Okay, it's silly, but I love to hold a book in my hands. Now, I'm not a complete Luddite -- I read ebooks. But I have missed having hard copy books on the shelves.
So color me tickled when Heartwarming had four wonderful authors available in two of my local Walmarts. I still remember how I was able to persuade a romance reader to take a copy of each home with her. Would she have been as willing to do that if I had suggested she download them?
But I know that being able to hand her the books was definitely a factor in closing the deal.
I still remember discovering many of my favorite authors in discount chains. Back then, my mom would leave me in the book section while she did her shopping. I'd find a book and start reading.
As I got older, I still stood in the book section and read the first chapter. That's where I found Harlequins, Alice Walker, Tess Gerritsen, and loads of other favorites over the years. There's something about having that book in hand and wanting to read more that is an irresistible combo.
The nice lady I met didn't take much convincing. She wanted several books to distract her from her cold. Buying the Heartwarming novels would "save me a trip to the library."
I hope more readers are like this lady was and will give Heartwarming a try. And I hope that when SWEET JUSTICE comes out, it will also be available. Reading the first chapter of my own book in the book section might be an interesting experience.