Tuesday, May 14, 2013
Inquiring minds, and all that...
So here's a question for all you readers (translation: everyone): what makes you decide to take a chance on a new author? Is it the book blurb? The cover? The phase of the moon? Some other intangible quality?
I generally pick up a book based on its cover, then read the blurb. If I'm still interested, I'll flip to a random page and read a paragraph. If I still want to read, I'll buy it.
This strategy works for physical books, but obviously with an e-book, I can't actually pick it up. I still look at the cover and read the description, but for some reason, I don't really worry about the excerpt. I think it's the allure of one-click buying that makes me skip my final step.
How do you decide?