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…