But that means I can be here with you!
Here are the results of our poll about Why You Buy a Book:
52 people voted.
1-Positive review-- 21 votes or 40%
2-Bestseller's List 5 votes or 9%
3-Attractive Cover 30 votes or 57%
4-Blog about Books 18 votes or 34%
5-Back Cover Blurb 35 votes or 67%
6-First Few Pages 16 votes or 30%
7-Subject Matter 26 votes or 50%
8-Part of a series 20 votes or 38%
9-Friend's recommendation 22 votes or 47%
10-Info from Publisher 4 votes or 7%
11-Some Stories Speak to me 13 votes or 25%
With on 52 votes, this less than random sampling (You need over 200 to qualify for that--I took statistics in college and that is the ONLY THING I RECALL).
However it looks like
Attractive Cover 57%
Back Cover Blurb 67%
Subject Matter 50%
Friend's recommendation 47%
were the most popular reasons for buying a book--in this poll.
Being human however, we left off one other MAIN REASON A READER MIGHT BUY A BOOK--The Author!
You would think that authors wouldn't forget that one. (Hanging our heads in shame.)
So the big questions today are:
1-Do you have a list of authors who you keep on your "to buy" list?
2-And if so, who are a few of those authors?
We won't be insulted if you mention other authors, who aren't part of this blog. So get real. And spill your list of authors you can't resist!
I'll go first: Kathy Herman and Jan Karon and Diane Mott Davidson. Surprised?
BTW, here's a note from our dear, Elnora!
"Ask Elnora--About Romance Readers????Lenora Worth
Hello, my lovelies. I'm off to New York City to attend the RWA conference, but while I'm gone our own Lyn Cote is going to talk to everyone about a recent poll she conducted regarding what our readers really want. Lyn will explain it much better, I'm sure. Try to behave while I'm gone. P. S. I managed to pack eight pairs of shoes!!!