Category Archives: Readers

What they want and how to give it to them

Sometimes I wish I was a publisher


I’ve read a few dreary books lately, of which some were on the best sellers list; one was even a Pulitzer Prize winner. Generally I read “Best Sellers” to keep in the loop and for the sake of diversity – … Continue reading

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Modes and personas


Recently I made a comment on a published author’s website. The next day I received an emailed response from the author’s personal assistant. It was a nice gesture, but frankly a little underwhelming. Readers are not passive viewers of your … Continue reading

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10 things readers have in common


This morning I was reading a review of The book thief (Markus Zukas). The reviewer read the book based on recommendations from his friends who all said they loved it. Unfortunately the reviewer could find no reason to keep reading … Continue reading

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