The Hounding is not quite a best seller yet, having come out 6 days ago, but the books are selling. One new reader has posted a review this week as well. I have lots of marketing ahead of me, I know I do. It would be lovely if one could simply write her books and they would fly out into the world and sell themselves. In a few rare cases, that happens (Harry Potter), but mostly, authors have to flog them. It is part and parcel of the job of being an author these days. There are so many books to read, and so little time, you see. Readers have to have sales pitches. I know I do, and I was a reader before I was a writer. I read every day, just as I write every day. I don’t spend much time trolling for books to read, no! I read what catches my eye, or what a friend tells me about. Maybe I see something on Twitter, or FaceBook, or read about a book in someone’s blog.
How do you decide what to read? I sometimes choose books from the NYTimes Review of Books. Do you? Seriously, how do you choose when there are so many choices?