In anticipation of the release of Witch Blood on March 4th, I’ve sent out something like 13, 000 book marks to various bookstores, mostly in the U.S. and Australia. It’s my hope that people will pick up one of them, decide the book sounds good and buy it. I’ve bought books in my life that way. That was back when I used to peruse the bookstores in search of fodder for my TBR pile.
These days, since I live far from any bookstore, I mostly decide what to buy through word-of-mouth on the Internet, or by looking at the coming soon lists at Amazon.com (the store where I mostly buy my books).
So, tell me, how do you buy books?
Are you a reader of reviews and decide what you’ll buy from those?
Do you listen to other reader recommendations?
Do you stick pretty much to a set author’s release schedule or branch out and try new authors?
Do you browse the bookstore shelves?
Do you browse the coming soon lists at online book retailers?
Or some combination of the above?
I’d love to know. How to do you decide what books to buy?
The winner from last week’s contest is….PamK!! Congrats, Pam! Can you please drop me an email at anyabast (at) yahoo.com with your mailing address?