This is a serious question I would like all Readers to consider … Where do you find information about books and authors?
Whose advice do you listen to when deciding which book to read next? Friends? Family? Authors?
Do you belong to Goodreads and discover books there? (Or any other reading site.)
Do you read newspaper or magazine reviews (either in print or online) and discover new authors or find new books that favourite authors are publishing?
Do you listen to a book program on radio or via podcast?
Do you belong to a book club and stick to the recommended list of books the members discuss?
Do you ask your local librarian or bookseller for recommendations? Or do you just browse the shelves at a library or bookstore and hope for inspiration?
I would really like to know. This is not a scientific suvey I’m conducting here, but I hope that Readers will tell me how they go about deciding what to read, because the way we discover information about books is so unique and personal and I’m genuinely interested in how you do this. I, for instance, find my reading material in completely different ways than those I’ve listed above. But then that’s because I’ve been in the book biz all my life and I may read certain books for different reasons than most of you out there. That’s just me, though.
Please, take a moment and write a comment below. Or share this blog post on Facebook or Twitter and mention your method of choosing there. Let’s get a conversation going here, because I do believe this is valuable information to anyone who writes and reads.