So that headline is my rather lame attempt to be fancy/funny/irreverent concerning this week’s question from episode 19 0f The Big Gay Fiction Podcast, “Does who publishes a book affect your purchase decision?”
Generally, as a reader and avid book purchaser, the publisher of a book is pretty low on my list when I’m making my decision on wether or not to buy a specific title. The marketing stuff (cover, blurb) gets my attention first, and if I already know and like the author I’ll definitely give their newest title a looky-loo. Price is my final consideration before making my choice. If I’m on the fence about any of the above criteria, then the publisher and my experience with the quality of their past titles can play a factor.
How about you? Do you really care who publishes your favorite books? Does who publishes a book affect your purchase decision?
You can answer this question in the comments section on the episode 19 page at Big Gay Fiction Podcast.
In episode 18 of The Big Gay Fiction Podcast, author and publisher J.M. Snyder asked, “What’s your favorite read outside the m/m genre?”
Aside from reading contemporary gay romance and writing related non-fiction, I enjoy Westerns. I’m not exactly the target demographic for this particular genre, but I got into reading them a couple of years ago. Classics, like Louis Lamour (et al), aren’t my favorite. I enjoy category/series books, especially those by Robert J. Randisi, who writes The Gunsmith series under the name J.R. Roberts.
How about you? When you need a change of pace from M/M romance, what genre is your go to?
Tell us at The Big Gay Fiction Podcast page where you can also enter to win an e-copy of Jeff’s latest title, Make the Right Choice.