I presume this is the theme: What Motivates your eBook buying decisions?
What buyer type are you?
Decisive Indecisive Reticent Hesitant Pondering Thoughtful Undecided?
I am a decisive buyer. I know what I want and what I like, I do buy recommended books too sometimes that friends recommend to me. But I buy with ease and enjoy picking out my books.
What buying decisions do you undertake when looking to purchase a new eBook? Are you influenced by any of the following and if so which ones and why?
Positioning from author rank to location on sales site?
I dont bother with the rank of a book on the sales site. I dont worry about it at all. I never or rarely even look at that info.
Price how much are you willing or do you expect to pay for an eBook or do you not buy eBooks and if so why this option?
I do buy ebooks occasionally. I will pay anything from 99 Cent to about 5 euro, usually I wont pay more than that unless I really want it. I do pay more for my audiobooks, and I do buy more audiobooks than ebooks.
Description of the book content?
The description always influences me, I love a detailed description of the book.
Book Title does this influence you at all?
Yes a lot. I love a good title. A well named book is important to me.
Cover does it matter if the cover looks cheap, or if it is coloured or bland?
No it doesnt matter at all to me since I cant see it anyway.
Reviews do you read or even leave reviews? Do you read the reviews others have left? Are you influenced by these?
I do leave reviews of the books I read. I try to leave fair reviews and I enjoy reviewing books. I dont usually read a lot of the reviews on the sites I buy from but occasionally I’ll read a few of them.
Do you look for collections, or sets or are you happy with one offs?
I read some series, but usually I read stand alone books. Although right now I have started a series, the hannah swensen series by joanne fluke. They are murder mysteries.
Does the length of a book bother you? Are you looking for short or long content?
I love any type of book, length doesnt bother me. I’ll read both short and long books.
Author Do you need to know the author or are you happy to go with unknowns?
I am happy to go with unknowns. I do have specific authors that I love such as cathy glass, shane dunphy, maggie hartley, casey watson, rosie lewis, and I enjoy authors who write memoirs, authors who write stories about animals and now I am enjoying the murder mysteries too.
Recommendations if someone you know has suggested a book, do you follow that up?
Yes I do go for books that others recommend to me. My firend sarah and I always talk about what we’re currently reading, or what we’ve read, and I get a lot of recommendations from her of new books to read and try out.
Needs met do you only buy books to meet your needs or books that feed and fuel your desires?
I usually buy what I enjoy, which are memoirs, autobiographies, animals stories, a little bit of fiction, murder mysteries, and true life stories about overcoming the odds. I dont usually read stuff that I have no interest in…like, science fiction, history etc.