I use a Nook HD and have the Kindle app. I love that I have the option between the two stores to buy a book at the lowest price. But having access to both stores can lead to a mistake of buying a book twice. To avoid doing this I made sure to check if I had the book in one of the versions. This step was going great until last week – I bought an eBook for an audiobook I already had! I couldn’t believe I did this. The funny thing is the title sounded familiar but they changed the book cover. I hate it when they do this lol! For books I love I do have different versions of them, for example I loved Cinder so I have the paperback, eBook and audiobook versions (because I know I will someday re-read this book). But I hate to waste money on a book I haven’t read yet. So now I do the following steps to avoid this mistake:
Do I have a Nook version? I think it is easier to search on my Nook for a book title than going on the Barnes & Noble website. On the website you won’t be told you have the book until you try to add the book to your cart. If I don’t find the title in my Nook then I move on to the next step.
Do I have a Kindle version? I love that on Amazon.com the site will tell you if you’ve purchased the eBook and the date (it surprises me sometimes to see how long ago I purchased an eBook and forgot all about it!). If I do not have a Kindle version then I move on to the next step.
Do I have an Audible version? On Amazon.com the site will tell you if you’ve purchased the audible version. Since Audible.com and Amazon.com are the same company it is so easy to visit one site to verify if you have the audiobook. This is a new step I’ll have to remember to do!!
Once I’ve purchased a book I use Goodreads to track my TBR list. This year I created a Nook, Kindle and Audiobook shelf so I’ll know where I can locate the book.
Do you have different versions of books? Either on purpose or by accident (like me lol).