Thursday, May 26th 2011:
QUESTION: Put on your reader’s hat. When shopping for a book, what do you look at to help you make a decision whether or not to purchase? How important is the cover art compared to the blurb?
Question provided by affiliate author Ginger Simpson
When I go to buy a book the names of my favorite authors are uppermost in my mind. I want as many of the new books by these authors as are available and as I have money to pay for them. If no new books are out by my favorite authors, I look first at the mystery section to see what’s available by authors I have already read and have a sense of what to expect. Once I have a book in my hand I read the blurb. Too many times I’ve looked, and still do, at the cover, and it doesn’t really help me make up my mind on whether to buy or not. Craziest thing I do when visiting a book store is that I’m always looking at James Patterson’s books and yet I never buy them and I have no idea why I don’t. But one of these days…