From eBook to Print by Jessica E. Subject & Giveaway!!

Please welcome Jessica Subject to my blog.

Jessica is also giving away an Amazon Gift Certificate

(contest details below)

Please join me in congratulating, Jessica on her new release, THE ZURIAN CHILD as she shares her journey from e-book to print, the blurb and an excerpt from The Zurian Child.

Jessica Subject:

Ever since I received my first e-reader (a Kobo) for Mother’s Day 2010, I’ve been devouring eBooks like crazy, buying and reading more than I ever have each year.


Because I can access them so much easier. All I have to do it hop on my computer (too dangerous for me to buy on e-reader – don’t want to start that yet), and find the book I’m looking for in one of many eBook retailers that I purchase from, pay for it, and I’ve got a new book to read. I don’t have to drive anywhere, and hope the book store had the one I’m looking for. I don’t have to order it and wait for the book to arrive. An eBook is there, instantly.

All of my stories are published in eBook format as well, so of course, I like to support my fellow eBook authors, including Selena Robins. (If you haven’t read What a Girl Wants yet, what are you waiting for? It rocks!)

Now though, I have my first print book. The Zurian Child released October 18 in print.

Oh my gosh! Yes, I read more eBooks than anything, but there is something special about holding a print copy of my book in my hands.


Well, on my e-reader, I not only have all of my eBooks along with hundreds of others, but I also use it to check my email, the weather and more. A print book is just that, my book and nothing else. No other distractions.

The Zurian Child Blurb:

Lindsay Beckett longed to be reunited with her first love, Quinn Montgomery, until she learns what sent him fleeing from her in the first place. He’s an alien, a Hemera. As if that wasn’t enough to ruin her dreams of a perfect life, when their child is born, they discover she fulfills a prophesy. Lindsay wants to ignore it, until her husband is murdered and suddenly believing becomes a matter of survival.

Lindsay and her young daughter are forced to rely on another Hemera, her husband’s partner and best friend, Bryce Beuermann as more and more of the Hemera are slaughtered. Bryce will do anything to help his best friend’s widow–including suppressing his own deep feelings for her.

The Zurian Child excerpt – PG-13

When Bryce and Lorne removed their socks and set their feet on the coffee table, she flushed. She’d had many opportunities over the summer to look at his feet, particularly when he wore only his swim trunks. But she’d kept her distance, catching only the occasional glimpse of his broad, bare chest or other parts of his body, wondering if they matched what she’d seen in her visions.

Both Bryce and Lorne’s toes remained held apart by skin, noticeable skin. Unlike the translucent and pliable tissue which formed between her own toes, theirs appeared thicker, widening the total width of the front of their feet.

“We are not from around here,” Lorne said. He removed his feet from the table and brushed them across the plush carpet. “Your mother, Quinn, and your father, Lindsay, as well as Bryce and I, are from another planet located twenty light years from Earth.”

She turned to her husband, waiting for his reaction. They were his guests telling the ridiculous story. If they were friends of hers, she would have told them to leave.

Quinn only raised his eyebrows. She couldn’t read his expression as he stared at Bryce. “This is not the time to be discussing this. We’ve just returned from out holidays, our honeymoon at that.”

“No, this is the time. We should have talked about this long ago.”

Her gaze shifted between the two of them. This has to be some kind of gag, but this is more likely to come from Michael and Francis, not Bryce, not based on anything Quinn had ever said about him. The punch line didn’t come and Quinn gripped her hand tighter. This is no joke.

Maintaining his dry expression, Bryce continued. “I’ve known all along. I remember my trip to Earth and being placed with the Beuermanns. I don’t remember my parents though.” His chin fell to his chest. “It’s not easy living with a secret like this. I figured my best friend should know.”

Bryce told what he believed to be the truth, but despite her belief in aliens, she refused to accept anyone in the room came from anywhere but Earth.

“I’m sorry, Lindsay.” Quinn refused to look at her, but maintained his hold on her hand.

She’d never felt more uncomfortable than this moment. What did Quinn believe? That he’s an alien?

About Jessica Subject:

Jessica Subject started writing to encourage her daughter to read. Now she writes to keep herself grounded. Although she reads many genres, she enjoys writing Science Fiction Romance the most and believes everyone in the universe deserves a happily ever after. She lives Southwestern Ontario, Canada with her husband and two kids and loves to hear from anyone who has enjoyed her stories.

Buy Links:

Silver Publishing (ebook/print) / Amazon / Barnes & Noble / All Romance / more


So, tell me, do you prefer eBooks or print books, and why? Leave a comment for your chance to WIN a $5 gift certificate. Winner will be chosen … Good luck!

74 responses to “From eBook to Print by Jessica E. Subject & Giveaway!!”

  1. Good Morning Selena and nice to meet you Jessica. It’s 12:05 here in N.C. So I guess it’s morning!!
    Your book sounds fascinating Jessica, and the trailer is wonderful. The music is haunting!
    As far as e-book or print. I love the ease of clicking on a picture, and there’s my book. But I really enjoy keeping print books of my favorite authors. Especially signed copies. I guess that’s not much of an answer, bit it’s mine. :). I will be adding The Zurian Child to my TBR. The cover is beautiful!!!

    1. Thanks for stopping by, Pat. This cover is nice, it’s my favorite color. 🙂

  2. Hi, Jessica (and Selena)!
    I like that ebooks take up way less physical space but I LOVE print books. Part of the enjoyment of reading is holding the actual book and being able to flip through/ bookmark multiple pages as often and whenever I want while I’m reading , not having to charge/recharge in order to read, and the three-dimensionality of the book itself. Also, I’m in front of a computer most of the day at work and I find that my eyes get more tired constantly reading a screen.
    Of course, it could be the smell of books…JK Rowling said she read somewhere that studies show that the smell of books is addicting 🙂
    Congrats on your new release! It sounds like a great read…love the blurb and excerpt!

    1. Hi, Pc, thanks for stopping by. I think JK is correct, but I think even with a Kindle my addiction grows daily.

  3. Congrats on the book! I enjoyed the excerpt. I like ebooks because you can buy and read it right away, but also like the ease of reading print books.


    1. Hi, bn, thanks for stopping by with your thoughts.

  4. I love the excerpt and the book cover. I have never read of book of this type and look forward to reading this one.

    1. Thank you, Yvette! I hope you enjoy it! 🙂

      1. Jessica,

        Just discovered your novel on Selena’s site. I am absolutely blown away by your trailer. Totally professional! The concept of The Zurian Child is light years away from my two YA novels waiting patiently in the wings for a publisher. I am adding Zurian Child to my TBR list.

  5. I’m still old school. It seems to me that an electronic device wouldn’t take the “abuse” that books sometimes endure. Maybe one of these days I’ll move into the 21st century! 😉 Thanks for sharing Selena & Jessica!
    Robin in NC
    RW620 AT aol DOT com

    1. Hi, RW, thanks for supporting the blog and visiting. It took me awhile to move to an e-reader, and once I did, I surprised myself at how much I love it.

  6. I like both!! The ebook is easier for me to take to all the wonderful kid practices that I attend and I get the instant gratification of buying and dowloading. However, I love the smell and feel of a print book. Sometimes I even like the attention that the print book brings when someone asks, “What are you reading?” I love to pimp a good book.
    bournmelissa at hotmail dot com

    1. Yes, both of those are great reasons for reading in each format. I do have many more eBooks, but only due to convenience. Still love print books. Thanks, Mel! 🙂

    2. Hi, Mel, thanks for dropping by. Authors love book pimpers, so keep on pimping. 🙂

  7. Thank you so much, Selena, for having me on your blog today! It’s always a pleasure to come and visit!

    Pat – Thank you so very much! The trailer I created myself, and the cover was designed by Reese Dante. And I too enjoy signed copies. Always seems to make the book more enjoyable. But eBooks can be signed too through Kindlegraph. 🙂

    PC – I can bookmark and highlight with my ereader, the same as any book. And I don’t have a problem with the screen. Tough I won’t read on my computer itself. But the constant charging required is a pain. And I won’t tell you what the smell of books at a library does to me. LOL Thanks so much! 🙂

    bn100 – Thank you!! Yes, they both have their conveniences. That’s why I still read both. 🙂

    Robin – No, they can’t handle as much abuse as a paperback, so that’s why I bought a case for my ereader. LOL But books are great, no matter which platform you read them. Thanks! 🙂

  8. Hi Jessica and Selena! I like the convenience and ease of buying ebooks and that is mostly what I read these days. But there is something about holding a print book in my hands that I absolutely love! I can look at the cover as often as I want and flip around from page to page without losing my place. Print books also remind me of my youth when I would come out of the library so excited to read the stack of books I just checked out!! In truth, I guess I do prefer print books over ebooks =).

    1. Both are very true! Now, I go to the library with my kids, as my TBR pile is so huge, and I’d feel bad getting a book out when I already have so many on my ereader. But kids love picking out their own books. 🙂

    2. Hi, Scarlet, thanks for dropping by and commenting.

      I think most book lovers still love their print books and it is a transition, there are great reasons to have both and so happy we do have the choice these days.

  9. I prefer e books because it easier. I take my kindle everywhere with me. Its lighter than a book and I only have to use one hand. No having to prop the pages open if my hands are busy., I can lay it down. Mine is just a reader. Its the best gift I’ve ever been given.

    1. Hey Petula! Yes, I was given my first eReader as a gift, too. I asked for one because many of my author friends had their books published in e-format only and I really wanted to read them. Now, I have a tablet (also a gift and eReader went to daughter) where I can read eBooks from multiple retailers, including Amazon and Kobo. They are great! 🙂

    2. Hi, Petula, thanks for stopping by. I started with a Kobo and then got a Kindle. It fits in my hand bag perfectly.

  10. Congrats on the print edition! (Maybe this isn’t the best time to say I am now an ebook fan all the way! Best wishes on the new edition!

    1. LOL Taryn! I love eBooks, too. But I do have my fair share of print books on my book shelves. 🙂

    2. Hi, Taryn, thanks for supporting the blog post.

  11. Print books are part of the whole reading experience. I don’t get the same buzz holding my Kindle.

    1. You’re right. They are a totally different reading experience. 🙂 Thanks Mary!

  12. I like both, but for taking places with me I prefer my e-reader because I can take more than one book at a time, so e-books win over all 😀

    1. Yes, I do love being able to take a multitude of books with me that only takes up the space of one print book. Thanks! 🙂

    2. Hi, Feline, thanks for stopping by.

  13. I like print books. I like to hold a book in my hand and put it in my bookcase when I’m finished reading it. I don’t have to worry about the battery going flat. I think I’m just old

    1. I’ll tell you, it is a pain when the battery goes dead while you’re in the middle of reading. It’s nice that we do have a variety of formats to read books in. 🙂 Thank you, Rita!

    2. Hi, Rita, thanks for stopping by and commenting. Yeah, battery going dead is a real pain, I try to ensure that doesn’t happen and try to keep ahead of it going dead.

  14. I prefer ebooks. When ereaders first came out I didn’t think I would be able to give up paper books but I quickly changed my mind when I received an ereader as a gift. Ebooks take up no storage space and I don’t have to carry a bulky book in my purse. Also, with some of the books I read, I like the fact that no one can see the cover art, which can be a dead giveaway to the type of book I am reading 😉
    Thanks for the giveaway!

    1. LOL Cat. Yes, there are some books I read, that I don’t want my kids or anyone else to see the cover of. EBooks are excellent for that reason. Thanks so much! 🙂

  15. I like both. Ebooks are easier because they take up less space and I can just download it and start reading right away. But sometimes I like a print book especially if it’s a great read and i can get it signed. Thanks for the giveaway.

    1. Both great reasons, Vanessa! And why I still enjoy both. 🙂

    2. Hi, Vanessa, thanks for stopping by.

  16. For me, it depends on the subject. I’ve tried cooking from recipes on a Kindle, and it just doesn’t work for me. I like art and photography books in print, too. On the other hand, I appreciate the e-reader lessening the pile of fiction in the house…

    1. I’ve never tried to cook from a recipe on my ereader. If I find them on the computer, I print them out. I’m very messy when I cook. LOL Thanks! 🙂

    2. Hi, Trix, I usually print out recipes from my computer, I haven’t tried looking at recipes from my e-reader. Less equipment in the kitchen, safer for a klutz like me. LOL

  17. Hi Jessica. Congrats on your book. I’ve been such an avid reader for more than 30yrs that I always had at least 5 large boxes of books. I found ebooks back in 2001. Now my house has more room for storage. That’s a great thing too because I have over 1000 ebooks on my Kindle. Lol. I do have some paperbacks that I’ve saved or had signed. It’s still nice to actually hold a book every now and then. Sorry I got carried away with my answer. I like ebooks best because it’s easier to get them and their CHEAPER.


    1. Thanks so much, Chris! I had so many books, but I’ve been donating them to the local library and school libraries. Not only do they use them on their shelves, but also for a yearly fundraiser. Whoa! I thought I was bad with over 400 eBooks. We’d better both get reading. LOL

    2. Hi, Chris, thanks for stopping by.

  18. I prefer print books. There is something about holding the book that is more personal to me than holding a kindle. Although, the kindle is nice because you can take more books with you

    1. Very true for both. And sometimes I’ll have an eBook and a print book on the go at the same time, depending on where I’m reading them. 🙂 Both work when I’m on the health walker though. LOL

    2. Hi, tore, thanks for stopping by.

  19. I do like holding a book but my ebooks readers are great. They are easy for traveling.

    1. Hi, Debra, thanks for stopping by.

  20. I just started voraciously reading ebooks this summer just using an app for my PC. Having my own e-reader is not a good idea for me because clicking the buy button is so easy. I prefer print books from my favorite authors.

    1. Hi, Jan, thanks for stopping by.

  21. I’ve also loved paperback books, way back I used to love hardcover as well and I have quite a collection of books, that I am hanging on to, even though I know I have to donate some of them to the library. When I got my first e-reader a couple of years ago, I didn’t think I’d become addicted to it as much as I am. I take it everywhere with me, and it comes in handy when I’m waiting around at appointments or even in grocery store line-ups.

    It also saves a lot of room in our luggage while we travel. I buy both, but these days, the convenience of buying directly from my Kindle has me even more addicted. LOL Hey, it could be worse, we could be addicted to something that isn’t as healthy.

    I love that a lot of books come in both formats.

    Great blog post, Jessica and wonderful discussion from all the comments.

    1. Oh, I know, Selena. EBooks are just too easy and convenient to buy now. LOL And there are SO many FREE eBooks on Amazon all the time. Yes, a book addiction isn’t harmful to our health. Maybe our bank account though. LOL

      Thanks again for having me! I always love visiting your blog and can’t wait for you to come and visit me. 😉

  22. I love to curl up with my print book when I am at home, but when out and about or traveling my kindle is my best friend.It is amazing to be able to have your own traveling library ,or to download books when you are away from home.

    1. Yes, ereaders are very convenient, Ann. Almost too convenient. LOL Thanks!

    2. Hi, Ann, thanks for stopping by. I like your expression, traveling library, that’s exactly what my Kindle is.

  23. Jessica, thanks for the wonderful blog post and great discussion you kickstarted.

    To all the wonderful people who stopped by and shared their thoughts and supported the blog, I’m grateful for you all.

    Jessica held the draw and the winner for this blog is: Pat F. Jessica will be contacting you with details to pick up your prize.

    I have more guest authors coming on and more giveaways. Stay tuned and hope you come back to visit.

    Thanks again, everyone.

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  25. Hi, Jessica! One reason for prefering print over digital
    is that I have bad wrists. Most of my books are lighter
    than my Kindle and are less hurtful to my wrists.

    Pat C.

    1. Pat, I can completely understand that. Though I’ve held some very heavy fiction books over the years. 🙂 And I also find they are making e-readers lighter and easier to turn the pages. 🙂

      All the best!

  26. I prefer print books, but I have an idea I am going to like e-books just as well…my son just gave me a Nook!

    1. I used to be die-hard paperback reader, converted from hard core and never thought I would love my e-reader as much as I do.

      Thanks for stopping by, Patsy and sharing your thoughts.

    2. Oh, congrats, Patsy! I’m sure you’ll love your Nook. It took me a couple months to get used to my ereader, but now I read mostly all ebooks. Though I’m reading a print book right now that an author sent to me. 🙂

  27. I read both but primarily ebooks .Once I read one I was hooked on the fact that it didnt take up room in my house like peaperbacks and the best thing of all about ebooks is that if I hear about a book and I want it I can download it then and there no having to go to the store or wait on shipping that rocks.

    1. Hi, Wanda, thanks for dropping by and sharing your thoughts. E-reading and shopping online for books is so easy and addictive. 🙂

    2. LOL. Yes, Wanda. My husband likes the fact that ebooks take up less room. My new bookshelf that he built for my office is already full, and he refuses to build another. 🙂 Thank you! 🙂

  28. I prefer my E-Books. I can read in the dark and I can make the print large enough that i can remove my glasses!

    1. Yes, Katie! Those are two definite pluses to an e-reader. 🙂 Thank you!

  29. I’m an eBook junkie. I love that I can carry thousands of books around and they don’t break my back. I love the ease of being able to switch genres with a simply tap of my fingers.

    1. Hi, Carl, thanks for visiting the blog and sharing your thoughts. That tapping finger lured me into e-books as well.

    2. LOL Yes, Carla. That ease of purchasing is sometimes not a good thing. Hehe. Thank you! 🙂

  30. I’m a holdout for paperback books! I have approximately 950 PB on my TBR shelves so is it any wonder I like the feel of that book in my hand? That said, I did break down and purchase a Kindle Fire just after the first of this year. And I love it! I am actually becoming an ebook convert! SMBSLT!

  31. I prefer e-books because I live in a small town and I can get ebooks much faster!

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