(Yeah, I pretty much suck at this blogging thing.)
One query in particular made the agent question whether the writer had ever actually read a book. She went on to say that she wished it was a requirement for querying writers, not only to read in their genre, but also to purchase a book every once and a while.
Writers should support the industry they wish to become a part of.
I was already doing the reading part but not so much the purchasing. So that day, I decided to commit to buying at least one book a month.
This month I bought two. And because recently, I’ve become curious about book marketing—and because I was inspired by this post on /r/YAwriter’s—I’d like to tell you why I bought them.
BUT MORE IMPORTANTLY, I’d love to know what your last book purchase was and why you bought it.
My February purchases are:
I read about this one on Goodreads last year, purchased the e-version and read it twice. Last fall, it came out in paperback (Here’s the story of the novel’s journey from self-pub to traditional-pub) and I’ve been dying to read the print copy!
I five-star love this book.
Meg Medina is a local author. I’ve been interested in this book for a while because it has elements of magical realism (which I LOVE). Last year, I attended a SCBWI event with Ms. Medina, where I bought and she signed: YAQUI DELGADO WANTS TO KICK YOUR ASS (an awesome book with a growing list of awards). Now I’m even more anxious to read this one.
Thanks so much for stopping by!