I am a publisher’s or marketer’s dream customer. I am one of those people who will snap up new books by certain authors without having read any reviews about their latest book, simply because I either really admire them as people, or because people I admire have recommended them, or because I have read some of their work and have enjoyed what I’ve read to date. My book buying addiction, coupled with this, has led to my bookshelves being full of way too many books I haven’t gotten around to reading yet because my favoured authors maintain a solid publishing schedule (how dare they!). Surely I’m not alone in this though; is this something you do, too?
So who is it that ‘gets’ me in an author/reader relationship sense? The following are presented in no particular order.