But Emmmmm…there are so many good books and I can’t afford them all!
We all have the one-click disease. We see 10 awesome books that just released and we send them directly to our Kindles. Then we are off budget and can’t fill our gas tanks. I have driven around with 1/4 tank of gas way too many times. Here’s how I got control of my one-click-itis:
1. Set a budget. This is obvious, but we don’t always do it. We are going to buy books, just like we are going to buy shampoo–because we need it! You add shampoo to your budget. Why not books?
2. Create an Amazon Wish List. I have a friend who is on a strict budget and she uses this as a way to remember all those great books she wanted but couldn’t afford at that moment. Later she can shop from the books she’s already selected.
3. Enter contests. We authors want to give you books and gift cards and so much more! If only 2 people comment on a blog post to win my book, I feel unloved. Don’t let me feel unloved, friends. Enter to win. Sometimes you only need to comment. That can be one word: Thanks!
The more contests you enter, the more chances you have to win. I know people who have won Kindle Fires and $100 Amazon gift cards. This contest entry shit is real, folks.
How do you keep from overspending on the books you crave? Share your solutions!