Sunday, May 06, 2012


Question for the book lovers and bookworms out there-

First, if you have a Nook, Kindle, or e-book reading app, do you ever download or buy the self-pub books? The cheap ones that don't come in print at a book store? Do you even know what I am talking about?

And if you do ever read those kinds of books, how do you find them? And do you find them to be good quality?

I'm learning a lot about self-pub e-books, vanity imprints, etc., right now. I'm reading my first self-pub e-book right now (Patriots by David Frum). I think the story itself is really entertaining and very well-written. The author is definitely talented (he's a reporter for Newsweek, so he should be!). But I'm shocked at the number of mistakes in the book. I'm curious if others have experienced the same thing.


  1. I will download self published books if they are a reasonable cost and are recommended by someone I trust. Sometimes I'll download it if it looks good too. The mistakes are one of my pet peeves so if I see more than 3, I will stop reading and delete it.

  2. Thank you for this generous notice. We released the first version of the e-book for review a week before the physical book - and so some errors got through. Thanks to the alert eyes of readers like you, they have been caught and corrected. The e-book copy is now clean and so is the physical book, which launches today, May 7. I am glad you enjoyed PATRIOTS!
    David Frum
    @davidfrum on Twitter


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