Today, I want to talk about why I try new to me authors.
Every week, there are so many new books out and pretty much every week I buy new books. I don’t only buy books from authors that I love (although that is a high percentage of my new purchases) so what else do I look at before I buy a book? It kinda goes in this order..
This is mainly reviews of people I trust. They don’t even have to have the same taste in books as me because I just know how their taste correlates to mine. Twitter and GR are the places I go to look for reviews of books that have caught my eye.
I know the old saying is “never judge a book by a cover”, but I do. For me, the cover is an advert for the book so if there is no effort in the cover (bad spelling, dodgy photoshopping etc…) I don’t assume there is any effort in the book and I won’t read it. I look for the pretty ones….
Money is precious for all of us so the price is something we all look at. I don’t only buy 99P books but I won’t be charged a ridiculous amount for books either. If it’s over £9, I probably won’t be buying it. If it’s £5 for 100 pages, I won’t be buying that either. I want value for money in my books – let’s be honest, there are other books I can spend my money on.
A well-written blurb can have me hitting the one-click button. A badly written/formatted blurb will stop me buying. Everything on the cover is an advert for the book and the authors writing style; I can tell a lot from a blurb.
What makes you One-Click?