It’s March. I mean, it’s really March. Where did January and February go? Okay, we all know January is just a trial month to get us used to writing a new number for the year…but February? Gone, too. Not only that, but the first seven days of March are checked off the calendar. Yikes!
My newsletter will be coming out later today. This is the picture to look for in the newsletter–the one that had the information about how to win the March giveaway.
Just a note to let you know, I’ll be finally launching another blog soon. This month, I hope. Fingers crossed. And the rain in Georgia doesn’t carry me away. I’m testing out names for the blog. It will focus on women’s issues.
Susan Jackson says
Anew blog—are you putting to much on yourself? Can’t wait for the newsletter!
Nancy Burgess says
I usually find books by friends suggestions,newsletters or see posts on Facebook.
I check the blurbs if I’m looking for a new author.
I have quit a few books not read a lot are free books I haven’t gotten to. I usually read 4 or 5 books a week sometimes more.
Jo Ann Hunter says
#1 I find new authors through bookbub, or a reference from an author I already read.
#2 I don’t choose a new author per say, if I find the book is a topic I’m interested in, or I like the cover. Yes I do judge a book by it’s cover.
#3 I have probably several hundred unread books. I do intend to read them. It’s just a slow process, although u did read 112 books last year.
I found the picture above that’s the same as your email giveaway. I really hope I am doing this correctly because I have never won one of your giveaways yet. Maybe because I’m doing something wrong. Lol. I usually find new authors from word of mouth or if there is a deal on bookbub and I like the blurb. Even though it’s the front cover that draws me to the book, if I don’t like the blurb then I won’t purchase the book. I have thousands of unread books on my nook, kindle and iPad. It’s ridiculous, I need to start weeding through them and getting rid of the ones I will never get around to reading but I’m a book hoarder, same way with actual physical print books. Thank you for this giveaway opportunity. ❤️
Linda Joyce says
You are joining in perfectly. Thank you for your continued support.
As for winning…I wish I could do more… Winners are selected randomly. I make a spreadsheet starting with the time each person posts and each person is assigned a number. Then I go to Random.org and have the computer pick a number. There have been several months where the winner never contacts me. Last year, there was one month when I had three months backed up because no one claimed their prize. All to say, keep tuning in.
Also, on my author FB page & Twitter page, I sometimes do giveaways there. Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/LindaJoyceAuthor
Twitter: @LJWriter https://twitter.com/LJWriter
Fireworks in Jubilee will be releasing in June. There will be giveaways connected to that release. You can check on those at Jubilee, Georgia: https://www.facebook.com/jubileegeorgia/
Mary Preston says
WOM is my usual way of finding new authors and books.
My daughter will recommend books especially and challenge me to read out of my comfort zone.
I am not sure how many unread books I have, but the number would be in the 10’s not thousands.
Tannie Lowe says
Hi. I really like your card’s. I check out new authors on Amazon, Goodreads & Bookbub but it’s the cover & the book blurb or the first chapter that will hook me into the book that will make me want to read it.
Candy Smith says
Hey hun! I can’t believe we’ve in March already and Mardi Gras has past! The year seems to be flying by and stores don’t help when Walmart puts out bathing suits and Easter stuff while also selling King Cakes! I often find new authors through bookstagram, facebook, blog posts andsometimes from other authors’ newletters. If I find a book cover or book blurb interesting ,I’ll check out the author and their books on Goodreads and Amazon and if I find it’s my cup of tea I’ll give the author and book a try. Also when my besties and I get together we tell each other about books we’ve been reading and usually borrow each other’s books.
I usually find new authors through newsletters or bookbub sales. If a book is less expensive I am more willing to try it and see if I like their writing.
Book covers draw my attention but it is the blurb that helps me decide if I want to purchase it or not.
I have quite a few unread books as I buy them when they are on sale but I read a lot and do work my way through them.
Hope you have a great month!
Karen Mercer says
I find new authors from my family, friends and Goodreads. I’ll try a new author if it’s a genre I enjoy. I probably have 10 unread books on my Kindle. I enjoy sharing books with my family and friends. We have very similar tastes so I find new authors and books to enjoy.
Lacey Waters says
I find new authors on FB, Goodreads, Amazon suggestions and in newsletters from authors I already know. I decide to buy from a new authors based on the blurb and if I like that, I’ll read the first few pages of the book to see if I enjoy the writing style. I often buy books I don’t read right away. I don’t keep track of it so I don’t know how many I own right now. My main reasons for doing this is either purchasing a free or .99 book to see if I want more, or I come into some spending money and just go down my tbr for as many as I can afford at that time. As I finish a book on my Paperwhite and want to read another I scroll through my library until I see one that fits my mood.
Susan Jackson says
1) I find new authors mostly by word of mouth—either from my online bookclub WLM or from my local book club. I also get notices from Goodread, Amazon, friends and authors that I know.
2) to pick up a book the cover and the side of the book has to pull me in (side like how it is stacked at the library). I tend to pull books that have yellow or blues dust covers. Then I read the intro and if looking at the book online I read reviews. Sexy covers don’t pull me in and I prefer a cover that doesn’t have real people on it unless it is a biography.
3) I have about 600 on my kindle of which I have read about 400 of them and save them—so not too many—but even worse is I have about 150 books that I haven’t read—we may be moving so I have decided I really need to go thru those and take the ones I have forgotten about or won’t read to the library book stroe—if no one in my book club wants them.
Kimberly Landry says
1.)I find new authors on OHFB posts on Facebook, my kindle recommends authors on my reading habits, and recommendations on my book clubs on Facebook.
2.) The cover usually catches my eye first. The blurb helps define my desire. My cousin and I trade books and give each other recommendations. Before we had our kindles, we use to meet a the piggly wiggly parking lot and do a book exchange once a week, it started looking bad , LoL, people were noticing. We once had to explain to a person of authority exactly what we were up to. Needless to say we all had a good laugh.
3.) I think I just my be a book hoarder. Be my kindle, I had 5 or 6 books in every room of my house, so that I was never without something to read no matter where I was. My husband was greatly irritated with my addiction. Then the amazing kindle came into my life. I could have as many books as my heart desires and my husband did not have to have them underfoot. I read a book a day so I do enjoy finding new author’s.
My kindle has over 7000 books and I have read about half. My main problem is that I do a lot of rereads because I enjoy the worlds that are created so much. Books are my life! I think I have a problem
I find books at The Friends of the Library book sale, especially when they’re on the First Friday of the Month where a bag of books is $4. BookBub I use slightly, GoodReads I use heavily, FreshFiction I use moderately. I also look at recommendations from different publishers like Powell’s and individual authors and publishers whose newsletters I receive via email. BookTrib is also another source along with BookReporter and ReadingGroupChoices. I tend to get a lot of books for free as ARC’s and from blog contests. I decide on a new author by the recommendations from above and if they’re in a genre I like like Cozy Mysteries, Romantic Suspense and Chick Lit. I have many books in my TBR pile and regularly read books 1-2 a week. Belonging to 2 book clubs offers a chance to discuss books out of my usual range and to hear other POV’s from diverse groups. I’ve had a Kindle Fire Tablet for 2 years and have not figured out how to use, preferring instead to read print books and put my bookmark in until I can get back to it later.
Susan Jackson says
What a shame sunnymay that you don’t know how to use your Kindle—I actually bought a new one to take on vacation as I didn’t want to take my IPad. I just taught two friends how to use their kindles and now be afrain=d of messing things up—they are very happy now!! If you were close I could show you also
I find new author’s through publisher emails, goodreads and word of mouth. I make the decision to try a new author most of the time from a book’s summary/ description. I have hundreds of books on Kindle and iBook. Why? Most were free and I’m convinced I’ll get to them someday even though I just can’t get used to ebooks. I have a hundred or so print books in my to be read pile. Most are rescued from discount stores and I’m slowly making my way through them.
Cindy Reifel says
I find new books thru FB or Amazon Prime free books.
I read the synopsis, more than anything. I do have to say that, if I don’t like a cover, I won’t get the book.
I am now on my 5th Kindle &, don’t have a clue how many books are on my kindle. I can’t get rid of the books I have read on my Kindle so, no idea how many I still haven’t read.
Lori R says
1. emails from authors recommending new books and authors, facebook parties, emails from Goodreads, BookBub, and Amazon
2. The cover, blurb, and genre.
Vanessa Primer says
1) How you find new authors—word of mouth, Goodreads, BookBub, or?
All of the above. Historically I found new to me authors via fb parties. I currently find more through anthologies. I look for something that is $.99 or free and has a favorite author in it. Then I enjoy discovering the new authors, especially if the story introduces me to a series.
2) What makes you decide to take a chance on a new author?
A free series starter, a recommendation from an author I already like, the book blurb…
3) How many books you’ve bought that you haven’t read—I’ve had readers tell me they have 3,000 or 5,000 unread books on their Kindle—WHY?
I have a couple thousand that I have yet to read. I also have over 5000 that I have read. I read pretty fast so… I used to have towering piles of TBR books… so this is no different.
Sandra Kresal says
(1) I find most of my books from books I see friends reading on Goodreads or Facebook. I also like suggestions through Bookbub & BookPerk. I download a lot of them for free and have found some great authors! (2) My deciding factor to try it usually based on what the description is. I’ve learned you can’t choose a book by the cover, tho some covers do catch my eye and entice me to read the description! Also, if I read a book by an author that I like, I research their other books. (3) I probably have 100 books at the most that I haven’t read, I read a lot! 🙂
Patricia Timberlake-Turk says
I find most of my books from recommendations from other authors. Plus, Amazon sends my a list of new books I might want to try from my past purchase history. If I like the blurb about the store I will purchase. I average around 20 books a week, so my tablet is full of books I have qued to read. How I pick the topic for the next read really depends on my mood. I love the adventure of digging into a story and becoming a part of the story.
Deborah D says
I find out about new books and authors from family and friends, I take a chance on a new author by following advice of family, friends and the librarian also the book blurb does help. I have about 20 books on my tablet that I haven’t read yet. I downloaded them before I realized that I don’t care to read books on tablets or e readers.
Debra Shutters says
I find new author from newsletters, bookbub, giveaways, facebook and when they are bundle in a with other authors stories in a set. and I read the blurbs on each book and if that gets my interest then I buy it. I love free books and books
Debra Shutters says
I take a chance on a new author if the blurb interest me and if it is a box set where (example 8 different author and their stories are in it I can read and it tells me how the author writes and I go and check the other books she has wrote and if I like it I buy more. i have about over 1000″s of free books that I have not read yet because I don’t have the time to read them all lol
sharon rabner says
1. I subscribe to Bookbub, Amazon, Bargain Booksy and Robin Reads.
2. I read the blurb or find it online and read the blurb there. I read mostly Cozy Mysteries.
3. I have two 5 shelf bookshelves full that I’ve read nearly all of. I have over 400 on my Kindle that I have read about a fourth of.
I have been trying to read more this year and trying to post more reviews.
Shirley Cochran says
1. I usually find new authors by winning their books in contests.
2. Usually the blurb will put me in the mood to enter the contest.
3. Lots–no known number although with moving I may have a better idea of what I have not read.
4. Thanks for the chance.
Cindi Knowles says
I find new books from newsletters, contests and bookbub type emails. I check out the books in the genres I like and read the blurb, if I like it I add it to one of my lists until I can read it or buy it. I do have a lot of books I haven’t read yet but I do read hundreds of books a year so I have the ambitious goals that I’ll get to them!
Jody F says
I find new authors through authors I currently follow as they often make recommendations in their newsletters. I interact with many other bloggers on Facebook and Twitter where I learn about new books/authors too. And the final way is through my collaboration with book promo companies/book publishers as a blogger who hosts many upcoming releases on my website every month.
The synopsis of a book is the biggest factor on my picking it up. If it has a favorite theme then I’m definitely more drawn to it than others. Price too makes a big difference as I’m a quadriplegic with very little disposable income. Books priced under $2 I’m much more likely to buy.
I don’t even know how many books I have in the Cloud but I’m slowly working through all of them and hope (crossing fingers) to one day get every one of them read. I love having such a wide variety to choose from though as I’ll always have a book to fit my changing moods.
Thanks for such an awesome giveaway! Good luck to everyone!
Melissa Fowler says
Our 4th of July dinner consists of something bar b-q every year lol. This year it’s smoked pulled pork bar b q. Sandwiches. On the green mountain grill. pork and beans that have brown sugar and bar b q sauce along with onions in then. Homade mac salad (family recipe). Deviled eggs,strawberry jello with peaches. Pineapple upside down cake with ice cream . After everyone gets full we crush some ice and make strawberry daiquiris! Tradition every year. (for us adults anyway). We have at least 10 adults and like 15 kids or more every year. Family gets bigger with time. Thanks for letting me share and enter your giveaway.