HOW IS YOUR LOVE OF A BOOK CAPTURED?
Reader Sending Me Love By showing off my book.
THE PHASES OF FALLING FOR A BOOK.
What is the first thing that captures your attention when you see or hear or are told about a book? Is it like dating? Don't you have a preference for the presentation of the 'first impression'?
THE COVER, THE GENRE, THE BLURB, THE FIRST PAGE, THE RECOMMENDATION?
In most cases it does depend on how and when the book is presented to you. However, I believe the first thing that captures me is....
THE GENRE (you thought I was going to say BOOK COVER right?) Well that's a TIE for #1 COVER and GENRE because I and most readers have their preference for genre and they don't veer to far off from what they are committed to liking.
After most readers have fallen for the THE GENRE and / or BOOK COVER the RECOMMENDATIONS come in to play and can OVER SHOOT the INFLUENCE of the BOOK COVER
DO YOU BELIEVE A GOOD RECOMMENDATION WILL OVER THROW a LACK of COVER LOVE?
I do, there are personal taste in color and theme that a reader has for their genre and will overlook a good book match because of that. However, if a friend or a review speaks highly of that book, they will likely bite and move on to the NEXT ELEMENT of FALLING into BOOK LOVE.
THE BACK COVER BLURB
This is getting close to clenching the heart of the reader. If the back cover blurb PERSUADES without TELLING THE ENTIRE TALE and seduces the reader further, then the reader just might, move to the FINAL STAGES of falling in love.
UNWRAPPING the FIRST PAGE
Now we are getting closer to the goal. If that book grabs the reader in the first 5 sentences, then LOVE BLOSSOMS and the reader grabs the book.
HOW DO YOU FALL IN LOVE WITH A BOOK? Even before you delve inside?