Kootenai River in NW Montana, near Canadian Border

Kootenai River in NW Montana, near Canadian Border
photo by Gene Tunick of Eureka, Montana

Saturday, February 4, 2012

Tip O'Day #283 - How You Choose a Book - II

How three more readers select a book.

Cindy Davis - After being an editor for so many years, I am hard to please. I choose a complicated plot--usually mystery. I enjoy unraveling plot lines.

Luna Sweete - If a book has a horrible cover or an uninteresting blurb I will not pick it up and buy it or read it. It could be the best book in the world and I would never know it.

Aleksandra Zaric - For me it’s always been the initial appeal of the front cover. If the synopsis sounds okay and it’s within the genre that I like, then I’ll buy it. The price is not really a concern. I think it’s really worthwhile for any self-published author to utilize some of the best cover designers in the industry. It is really worth the investment.

1 comment:

  1. I really try to add my flare to my covers. I notice that I go for the more color and the catchy title, then I pick up the book to read the blurb, then if I get that far and I can get past the first two pages and I am still interested-I will check the book out of the library. If I like the book, I will then buy it so I can have it for reading another time.