Monday, 9 March 2009

Monday musings-new authors


What is your policy when it comes to new authors? Do you feel comfortable purchasing a book or do you prefer to borrow new authors from the library? How often do you 'try out' a new author?
I think I would have to say that the author is not really a consideration for me when deciding which books to buy. I have a few favourite authors but generally I read a book because it's been recommended, or simply because it looks interesting. However, I'm trying not to buy many new books at the moment so my local library is getting good custom out of me anyway! And if I buy second hand, or charity shop books I will just buy what interests me, but then I'm not spending so much money on those. I am more likely to read a book if I've already read and enjoyed a previous book by that author, but whether I buy it or read it from the library really depends on financial constraints and library availability. I'm most likely to buy a book if it's one I really want to read and the library doesn't have it, new author or not.

5 comments:

The Social Frog said...

I also don't pay a lot of attention to the author when picking a book. It is like the last thing I look at sometimes,lol.

Lisa said...

It's the story that attracts me - not the author. Many times new authors bring a fresh approach to a new subject matter that makes for a great read!

Jenners said...

I don't necessarily consider the author when choosing a new book -- the book jacket, cover or a basic "buzz" factor is enough to make me try a book. But once I find an author I like, I will seek out anything new (or old that I may have missed) by them.

zetor said...

The story is my first consideraton.

Nise' said...

I usually choose books because the story attracts me as well. I will grab a book by a favorite author regardless of the storyline and am usually satisfied.