Tuesday, June 14, 2011
Lyn Cote Asks a Simple Question--What Makes You Buy a Book?
Lyn Cote here--I'm an author, right? And reader too. And a book buyer. Now I know why I buy a brand new book, but what makes YOU buy a book?
Publisher's Weekly (the magazine that publishers and booksellers live by) thinks it's a starred review within its book review section.
1-If you read a review of a book and it sounds good, does that lead you to buy it?
Or maybe it's the bestseller's lists like the NY Times or USA Today?
2-If you see a book on one of these lists, does that make you buy it?
3-Or a pretty cover?
4-Or reading a blog by an author and that prompts you to buy her book?
We need your input. So tell us what makes you either go to an online bookseller or a brick and mortar store and plunk down your hard-earned cash for a book.
WE REALLY WANT TO KNOW!
Today we want your input as individuals and then tomorrow we'll put up a poll on the right side of this blog and you can vote for the reasons you purchase a book.
I've given 4 reasons, what's yours? And as a thank you, I'll give one person a vintage Love Inspired of mine. So leave a comment (and your email address with dot and at) for a chance to win a book! (I decided to pull out an older title because you're probably all tired of getting my latest--but I can do that if you prefer.)
So leave a reason and invite your friends over!--Lyn