I want to like your book

No, I still haven’t completed my second draft. Shhhh. 

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Last night I finished reading Rules of Civility by the fabulously-named Amor Towles. I loved it, and I am so glad that I loved it because I love Amor Towles. I know nothing about him except this quote but that’s enough.

I read a fair number of books because I like the person who wrote them. Sometimes it’s because I’m friends with the author, so obviously I like them and buy and read their book. Sometimes, though, I get a glimmer into a person’s mind and I am excited by what I see, like with Amor Towles, or someone is simply entertaining on the internet, like Delilah Dawson or Gail Carriger. If I then check out their books and go “oh hey this sounds cool,” it’s a sale.

So. There’s a lot of debate about the usefulness of having an online platform, but if I am your target audience it totally helps. Very simply, I like supporting people I like. Make me like you, and I’ll probably buy your first book. Write a good book, and I’ll probably buy your second.

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4 thoughts on “I want to like your book

  1. A Novel Place

    I’m so excited to read this novel – it’s been on my “to-read” list since it came out and I’ll finally be reading it soon =)

  2. Thanks for pointing me in the direction of this book, how beautiful is the cover and when I clicked the link to the website, it is just gorgeous, what a nice surprise!
    And I agree, I want to like the books of people I like. Isn’t that part of the reason we are blogging in the first place? I’m finding people I like, I’m invested in their journey to publication and consequently, already part of their audience, a guaranteed sale. Here’s to hoping there’s a person or two out there that feels the same about me, and I know there are more than a few who feel the same about you.

    1. Aw, thanks. I am totally doing the blogging thing to meet new people and find discover voices. Nice to meet you!

      The book/author’s website is surprisingly kapow. I love it.

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