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.