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Wayne Stinnett

Is an American novelist and a Veteran of the United States Marine Corps. Between those careers, he’s worked as a deckhand, commercial fisherman, divemaster, taxi driver, construction manager, and truck driver, among many other things. He lives on one of the Sea Islands of South Carolina’s Lowcountry, not far from Parris Island, with his wife and their youngest daughter. They also have three grown children, four grandchildren, a Carolina dog, and a whole flock of parakeets. He grew up in Melbourne, Florida and has also lived in the Florida Keys, the Bahamas, and Cozumel, Mexico.


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1 month ago

If I had hardback covers of my books made, would they be of interest to anyone? The price would be higher than paperback, but not much, ranging from $19.99 to $24.99, depending on the length of the book.
If that is of interest, would you buy just one, or more than one?
I'm trying to gauge interest over what it will cost to produce them.
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Nope. Ebooks only for me. I hated reading until I got my first kindle years ago. Now I always have books with me on my phone

I am more of a kindle person, love your books and want to read them immediately upon their release. Who knows where I would be when they come out, but with Kindle I got them straight away. And they travel with me!

I'm more of a ebook person as well

Unfortunately no, I only read ebooks.

I'm pretty much completely switched over to E-books Wayne.

It was a hard shift for me to go from books in my hands to ebooks. I had over 1000 hardbacks I donated to a women's prison when I made my last big move. But I have to be honest and say I'm an ebook person now and don't own anything else. And even in the ebook realm I've migrated to Kindle Unlimited and only read those books now.

Not for me. But I love all of your books and will continue to read them on kindle! 😘

I am sold on ebooks now after decades of printed books. We are slowly purging our bookshelves.

Because of severe arthritis in my hands, I have shifted my reading entirely to eBooks, but I would buy signed, first edition hardbacks for my library because I still love owning books.

Not interested, sorry.

I guess it depends on availability. I prefer reading books but won't buy them online so if not in a bookstore I'm unlikely to buy it. While i dont especially like reading ebooks, i must say in the last 9 months I've gotten spoiled by the convenience of the "buy now" button and never would have read the 80+ tropical author books I've read since Corona took on a whole new meaning without the e-availability lol

No, I no longer acquire any paperback or hardback books, only eBooks. Thank you.

ebooks only for me.

We do ebooks and get them from the library. We rarely buy books at the store anymore.

ebooks, I don't have room for books anymore.

Books were taking over my house, so when I switched to ebooks several years ago, I haven’t bought hardback or paperback books. I have all your ebooks, but wouldn’t be a customer for hardbacks. Sorry!

No more paper nor hard cover books. I am a Merchant Mariner. My kindle is great

E-books only. Unfortunately no longer buy hardbacks.

is this the right place to ask your question : my mother doesn’t like cell phones & still reads printed books where as I like my Kindle. so I would say the people most likely to buy a hardback will never see your question

I love collecting hardbacks, even though with my current schedule I mostly only get to listen to my books on Audible. There is still something special in holding a good book in your hands and having the creases from all the times you get to read your favorites, but sometimes convenience wins

I think you should consider this... There are a lot of us you may be missing on this forum that love to hold a book.

I still prefer paper, but it makes little difference whether the books I read are paperback or hardback.

I collect hardbacks from my favorite writers. I've tried ebooks but it is not the same. So I would definitely buy them.

No, eBooks only. My wife and I used to donate hundreds of paperbacks every 4-5 years just to purge. And, we almost always waited for the paperbacks to come out back in the day... not many hardbacks even then. None, now.

No interest. We are 100% Kindle here.

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