Print Books or Ebooks? Whatever You Prefer, For All Harlequin Series Titles + Giveaway

The debate between ebooks and print books has been up for discussion since ebooks first surfaced. There are pros and cons to both, but it really depends on your preference. We’ve listed a few of our top reasons for loving each book format. And we have good newsALL Harlequin series titles are now available in both print and ebook!

Print books are now available online at Amazon and Barnes & Noble (plus Harlequin.com) for Harlequin Superromance, Harlequin Heartwarming, Harlequin Medical Romance, Harlequin Nocturne and all Harlequin Historicals.

Ebook Pros:

  • Convenience and storage: ebooks are ideal for when you go on vacation or are away from home for an extended period of time because you can load up on as many books as you’d like, and it won’t take up your whole suitcase!
  • Font size: you can adjust the font size to whatever size you’d likewhether you prefer larger words so it is easier to read, or smaller words so you don’t have to turn the page as oftenthe choice is yours!
  • Reading in the dark: no more trying to read in the dark and straining your eyes so you don’t disturb those sleeping.
  • All books are the same weight: if you are reading a massive book you can hold it in your hands without straining your arms.

 

Print Book Pros:

  • It’s easy to share the love: when you read an amazing book that you can’t wait to share with friends and family, you can just hand them a copy while you anxiously wait for them to read it, too, so you can discuss the plot.
  • No need for batteries: even if you’re stranded in the desert you know you will be able to read your book and not have to worry about the battery ever running out.
  • Page flipping: you can go easily go back and check on parts you’ve already read when something pops up in the story.
  • Bathtub reading: those nights you just want to soak in a nice warm tub and read a book, not a problem! Your pages might get a bit wet, but they’ll dry out!

 

Resorting to the Truth by Lisa Dyson (Harlequin Superromance)

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Captivating the Witch by Michele Hauf (Harlequin Nocturne)

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A Boy to Remember by Cynthia Thomason (Harlequin Heartwarming)

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One Night with the Viking by Harper St. George (Harlequin Historical)

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A Daddy for Baby Zoe? by Fiona Lowe (Harlequin Medical Romance)

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Contest: To celebrate the expanded availability of Harlequin series, we are giving one lucky reader a chance to win one print book from each of the Harlequin series listed above! To enter to win a 5 book set, leave a comment below telling us which format you prefer to read and why: print or ebooks?

Rules: Open to residents of the US and Canada, excluding Quebec. Contest closes January 31, at 11:59 p.m. ET.  One (1) winner will be selected from all eligible comments and announced here on or around February 1. Books included in prize pack may differ from the titles pictured. For full official rules, click here.

UPDATE: The contest is now closed and the lucky winner by random draw is… Patricia Hawes! Please check your email for a message from Amy regarding your prize.

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Comments ( 124 )
  1. Cynthia Herron
    January 27, 2016 at 11:15 am
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    I’m a Team Print gal! Because I work all day on the computer, I relish the print option of my fave reads because it gives my eyes a break.

  2. D.A.R.
    January 27, 2016 at 5:29 pm
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    I prefer Print books because I like holding an actual book and turning the pages. But I also enjoy reading a Harlequin book on my e-reader or on my cell phone. Sometimes I am reading 3 different books in each book format all at the same time. I usually read a book on my e-reader during lunch or when I am at the Park or traveling. A Print and/or e-reader book at home and a book on my Cell when I am traveling or killing time waiting for band to play at the Record store. I just love to read so reading a book in any format makes me Happy!

  3. Amy Clark
    January 27, 2016 at 5:59 pm
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    I prefer print books. I guess I am old-school that way. I like the feel of the paper and the smell of the ink. I also like that it is easier to see the progress I have made.

  4. Patricia Hawes
    January 27, 2016 at 11:04 pm
    Reply

    I prefer print books. Can’t afford an E-reader.

  5. VH
    January 28, 2016 at 6:22 am
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    I always thought I’d rather read a print book, but I’ve recently started reading books and I’m starting to like them more and more. Seems like it’s easier to read them anytime and anywhere.

  6. VH
    January 28, 2016 at 6:24 am
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    Sorry, meant to say ebooks, but autocorrect got me again.

  7. Denise H
    January 28, 2016 at 8:13 am
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    I used to only love print books but I had to stop reading for a couple of years because my hands cannot hold a print book open. Once I got an ereader that can sit on something else if my RA hands are bad, I was back to reading 150-200 books a year. Plus there’s a storage issue and cost issue, I couldn’t possible store print editions of the eBooks I’ve read. When I don’t have the money to purchase new books, I can take books out on my ereader from my own home in PJs no matter the time of day. Definitely ebooks for me!

  8. Marcelle Cole
    January 28, 2016 at 10:46 am
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    this one is a toss up, I love my kindle and can’t imagine not having one, this is my 4th, but the smell and texture of print books speak to me on an emotional level almost like a comfort food.
    Also authors offer better prices on e-books generally, single mom here, as well as offering some free for limited time.
    If I MUST choose, just based o budget it would have to be e-books.

  9. Kathy
    January 28, 2016 at 11:28 am
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    When at home I love print books but when I’m out I enjoy the option of having the ebooks on my smart phone so no matter where I am I have something to read!

  10. johnna smith
    January 28, 2016 at 12:36 pm
    Reply

    love the print books….the touch, the smell, the ability to pick it up at anytime and just open to read

  11. Raeleen Matthews
    January 28, 2016 at 5:22 pm
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    I prefer print books, but since I have a tablet I am starting to like ebooks. I have to have large print books now. I just love all of your books. I am a Senior citizen.

  12. Barbara
    January 28, 2016 at 6:48 pm
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    I love print books! The covers,touch,feel and smell of them!

  13. Diana
    January 28, 2016 at 9:22 pm
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    Though I love the feel and smell of a print book, I have to admit I love my Kindle and ebooks. I do the majority of my reading in the evening, and I enjoy the convenience (and laziness) of reading in bed until I can’t keep my eyes open and closing the Kindle. I don’t wake up hours later in the middle of the night disturbed by the glaring light of the lamp still on – and then waking up by the time I sit up to turn it off!

  14. Terri Chlapek
    January 29, 2016 at 5:13 pm
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    I prefer ebooks. I have trouble holding books for very long.

  15. Kristen
    January 29, 2016 at 6:50 pm
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    I normally would say that I prefer print books, but I had sooooo many that my husband made me get rid of them. I now have two Kindles (one is a Paperwhite and one is a Fire) and I much prefer to house all my books electronically since they take up less room. Seriously, I had overflowing shelves of books and now I just have my two Kindles.

  16. Judith
    January 29, 2016 at 9:30 pm
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    I prefer print books because I don’t have to log in and is faster. I like to hold a book and take it everywhere.

  17. Joann Downie
    January 30, 2016 at 9:47 pm
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    I much prefer print books, I love holding them and the smell of a freshly printed book!!

  18. Dawn Williamson
    January 30, 2016 at 9:57 pm
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    I love books in both formats but if I have to choose one I would say print. Not taking my e-reader into the tub with me and my bubbles lol

  19. Rita Navarre
    January 31, 2016 at 8:18 pm
    Reply

    I enjoy both!

  20. Linda Moffitt
    February 1, 2016 at 11:33 am
    Reply

    I Love Print Books But I prefer having my kindle fire read books to me

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