This will be the first in a series of posts I’ll be writing as I research and delve into the subject of READING. I’d like to cover the how, what, when, where, why of something absolutely essential that I do every day, and I know many of you do, as well. Hey! You’re reading this right now, aren’t you? I’ll also be covering the last of the 5 Ws – Who is reading.
For so so many of us, reading is akin to breathing!
The plan is to offer interesting articles for everyone to consider, and possibly comment upon, here on my blog. But the big picture is to eventually use the research into all these articles and books on reading and how people learn to read, your comments you make on the blog (I’ll always ask your permission first before quoting you!), and thoughts I have. Then I will do further research into the topic of learning to read – eventually putting it all together into book form (likely as an eBook first).
I’m not sure whether I mentioned this before on the blog, but I had planned on focusing my efforts on Readers from here on in, rather than the writing process, editing, publishing, promoting and marketing – because there are so many bloggers and experts out there who cover these topics very well indeed. So I will instead concentrate on discovering what it is Readers like to read, where they are located (those who are reading in English, primarily) and how to find them, so that all Authors may better tailor what we create for those Readers’ benefit and how we can attract them. It’s essentially a different approach to marketing that I’m offering to explore with this focus.
So I hope you’ll come along with me for the ride as I research and write about Reading. I’m excited, because after all I am a Reader first and an author second, so I have a vested interest in both covers of a book, so to speak. I do already have a good idea of what makes me tick as a reader – what I’m attracted by and what makes me want to read a particular book. So now I’d like to discover what other Readers like to read, as well as how, when, where, why they read, and who these readers are in the first place.
Here’s an article to get the conversation started:
And, if anyone discovers any articles at all on reading that you believe will be of interest to me and to my research, please send me an email with the link (susanmtoy (at) gmail.com).
And now …