Thursday, March 24, 2011

Smart phone or ereader, help me pick!

So okay, I'm sure you're all wondering the same thing. Jenna, what are your plans for your book advance money?

Here's the formula I came up with. One half to promotion of this book, including conference attendance and bigger, better blog tour prizes when No Limits becomes available. One quarter to help pay off the lingering family debt from when my husband was out of work over the winter. And one quarter for me to get a special just for me treat.

I've narrowed the choices down to a smart phone and an ereader. Both have pros and cons attached. Having an ereader seems almost necessary to me at this point. They are so much cheaper and more economical than even 18 months ago. I have so many books on my wishlist, many of which will cost less as n ebook. Cons: I know it will eat into my writing time, big time.  I'm a total book junkie and if I can gobble up a new sci fi romance or erotica title vs wrestle with my imaginary friends who are being difficult, you bet I'm going to read. And read, and read.

Then there's the smart phone. It can do so much more and my little flip to talk Samsung is wheezing its last breath it's so sad and pathetic. The downside? More than doubling my phone bill with a two year contract attached. Yikes, I better start selling books or I'll have to sell excess organs to pay for that.

So here it is, Jenna's choice. What would you do? I've set up a poll on the left which will stay open until the end of April, when hopefully my new mystery will be completed. Either comment here or vote there, because some decisions are just to big for me to tackle alone!


  1. I have a Kindle and I'm in love with it...IMO reading on a phone just couldn't compare!

  2. I'm sure that's so so so true. Since I've never had one, I wouldn't know what I'm missing. Then again I've never had a smart phone so I could keep on living without that as well. Thanks for your take!