There are so many authors out there and it is so easy to fall into the trap of only buying the familiar. Now, I can’t speak about everyone else, but there are a few things that will get me to try a new author…. Bloggers, feel free to add yours at the bottom 🙂
Reviews from People I trust
There are many, many things I hate about Good-Reads (an endless list revolving around paid advertising and amazon links up) but the compare similar book button is amazing. It allows me to find reviewers to follow quickly who have similar tastes and try out some of their favourite reads. I have the same method on twitter. If you rave about the books I love and hate the things that I hate, we’re going to be book twins 🙂
Authors I’ve found this way are Lisa Kleypas, Lauren Dane & Ilona Andrews.
I’m a SUCKER for a cover. Give me abs, bold colors and steamy cinches. Don’t give me crap photo-shopping, weird fonts and a knock-off of somebody else’s idea.
Really, this is the ONLY reason I started the Jaci Burton series but I’m still in …. 🙂
Bloggers live tweeting the book
There are some things I cannot resist and, if they are mentioned in a live tweet, I’ll end up buying the book! I’ve bought umpteen books from JenniferRNN and The_Book_Queen due to their twitter feeds…. some authors don’t like it but I can’t see the harm in the publicity!
The list is endless for authors I’ve discovered this way …
A well written blurb will sell a book to me. True, one of the above has usually brought it to my attention (maybe the cover), but it’s the blurb that will make me click the one-click button. Please proof the blurb … if there are typo’s in the blurb then I don’t trust the quality of the book.
Honestly, I love a hate review. If it’s long, ranty and full of random GIF’s, I’ll buy the book. Of course, if the review is ranty because the book is full of crap grammar and a abusive hero, I won’t be reading but there are some books you just *have* to read.
So, what makes you try a new author?