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Cindy Kirk sold her first book in 1999 as a result of a contest win that garnered a critique of the entire manuscript. Patience Bloom, now Senior Editor for Romantic Suspense at Harlequin, not only critiqued the manuscript, she bought it! And she’s still Cindy’s editor to this today.

An author of twenty-five books for Harlequin, Cindy has also written two contemporary romances for Avon, and has been a Booksellers’ Best Award Winner, a finalist for the National Readers’ Choice Awards and a Waldenbooks / Borders best seller.

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Summer in GH- kindle vs book

Wondering how the paperback vs digital war is going?   Actually, I’m not sure it’s a war.  I see it as the consumer having more choices as to how they get their content.  I must admit, I do most of my “reading” by listening to audio books.  It’s so convenient.  I can listen to the book on my Audible app on my phone while I’m walking to dog (or cleaning the house).  Just FYI–I’m currently asking on my Facebook page for you to tell me Paperback or Kindle.  Tomorrow (on Thursday) I will pick FIVE people to win a copy of my latest release, Summer in Good Hope.  So, please hop on over there and comment (if you haven’t already).

But for now I thought I’d share some information I think you’ll find interesting. This is from a recent (May 26,2016 ) article by Alexandra Alter in the NY Times:

PAPER IS BACK After years of seemingly unstoppable growth, e-book sales have started to slip, while paper has improbably bounced back. Digital book sales fell nearly 10 percent in 2015 from the previous year. Paperback sales grew by a healthy 16 percent, according to the Association of American Publishers, which tracks sales from more than 1,200 publishers.

GRAY DIGITAL Those who came of age with digital technology seem, surprisingly, to prefer paper to pixels. Young readers are less drawn to e-books. Only 13 percent of 18- to 24-year-olds primarily read e-books these days, compared with nearly 30 percent of 55- to 64-year-olds, according to a recent survey of 4,992 book buyers conducted by the Codex Group, a publishing consultancy.

READ IT ON THE PHONE Last year 15 percent of e-book buyers read their books primarily on smartphones, up from 6 percent in 2013, according to a survey of 6,000 people by Nielsen Books & Consumers. In that same period, Amazon’s dedicated e-reader, Kindle, seems to have fallen in popularity: 21 percent of e-book buyers said they read on Kindle e-readers in 2015, compared with 30 percent in 2013.

I’d love to know how you primarily read– paperbacks? digital?  Or are you like me and love audio books?

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cindy Kirk

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Cindy Kirk sold her first book in 1999 as a result of a contest win that garnered a critique of the entire manuscript. Patience Bloom, now Senior Editor for Romantic Suspense at Harlequin, not only critiqued the manuscript, she bought it! And she’s still Cindy’s editor to this today.

An author of twenty-five books for Harlequin, Cindy has also written two contemporary romances for Avon, and has been a Booksellers’ Best Award Winner, a finalist for the National Readers’ Choice Awards and a Waldenbooks / Borders best seller.

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I read a survey recently that listed these as the 10 most popular tropes for romance readers.

I’d love to know your top three.  And, if there are any other “tropes” you’d like to add to the list, I’d love to hear them.

  1. Friends to Lovers
  2. Soul mate/fate
  3. Second chance at love
  4. Secret romance
  5. First love
  6. Strong hero/heroine
  7. Reunited lovers
  8. Love triangle
  9. Sexy billionaire
  10. Sassy heroine

My current release, Summer in Good Hope, is a friends to lovers book.  One of the things I like about Max and Prim is they are so well-suited.  I can easily see them living happily every after.

I don’t know about you but I’ve read some books where I find myself thinking–hmmm I don’t know if these two will be able to go the distance. Other than enjoying constant sex the couple seem to have little in common.  🙂

Oh, BTW, Summer in Good Hope is now available.  And if you subscribe to KU (Kindle Unlimited) it’s FREE…

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Cindy Kirk

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Cindy Kirk sold her first book in 1999 as a result of a contest win that garnered a critique of the entire manuscript. Patience Bloom, now Senior Editor for Romantic Suspense at Harlequin, not only critiqued the manuscript, she bought it! And she’s still Cindy’s editor to this today.

An author of twenty-five books for Harlequin, Cindy has also written two contemporary romances for Avon, and has been a Booksellers’ Best Award Winner, a finalist for the National Readers’ Choice Awards and a Waldenbooks / Borders best seller.

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It’s an everybody who posted on my blog by 9 pm CT on Saturday wins!

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Okay, so maybe it’s not Christmas….but everyone who posted by 9 PM Central time on Saturday has won a Kindle copy of CHRISTMAS IN GOOD HOPE.

Amy has also won either an audio version or print copy of Summer in Good Hope!!

Everyone–contact me a cindy@cindykirk.com with the email addy you’d like me to gift the Kindle copy to…and Happy Reading!!

Amy,  contact me at that same email addy so I can get your gift in the mail!

I’m feeling good.  Maybe it is more blessed to give than to receive…

 

 

Cindy Kirk

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Cindy Kirk sold her first book in 1999 as a result of a contest win that garnered a critique of the entire manuscript. Patience Bloom, now Senior Editor for Romantic Suspense at Harlequin, not only critiqued the manuscript, she bought it! And she’s still Cindy’s editor to this today.

An author of twenty-five books for Harlequin, Cindy has also written two contemporary romances for Avon, and has been a Booksellers’ Best Award Winner, a finalist for the National Readers’ Choice Awards and a Waldenbooks / Borders best seller.

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irish

Okay, just to be clear. I’m not Irish.  I’m also not lucky.  Oh, I’m lucky in that I’ve been happily married to my high school sweetheart for a zillion years, we have a lovely daughter and son-in-law and three granddaughters we adore. We have our health, friends, well, you get the picture.

But in terms of winning anything, ah, not so much.  I remember at my former job one or two times in twenty plus years of employment winning–wait for it–a cup of coffee from the vending machine.  That’s pretty much the extent of my winning ways.

At the annual company Christmas party where there were gifts galore, I never won.  I even went to a big conference where they wanted everyone to walk away with some sort of prize.  It got down to me and this other woman (who also hadn’t yet won anything).  They asked whose birthday was closest to New Years…and she won the last table centerpiece.  I kid you not–I went home with nothing.

My husband and I joke that it will be a momentous occasion if we ever match even ONE NUMBER on a Powerball ticket.

That brings me to the point of all this–yes, there is a point.   Do you enter giveaways?  Right now Amazon is doing a 20 book giveaway on my upcoming release, SUMMER IN GOOD HOPE.  It’s super easy to enter, which I think is a plus.  I know that I hate it when I’m considering entering a drawing and they make me jump through a bunch of hoops.  I don’t usually enter drawings because I already know I won’t win. 🙂

I’d like your thoughts on giveaways.  Do you enter?  Are you lucky?  Or, are you like me?

Everyone who comments will be entered into a drawing to win either a copy of Summer in Good Hope, either in audio or in paperback (if you’re in the US) or, if you live outside of the US, you’ll win an e-version for your Kindle! Check back on Sunday to see if you’re a winner. 🙂

If you’re feeling lucky, you might want to click the link below and enter the Goodreads giveaway–because hey, your luck can’t be worse than mine.  Entering is super quick and easy…I promise!

http://bit.ly/1PduENG

 

 

Cindy Kirk

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Cindy Kirk sold her first book in 1999 as a result of a contest win that garnered a critique of the entire manuscript. Patience Bloom, now Senior Editor for Romantic Suspense at Harlequin, not only critiqued the manuscript, she bought it! And she’s still Cindy’s editor to this today.

An author of twenty-five books for Harlequin, Cindy has also written two contemporary romances for Avon, and has been a Booksellers’ Best Award Winner, a finalist for the National Readers’ Choice Awards and a Waldenbooks / Borders best seller.

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Thanks to everyone who commented and helped make Renee feel so welcome.

Remember, if you’re an Amazon Prime member, Journey’s End is a free selection this month (or available for only $1.99 if you’re not Prime)!

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