A couple of things occurred to me after posting my blog yesterday: the first is that I have no idea where I am going with this; and, the second, that if I don’t start getting strict with myself, I will (because I run my own business from home) get too distracted from work, therefore having no money to buy any books. Not really an option for me given my reading addiction 🙂
So, what to do…
I think that I will (try!) to post blogs Fri to Sun with a ‘Thought for the Week’ or something similar on Monday. As to what I will say in the blogs themselves… no idea… probably continuing my pontificating (ie ranting) re: all things books, probably sharing with everyone my top 5’s all things books, etc, etc.
Here it is then – my first ‘Thought for the Week’ (da di da dum… daahhh!) –
I think that someone (not me – I am an ‘ideas kinda girl’ – translation from Australian coloquialism = ‘lazy shit’) should do a survey about at what stage is it acceptable to let readers know when a new book is coming out:
(a) one year
(b) one month
(c) one week
(d) one day
(e) never ever – just give readers hints about WIPs and then surprise them with the exciting news that the book is being released that day – instant fan squees
FYI – This has absolutely nothing to do with the fact that many readers found out about a month ago that the second book in a certain sci fi regency m/m series was coming out in November, and when double-checked this morning – because, yay, Nov is coming up super quick – it is not coming out until the 2nd week of Nov. NOOOOOOOOOO!
Seriously, it’s not about this or about some people just being impatient bitches.
I really think both publishers and authors would find this kind of feedback useful… really I do…
… well, it will wile away the time at the very least…
I am inclined to agree with you. However sometimes the wait is really the best part of a book. Sounds a bit weird, I know BUT if you are anxiously waiting for a book from one of your fav authors, and you read it when it eventually does arrive, only to find it isn’t as good as you hoped. What do you do?
True. I’m sure that many readers have egs of long-awaited books that, when read, leave them feeling a bit let down. I’m beginning to think that my (normal) impatience has been exacerbated by the instant availability of ebooks… not that I am complaining about this mind you:)