As a Sci-Fi/Fantasy writer, I would love to know what makes you want to buy and read fiction? I read that publishers don’t always like to take the risk of fiction because there will always be writers who write about guaranteed money makers such as celebrities.
I don’t want to be that kind of writer. I love reading and writing fantasy, and I think that, if done correctly, fiction can generate just as much money as a book about what Lady Gaga wore to bed last night.
I’ll be the first to admit that I judge a book by its cover. If I’m not hooked byba good cover, there had better be a very good name for me to even pick it up. Next, I like books with a loy of action. Not necessarily plot driven, though. I like good, strong characters to help push the plot along. And if you really want me to buy a Fantasy book, it’d better have dragons. But that’s just out of personal preference.
So, my question to you, the reader and consumer, what makes you want to buy and read fiction? What is that driving point that really hits home and makes you want to buy it? And lastly, how do you like it marketed to you? Obviously nobody likes to be spammed, and I’ll admit that I’m a little afraid to advertise my books on social networks out of fear that they will think I’m just spamming them. But what ways do you like to find out about a book?