I’m an erratic online book buyer, meaning I’m not overly loyal to one particular site. For me it all comes down to the retailer with the best price. With the amount of books that I buy maximizing my savings is my top priority. One dollar may not seem like a lot but when you multiply that by 50-100 novels the difference is quite significant especially when you consider that the more I save the more books I can afford to buy!
I’m constantly on the look-out for sales and discounts as well. I regularly sign-up for loyalty programs, deal sites (GroupON, Living Social, etc) and e-mail newsletters in order to get the best possible price.
That being said, I typically purchase my physical books from The Book Depository because their prices are competitive and you can’t beat their worldwide free shipping. Even if I really, REALLY want to read a novel I’ll still avoid purchasing the eBook if the paperback is cheaper. Yes I have to wait a month for it to arrive but for me, paying a reduced price is worth it.
I regularly frequent Amazon, Kobo, Audible and Tantor Audio’s websites for my online book purchases. I’ll usually price check a couple of these sites to make sure that I’m getting the best deal. They all have their good points and bad so I don’t really have one go-to website. I like Amazon because of their affiliate program; I get a lot of free eBooks and sponsor giveaways thanks to the buy links on my blog. Kobo is usually the priciest option but I really like their Reading Life app so sometimes I’ll bite the bullet and pay the higher price in order to use it. Audible and Tantor are great for audiobooks and you can’t visit their sites without coming across at least one promotion.
So yeah, all this to say that I buy books online anywhere and everywhere! 🙂