Wednesday, February 18, 2009

I'm Asking the Questions Here

Over at Murderati, I'm asking some questions about why you buy books by new (to you) authors.Your participation is humbly requested.

http://murderati.typepad.com/murderati/2009/02/the-heretic-.html

4 comments:

Toni McGee Causey said...

Fantastic post today, Dusty. Kudos. ;)

David Terrenoire said...

Man, you rocked the house today. Everybody's chiming in on this.

What do I think sells books? Kittens. Kittens on the cover. From now on, all you'll see are kittens.

You heard it here first.

MikeTheWaiterDotCom said...

good luck with your publishing career, counselor. hope it works well for you and the family.
peace to you from Indiana,
mTw

Steve Malley said...

For some lame reason, I have trouble with Murderati's comments, so I'll answer your survey over here.

1 - trailer - no

2 - online presence - yes, quite a bit actually.

3 - appearance - yes, but it's also been known to put me off...

4 - store - yes. face-outs and other display stuff helps, as does a kick-ass title. Shotgun Opera practically begged me to pick it up!

5 - other - word of mouth, reviews, blurbs and award nominations, especially for first novels.

Really is a good damn question. Thanks!!