By Eva Maria Hamilton @HamiltonEvaM
It's that time of year again...
Judging for the Romance Writers of America’s annual RITA Awards have begun!
I’ve been judging this contest for many years now, but this year they’ve changed one very big thing…
Do you know what's different?This year I didn’t receive my usual box in the mail. The one that feels like a late Christmas present where I excitedly unwrap it and hold all the books I hope I’ll love.
This year, all the books I have to judge are in digital format!I see both positives and negatives. (Too many to list.)
For instance, I’m a little sad to no longer receive signed copies, but I won’t have to add anymore bookshelves to house these books, and the savings on delivery charges must be substantial! And that’s always in everyone’s best interest.
Did you know there are some contests I can’t judge, because I live in Canada.They’ve deemed it too expensive to deliver the books here. (Although, when they’re in a pinch they have sent me ebooks to judge, which I loved.) So, for contests like that, I’m completely biased to having them turn to ebooks and eliminate that restriction.
But I ask you:
Do you like reading ebooks? Or do you prefer paper in your hand?
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