Thursday, June 24, 2010

Take A Chance On Me

As writers, we want to be published.  More importantly, we want people to take a chance on our tome and actually buy it.

But here's the rub: how many new authors have you taken a chance on in the last few years?  The website '101 reasons to stop writing' has as its number 1 reason, 'You Don't Buy Books'.  Let's face it, if we as potential authors are not willing to take a chance on unknowns, why should we expect people to take a chance on us.

So here's a question for us all to consider.  Can you list the new authors you've taken a chance on in the last few years?  If you can name even one, pat yourself on the back.


Amanda Borenstadt said...

I'll read new authors, of course they're typically online writer friends.

I'd better read the 101 reasons to stop writing. I thought I knew them all and yet I still keep slogging away. Maybe It'll finally convince me to give it up! :P

Victoria Snelling said...

I've read one - that I can think of - The Reluctant Fundamentalist by Mohsin Hammid, which I read because my book club made me.

I do buy books though. Lots and lots of them and I've read a quite a few authors in the last year that I've never read before.