READERs HAVE PICKY TASTE
You ever sit and think about the types of books you read? I have, seriously considered it since getting in the publishing biz. However, prior to that, I just knew what I liked and didn't really stray too far from that.
Amazon even knew what I liked and would suggest other great books that fit in the genre, type, author, or storyline I tended to read.
Now even Netflix does that with movie selections. AMAZING!
EVALUATE WHAT YOU LIKE TO READ AND WHY? Ever do that?
I've nailed down what it is I like in each genre I read. So let's see, I dare you to do the same.
YOUNG ADULT BOOKS
I really like a coming of age story about a hard to like character, who grows in some major way, and who falls in love. I personally enjoy reading YA books with love interest and fiesty girls.
Action, lots of it, mixed with gore and some mystery.
I love books with the main character as a virgin. The guy has to be a rogue. I find I really dislike weak main characters that aren't in relationships becuase they can't find anyone. I like them to be popular with guys, still have a virtue, yet is just as 'gorgeous' as the leading man.
I prefer my mystery novels to have a fast paced plot, lots of action and suspense.
MY AUTHOR and PUBLISHER HAT RESPONSE TO READER's TASTE
This evaluation of type of reader selection has made me very directed in how I select reviewers of my books. Also, how to select beta readers and critique partners.
If you have a reviewer, beta reader, critique partner that doesn't like the type of character, book, setting, or genre - there is sure to be a mitchmatch in opinion and feedback.
You are rather unlikely to change a readers taste or pallet in the types of books they prefer. So don't try.
SO - WHAT DO YOU LIKE IN A GOOD BOOK?