Seems a little tacky.

Romance author Julia Quinn is offering what she calls "second epilogues" through her website. Each epilogue is about 30 pages long, and is available as an $1.99 HarperCollins e-book. Ms. Quinn has written four of these babies, and I wonder how they're selling. I'm not a big enough Quinn fan to buy one myself (her books are amusing, but I really think the Bridgerton series can die a quiet death now), and it seems wrong to ask your readers to pay an additional two dollars just to get to the last last chapter of a story.

Remember, Ms. Quinn: Kelley Armstrong has been offering e-book novellas on her website for years, and she gives 'em away for free.
Posted by: Julianka


21 Jun, 2007 02:05 AM @ version 0

Amen to that.

It drives me nuts every time I see a banner on a site advertising it.

21 Jun, 2007 11:00 PM @ version 0

Two bucks seems like a lot to pay for a thirty-page long e-book. What are they charging you FOR? The non-existent cost of printing it? Quinn seems like she's getting a little big for her britches.

22 Jun, 2007 03:43 AM @ version 0

Blogland went around about this when the first two eppy's debuted. I go back and forth...

I used Kelley Armstrong as an example when I first blogged about it as well. I think this is the topic she guest posted about but I am not sure. I will go look. She was great at addressing it but I can certainally see not wanting to spend the coin on that many pages.

I have the first two but haven't read them because I hadn't read any Julia Quinn, well I have now read The Secret Diaries of Miss Miranda Cheever, which I loved loved loved! But do know Dear Author reviewed one or two of them.

23 Jun, 2007 04:52 AM @ version 0

Well, this isn't the first unenthusiastic thing I've said about Ms. Quinn (her books are overrated, in my opinion), so I feel a little weird about requesting a review copy of 'Miranda Cheever' for Wordcandy. But if I see enough positive reviews, maybe I'll creak open the ol' wallet and actually pay for a copy....

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