Monday, December 3, 2012
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Question: Do you have a monthly book budget? How has it changed since you started blogging? Do you get more free books now that you have access to publishers/authors/other bloggers or is your book buying budget even higher than when you started?
Answer: I do NOT have a monthly book budget, but I probably should. My spending on books has definitely increased since I started blogging. Like, a lot. I used to be much more frugal when it came to buying books. I would either go to the library or if I really wanted to buy a book, I would usually wait until it came out in paperback. But now, with so much more exposure to SO many more awesome books, it is very hard to hold back sometimes. It's like before I started book blogging I was peeking in the door, and now I have walked into the room to discover all these amazing books.
Also, I spend money going to signings. There is the travel, parking, etc. And then of course I have to buy some signed books. And then sometimes I have to buy doubles because I like to give away said signed books on my blog. Speaking of traveling for books, let's not forget all the conventions that I now travel to. Books Expo America, Authors After Dark Convention, World Horror Association. It's really quite a feat to juggle not only my bank account, but my vacation time so I can enjoy these wonderful opportunities.
I don't really work with publishers for ARCS for various reasons, so I don't get a lot of free books from that avenue. However, I do have people that offer me books which is always greatly appreciated. But really, I do not come home to packages of free books like a lot of other bloggers.
So to sum it all up, I spend WAY more money on books and book related "stuff" now that I have started blogging.
How about you? What does your book budget look like?