the price of ebooks. I assumed that they would be cheaper than the real paper books since there isn't the printing cost. I know I will download a lot of books in the future but I still prefer a real book that I can pass on to others to enjoy when I'm done.

At 8:50 PM, Blogger Colleen Coble said...

Hope you like it, Jaime!

Ginger, it's a surprise to find out the most expensive part of putting out a book is not the printing. It's the editing, cover design, all kinds of other things. Some are cheaper though, especially backlist (books that have been out a while.)

At 12:54 AM, Blogger Dorene Carse said...

I purchased my Kindle at the beginning of this year...and I have to say I love it. It's easier to carry around than a book and you don't loose your place like you do with a paper back. Since then I asked for the new Paperlight Kindle for I want to be able to read with out disturbing others with a light at night. BUT I got my Rock Harbor Christmas Novella and I loved it....and getting ready to purchase more of Colleen's collections...I just love this girl!~!!!

At 5:22 PM, Blogger Tracy Barrow said...

I love your books! I only have a basic e reader and a PC. I have downloaded NOOK but was unable to purchase it as I live outside America. I live in New Zealand and most of the books I read come from the library. How am I able to purchase this one and some of the other books I have seen of yours?

At 11:00 PM, Blogger Cheri said...

I'm so excited to read "Silent Night". Rock Harbor has always been one of my favorite settings in a book as are the characters. I'm glad to know it's available and I always look forward to any of your books!

I have an iPad and am able to download books. For me, I love real books, there is just something about a new book and opening to the first page of a new adventure.


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Kristin Billerbeck
Kristin Billerbeck is a proud Californian, wife, mother of four, and connoisseur of the irrelevant. She writes Christian Chick Lit; where she finds need for most of the useless facts lulling about in her head.

Colleen Coble

Colleen Coble writes romantic suspense with a strong atmospheric element. A lovable animal of some kind--usually a dog--always populates her novels. She can be bribed with DeBrand mocha truffles.

Denise Hunter

Denise Hunter writes women's fiction and love stories with a strong emotional element. Her husband says he provides her with all her romantic material, but Denise insists a good imagination helps too.

Diann Hunt

Diann Hunt writes romantic comedy and humorous women's fiction. She has been happily married forever, loves her family, chocolate, her friends, chocolate, her dog, and well, chocolate.

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Cheryl Hodde writes romantic medical suspense under the pen name of Hannah Alexander, using all the input she can get from her husband, Mel, for the medical expertise. For fun she hikes and reads. Out of guilt, she rescues discarded cats. She and Mel are presently taking orders from four pampered strays.

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