Ours is a strange and wonderful relationship. I create stories out of my imagination, and, if I do my job well, they create images in yours. That’s the primary flow of communications. I’m thrilled to death, not to mention humbled and grateful, to have readers at all. Sometimes, though I wonder about some things.
- Where did you hear about my books?
- What about the characters or the setting drew you in?
- What words do you like to see in a blurb (aka the back cover copy)?
- What draws you to a cover?
- What information do you need about a series? How do you like books in series to be connected?
- How do you find find new books to read? (What places do you look/who do you talk to/what do you consult)
- Do you read reviews?
- How can I encourage people to review my books? (readers my not care about them, but Amazon does)
- Does a contest or giveaway make you more likely to buy a book? Or does it just make you aware of an author that is new to you?
I think the most important thing an author should be doing is: write the next book. I’m going to go work on that. But first, coffee.