Where did you hear about that book?



"This is the question publishing folks and authors are all desperate to know. It might as well be re-phrased as, "Damn it, are any of our marketing efforts working at ALL???"


This was a quote from one of the posts today that was in the Friends section on The Tenners blog. It was posted by Phoebe Kitanidis author of (Whisper April 14, 2010). She had a link directing you to where the question was originally posted HERE.


Phoebe noted that a huge percentage of that blog's readership mentioned picking up recommendations from Twitter and blogs... which makes sense given they are people who read a publishing industry blog. A not-so-random group.

So, I thought I'd ask the question on my own blog, create a poll and see where this discussion takes us.
I found out about the book I am reading My Soul To Take by Rachel Vincent, via the author's website of which I follow. Then I began to see information about it on other blogs and on good reads and twitter.

12 comments on "Question: Where did you hear about that book?"

12 comments:

  1. I'm more likely to read something that a friend has recommended because they're more likely to know ME and understand what I like. I would NEVER have picked up the Twilight series on my own, but Lisa S. gave me all four books and I completely devoured them in 36 hours. She's loaning me the Sookie Stackhouse books now, which is another series I wouldn't have read on my own. A few other books are some my son has recommended and very, very occasionally I'll buy something on Amazon because I thought it looked interesting. But for the most part, I've heard about books from people that are close to me. :D

    ReplyDelete
  2. For the one I'm reading right now, Twenty Boy Summer, I probably heard about it from other bloggers or Sarah emailed me about it on Myspace. But I can't remember exactly how I heard about it. But usually, I either hear about books through other bloggers and authors. Or if I'm already following an author, I'll generally know about it through my own searching or reading of their website.

    I'm also a big fan of just browsing and finding random books that sound interesting, lol.

    ReplyDelete
  3. All about word of mouth. I rely on blogs and friend recommendations. Twitter is great to discuss a book, but it all comes down to the review that is longer than 140 characters.

    ReplyDelete
  4. Usually Goodreads... but I have been checking out a billion blogs lately and that's where I've been getting some nice recommendations too.

    ReplyDelete
  5. For me it's the author's website, Blogs, Goodreads, and publishers. I try to stay on top of what books are coming out so I visit various sites.

    ReplyDelete
  6. I've only been blogging for a couple of months now, but that's how I hear about 90% of the books I read/want to read.

    Before that, I would hear about books from work. I work at Chapters (the Barnes & Nobles of Canada), so I'd find lots of stuff that seemed interesting or that I'd want to read.

    But that wasn't an option on the poll, so I selected blog. :)

    ReplyDelete
  7. I find most of my books through the blogs and goodreads. And I go to Amazon sometimes to read reviews.

    ReplyDelete
  8. I used to get book ideas from a lot of places, but mainly the library...nowadays though, it's all about the blogs. I'm reading a lot and I hear about different ones this way. Sometimes it's the author's website, but usually it's first seen on a blog for me.

    ReplyDelete
  9. For me, working in a bookstore, we see the lists of books that are going to be published and the reps talk about those they think will do well. Of course I also read many blogs and find so many more recommendations there

    ReplyDelete
  10. Great topic! I brought it up on my blog with a link to it as well!

    (http://readergirlreviews.blogspot.com/)

    I find out about them a TON on blogs. Like I don't know how the first people find them, but I always hear about them on twitter or blogs.

    xoxoxo

    ReaderGirl Reveiws

    ReplyDelete
  11. Thanks for reposting this! It's great to get more insight on the topic. :)

    ReplyDelete
  12. I have had so many great recommendations from YOU! You were the one that urged me to read Twilight, and that opened the door to lots of other great YA books. My TBR list is very long, just from looking into your favorite authors.

    I find out about new books in all sorts of ways - friend recommendations, "If you liked" recommendations on Amazon and Paperback Swap, articles and author websites. I look to see who have won Romance awards, too.

    Just finished If I Stay, which I think I first heard about from you. Wonderful book.

    ReplyDelete

We would love to see what you have to say :)

Astrea wrote:
June 25, 2009 at 12:00 AM

I'm more likely to read something that a friend has recommended because they're more likely to know ME and understand what I like. I would NEVER have picked up the Twilight series on my own, but Lisa S. gave me all four books and I completely devoured them in 36 hours. She's loaning me the Sookie Stackhouse books now, which is another series I wouldn't have read on my own. A few other books are some my son has recommended and very, very occasionally I'll buy something on Amazon because I thought it looked interesting. But for the most part, I've heard about books from people that are close to me. :D


12 comments:

  1. I'm more likely to read something that a friend has recommended because they're more likely to know ME and understand what I like. I would NEVER have picked up the Twilight series on my own, but Lisa S. gave me all four books and I completely devoured them in 36 hours. She's loaning me the Sookie Stackhouse books now, which is another series I wouldn't have read on my own. A few other books are some my son has recommended and very, very occasionally I'll buy something on Amazon because I thought it looked interesting. But for the most part, I've heard about books from people that are close to me. :D

    ReplyDelete
  2. For the one I'm reading right now, Twenty Boy Summer, I probably heard about it from other bloggers or Sarah emailed me about it on Myspace. But I can't remember exactly how I heard about it. But usually, I either hear about books through other bloggers and authors. Or if I'm already following an author, I'll generally know about it through my own searching or reading of their website.

    I'm also a big fan of just browsing and finding random books that sound interesting, lol.

    ReplyDelete
  3. All about word of mouth. I rely on blogs and friend recommendations. Twitter is great to discuss a book, but it all comes down to the review that is longer than 140 characters.

    ReplyDelete
  4. Usually Goodreads... but I have been checking out a billion blogs lately and that's where I've been getting some nice recommendations too.

    ReplyDelete
  5. For me it's the author's website, Blogs, Goodreads, and publishers. I try to stay on top of what books are coming out so I visit various sites.

    ReplyDelete
  6. I've only been blogging for a couple of months now, but that's how I hear about 90% of the books I read/want to read.

    Before that, I would hear about books from work. I work at Chapters (the Barnes & Nobles of Canada), so I'd find lots of stuff that seemed interesting or that I'd want to read.

    But that wasn't an option on the poll, so I selected blog. :)

    ReplyDelete
  7. I find most of my books through the blogs and goodreads. And I go to Amazon sometimes to read reviews.

    ReplyDelete
  8. I used to get book ideas from a lot of places, but mainly the library...nowadays though, it's all about the blogs. I'm reading a lot and I hear about different ones this way. Sometimes it's the author's website, but usually it's first seen on a blog for me.

    ReplyDelete
  9. For me, working in a bookstore, we see the lists of books that are going to be published and the reps talk about those they think will do well. Of course I also read many blogs and find so many more recommendations there

    ReplyDelete
  10. Great topic! I brought it up on my blog with a link to it as well!

    (http://readergirlreviews.blogspot.com/)

    I find out about them a TON on blogs. Like I don't know how the first people find them, but I always hear about them on twitter or blogs.

    xoxoxo

    ReaderGirl Reveiws

    ReplyDelete
  11. Thanks for reposting this! It's great to get more insight on the topic. :)

    ReplyDelete
  12. I have had so many great recommendations from YOU! You were the one that urged me to read Twilight, and that opened the door to lots of other great YA books. My TBR list is very long, just from looking into your favorite authors.

    I find out about new books in all sorts of ways - friend recommendations, "If you liked" recommendations on Amazon and Paperback Swap, articles and author websites. I look to see who have won Romance awards, too.

    Just finished If I Stay, which I think I first heard about from you. Wonderful book.

    ReplyDelete

We would love to see what you have to say :)

BookChic wrote:
June 25, 2009 at 4:15 AM

For the one I'm reading right now, Twenty Boy Summer, I probably heard about it from other bloggers or Sarah emailed me about it on Myspace. But I can't remember exactly how I heard about it. But usually, I either hear about books through other bloggers and authors. Or if I'm already following an author, I'll generally know about it through my own searching or reading of their website.

I'm also a big fan of just browsing and finding random books that sound interesting, lol.


12 comments:

  1. I'm more likely to read something that a friend has recommended because they're more likely to know ME and understand what I like. I would NEVER have picked up the Twilight series on my own, but Lisa S. gave me all four books and I completely devoured them in 36 hours. She's loaning me the Sookie Stackhouse books now, which is another series I wouldn't have read on my own. A few other books are some my son has recommended and very, very occasionally I'll buy something on Amazon because I thought it looked interesting. But for the most part, I've heard about books from people that are close to me. :D

    ReplyDelete
  2. For the one I'm reading right now, Twenty Boy Summer, I probably heard about it from other bloggers or Sarah emailed me about it on Myspace. But I can't remember exactly how I heard about it. But usually, I either hear about books through other bloggers and authors. Or if I'm already following an author, I'll generally know about it through my own searching or reading of their website.

    I'm also a big fan of just browsing and finding random books that sound interesting, lol.

    ReplyDelete
  3. All about word of mouth. I rely on blogs and friend recommendations. Twitter is great to discuss a book, but it all comes down to the review that is longer than 140 characters.

    ReplyDelete
  4. Usually Goodreads... but I have been checking out a billion blogs lately and that's where I've been getting some nice recommendations too.

    ReplyDelete
  5. For me it's the author's website, Blogs, Goodreads, and publishers. I try to stay on top of what books are coming out so I visit various sites.

    ReplyDelete
  6. I've only been blogging for a couple of months now, but that's how I hear about 90% of the books I read/want to read.

    Before that, I would hear about books from work. I work at Chapters (the Barnes & Nobles of Canada), so I'd find lots of stuff that seemed interesting or that I'd want to read.

    But that wasn't an option on the poll, so I selected blog. :)

    ReplyDelete
  7. I find most of my books through the blogs and goodreads. And I go to Amazon sometimes to read reviews.

    ReplyDelete
  8. I used to get book ideas from a lot of places, but mainly the library...nowadays though, it's all about the blogs. I'm reading a lot and I hear about different ones this way. Sometimes it's the author's website, but usually it's first seen on a blog for me.

    ReplyDelete
  9. For me, working in a bookstore, we see the lists of books that are going to be published and the reps talk about those they think will do well. Of course I also read many blogs and find so many more recommendations there

    ReplyDelete
  10. Great topic! I brought it up on my blog with a link to it as well!

    (http://readergirlreviews.blogspot.com/)

    I find out about them a TON on blogs. Like I don't know how the first people find them, but I always hear about them on twitter or blogs.

    xoxoxo

    ReaderGirl Reveiws

    ReplyDelete
  11. Thanks for reposting this! It's great to get more insight on the topic. :)

    ReplyDelete
  12. I have had so many great recommendations from YOU! You were the one that urged me to read Twilight, and that opened the door to lots of other great YA books. My TBR list is very long, just from looking into your favorite authors.

    I find out about new books in all sorts of ways - friend recommendations, "If you liked" recommendations on Amazon and Paperback Swap, articles and author websites. I look to see who have won Romance awards, too.

    Just finished If I Stay, which I think I first heard about from you. Wonderful book.

    ReplyDelete

We would love to see what you have to say :)

Katiebabs a.k.a KB wrote:
June 25, 2009 at 4:44 AM

All about word of mouth. I rely on blogs and friend recommendations. Twitter is great to discuss a book, but it all comes down to the review that is longer than 140 characters.


12 comments:

  1. I'm more likely to read something that a friend has recommended because they're more likely to know ME and understand what I like. I would NEVER have picked up the Twilight series on my own, but Lisa S. gave me all four books and I completely devoured them in 36 hours. She's loaning me the Sookie Stackhouse books now, which is another series I wouldn't have read on my own. A few other books are some my son has recommended and very, very occasionally I'll buy something on Amazon because I thought it looked interesting. But for the most part, I've heard about books from people that are close to me. :D

    ReplyDelete
  2. For the one I'm reading right now, Twenty Boy Summer, I probably heard about it from other bloggers or Sarah emailed me about it on Myspace. But I can't remember exactly how I heard about it. But usually, I either hear about books through other bloggers and authors. Or if I'm already following an author, I'll generally know about it through my own searching or reading of their website.

    I'm also a big fan of just browsing and finding random books that sound interesting, lol.

    ReplyDelete
  3. All about word of mouth. I rely on blogs and friend recommendations. Twitter is great to discuss a book, but it all comes down to the review that is longer than 140 characters.

    ReplyDelete
  4. Usually Goodreads... but I have been checking out a billion blogs lately and that's where I've been getting some nice recommendations too.

    ReplyDelete
  5. For me it's the author's website, Blogs, Goodreads, and publishers. I try to stay on top of what books are coming out so I visit various sites.

    ReplyDelete
  6. I've only been blogging for a couple of months now, but that's how I hear about 90% of the books I read/want to read.

    Before that, I would hear about books from work. I work at Chapters (the Barnes & Nobles of Canada), so I'd find lots of stuff that seemed interesting or that I'd want to read.

    But that wasn't an option on the poll, so I selected blog. :)

    ReplyDelete
  7. I find most of my books through the blogs and goodreads. And I go to Amazon sometimes to read reviews.

    ReplyDelete
  8. I used to get book ideas from a lot of places, but mainly the library...nowadays though, it's all about the blogs. I'm reading a lot and I hear about different ones this way. Sometimes it's the author's website, but usually it's first seen on a blog for me.

    ReplyDelete
  9. For me, working in a bookstore, we see the lists of books that are going to be published and the reps talk about those they think will do well. Of course I also read many blogs and find so many more recommendations there

    ReplyDelete
  10. Great topic! I brought it up on my blog with a link to it as well!

    (http://readergirlreviews.blogspot.com/)

    I find out about them a TON on blogs. Like I don't know how the first people find them, but I always hear about them on twitter or blogs.

    xoxoxo

    ReaderGirl Reveiws

    ReplyDelete
  11. Thanks for reposting this! It's great to get more insight on the topic. :)

    ReplyDelete
  12. I have had so many great recommendations from YOU! You were the one that urged me to read Twilight, and that opened the door to lots of other great YA books. My TBR list is very long, just from looking into your favorite authors.

    I find out about new books in all sorts of ways - friend recommendations, "If you liked" recommendations on Amazon and Paperback Swap, articles and author websites. I look to see who have won Romance awards, too.

    Just finished If I Stay, which I think I first heard about from you. Wonderful book.

    ReplyDelete

We would love to see what you have to say :)

Kristen wrote:
June 25, 2009 at 4:54 AM

Usually Goodreads... but I have been checking out a billion blogs lately and that's where I've been getting some nice recommendations too.


12 comments:

  1. I'm more likely to read something that a friend has recommended because they're more likely to know ME and understand what I like. I would NEVER have picked up the Twilight series on my own, but Lisa S. gave me all four books and I completely devoured them in 36 hours. She's loaning me the Sookie Stackhouse books now, which is another series I wouldn't have read on my own. A few other books are some my son has recommended and very, very occasionally I'll buy something on Amazon because I thought it looked interesting. But for the most part, I've heard about books from people that are close to me. :D

    ReplyDelete
  2. For the one I'm reading right now, Twenty Boy Summer, I probably heard about it from other bloggers or Sarah emailed me about it on Myspace. But I can't remember exactly how I heard about it. But usually, I either hear about books through other bloggers and authors. Or if I'm already following an author, I'll generally know about it through my own searching or reading of their website.

    I'm also a big fan of just browsing and finding random books that sound interesting, lol.

    ReplyDelete
  3. All about word of mouth. I rely on blogs and friend recommendations. Twitter is great to discuss a book, but it all comes down to the review that is longer than 140 characters.

    ReplyDelete
  4. Usually Goodreads... but I have been checking out a billion blogs lately and that's where I've been getting some nice recommendations too.

    ReplyDelete
  5. For me it's the author's website, Blogs, Goodreads, and publishers. I try to stay on top of what books are coming out so I visit various sites.

    ReplyDelete
  6. I've only been blogging for a couple of months now, but that's how I hear about 90% of the books I read/want to read.

    Before that, I would hear about books from work. I work at Chapters (the Barnes & Nobles of Canada), so I'd find lots of stuff that seemed interesting or that I'd want to read.

    But that wasn't an option on the poll, so I selected blog. :)

    ReplyDelete
  7. I find most of my books through the blogs and goodreads. And I go to Amazon sometimes to read reviews.

    ReplyDelete
  8. I used to get book ideas from a lot of places, but mainly the library...nowadays though, it's all about the blogs. I'm reading a lot and I hear about different ones this way. Sometimes it's the author's website, but usually it's first seen on a blog for me.

    ReplyDelete
  9. For me, working in a bookstore, we see the lists of books that are going to be published and the reps talk about those they think will do well. Of course I also read many blogs and find so many more recommendations there

    ReplyDelete
  10. Great topic! I brought it up on my blog with a link to it as well!

    (http://readergirlreviews.blogspot.com/)

    I find out about them a TON on blogs. Like I don't know how the first people find them, but I always hear about them on twitter or blogs.

    xoxoxo

    ReaderGirl Reveiws

    ReplyDelete
  11. Thanks for reposting this! It's great to get more insight on the topic. :)

    ReplyDelete
  12. I have had so many great recommendations from YOU! You were the one that urged me to read Twilight, and that opened the door to lots of other great YA books. My TBR list is very long, just from looking into your favorite authors.

    I find out about new books in all sorts of ways - friend recommendations, "If you liked" recommendations on Amazon and Paperback Swap, articles and author websites. I look to see who have won Romance awards, too.

    Just finished If I Stay, which I think I first heard about from you. Wonderful book.

    ReplyDelete

We would love to see what you have to say :)

Fantastic Book Review wrote:
June 25, 2009 at 8:04 AM

For me it's the author's website, Blogs, Goodreads, and publishers. I try to stay on top of what books are coming out so I visit various sites.


12 comments:

  1. I'm more likely to read something that a friend has recommended because they're more likely to know ME and understand what I like. I would NEVER have picked up the Twilight series on my own, but Lisa S. gave me all four books and I completely devoured them in 36 hours. She's loaning me the Sookie Stackhouse books now, which is another series I wouldn't have read on my own. A few other books are some my son has recommended and very, very occasionally I'll buy something on Amazon because I thought it looked interesting. But for the most part, I've heard about books from people that are close to me. :D

    ReplyDelete
  2. For the one I'm reading right now, Twenty Boy Summer, I probably heard about it from other bloggers or Sarah emailed me about it on Myspace. But I can't remember exactly how I heard about it. But usually, I either hear about books through other bloggers and authors. Or if I'm already following an author, I'll generally know about it through my own searching or reading of their website.

    I'm also a big fan of just browsing and finding random books that sound interesting, lol.

    ReplyDelete
  3. All about word of mouth. I rely on blogs and friend recommendations. Twitter is great to discuss a book, but it all comes down to the review that is longer than 140 characters.

    ReplyDelete
  4. Usually Goodreads... but I have been checking out a billion blogs lately and that's where I've been getting some nice recommendations too.

    ReplyDelete
  5. For me it's the author's website, Blogs, Goodreads, and publishers. I try to stay on top of what books are coming out so I visit various sites.

    ReplyDelete
  6. I've only been blogging for a couple of months now, but that's how I hear about 90% of the books I read/want to read.

    Before that, I would hear about books from work. I work at Chapters (the Barnes & Nobles of Canada), so I'd find lots of stuff that seemed interesting or that I'd want to read.

    But that wasn't an option on the poll, so I selected blog. :)

    ReplyDelete
  7. I find most of my books through the blogs and goodreads. And I go to Amazon sometimes to read reviews.

    ReplyDelete
  8. I used to get book ideas from a lot of places, but mainly the library...nowadays though, it's all about the blogs. I'm reading a lot and I hear about different ones this way. Sometimes it's the author's website, but usually it's first seen on a blog for me.

    ReplyDelete
  9. For me, working in a bookstore, we see the lists of books that are going to be published and the reps talk about those they think will do well. Of course I also read many blogs and find so many more recommendations there

    ReplyDelete
  10. Great topic! I brought it up on my blog with a link to it as well!

    (http://readergirlreviews.blogspot.com/)

    I find out about them a TON on blogs. Like I don't know how the first people find them, but I always hear about them on twitter or blogs.

    xoxoxo

    ReaderGirl Reveiws

    ReplyDelete
  11. Thanks for reposting this! It's great to get more insight on the topic. :)

    ReplyDelete
  12. I have had so many great recommendations from YOU! You were the one that urged me to read Twilight, and that opened the door to lots of other great YA books. My TBR list is very long, just from looking into your favorite authors.

    I find out about new books in all sorts of ways - friend recommendations, "If you liked" recommendations on Amazon and Paperback Swap, articles and author websites. I look to see who have won Romance awards, too.

    Just finished If I Stay, which I think I first heard about from you. Wonderful book.

    ReplyDelete

We would love to see what you have to say :)

MichieBee wrote:
June 25, 2009 at 8:18 AM

I've only been blogging for a couple of months now, but that's how I hear about 90% of the books I read/want to read.

Before that, I would hear about books from work. I work at Chapters (the Barnes & Nobles of Canada), so I'd find lots of stuff that seemed interesting or that I'd want to read.

But that wasn't an option on the poll, so I selected blog. :)


12 comments:

  1. I'm more likely to read something that a friend has recommended because they're more likely to know ME and understand what I like. I would NEVER have picked up the Twilight series on my own, but Lisa S. gave me all four books and I completely devoured them in 36 hours. She's loaning me the Sookie Stackhouse books now, which is another series I wouldn't have read on my own. A few other books are some my son has recommended and very, very occasionally I'll buy something on Amazon because I thought it looked interesting. But for the most part, I've heard about books from people that are close to me. :D

    ReplyDelete
  2. For the one I'm reading right now, Twenty Boy Summer, I probably heard about it from other bloggers or Sarah emailed me about it on Myspace. But I can't remember exactly how I heard about it. But usually, I either hear about books through other bloggers and authors. Or if I'm already following an author, I'll generally know about it through my own searching or reading of their website.

    I'm also a big fan of just browsing and finding random books that sound interesting, lol.

    ReplyDelete
  3. All about word of mouth. I rely on blogs and friend recommendations. Twitter is great to discuss a book, but it all comes down to the review that is longer than 140 characters.

    ReplyDelete
  4. Usually Goodreads... but I have been checking out a billion blogs lately and that's where I've been getting some nice recommendations too.

    ReplyDelete
  5. For me it's the author's website, Blogs, Goodreads, and publishers. I try to stay on top of what books are coming out so I visit various sites.

    ReplyDelete
  6. I've only been blogging for a couple of months now, but that's how I hear about 90% of the books I read/want to read.

    Before that, I would hear about books from work. I work at Chapters (the Barnes & Nobles of Canada), so I'd find lots of stuff that seemed interesting or that I'd want to read.

    But that wasn't an option on the poll, so I selected blog. :)

    ReplyDelete
  7. I find most of my books through the blogs and goodreads. And I go to Amazon sometimes to read reviews.

    ReplyDelete
  8. I used to get book ideas from a lot of places, but mainly the library...nowadays though, it's all about the blogs. I'm reading a lot and I hear about different ones this way. Sometimes it's the author's website, but usually it's first seen on a blog for me.

    ReplyDelete
  9. For me, working in a bookstore, we see the lists of books that are going to be published and the reps talk about those they think will do well. Of course I also read many blogs and find so many more recommendations there

    ReplyDelete
  10. Great topic! I brought it up on my blog with a link to it as well!

    (http://readergirlreviews.blogspot.com/)

    I find out about them a TON on blogs. Like I don't know how the first people find them, but I always hear about them on twitter or blogs.

    xoxoxo

    ReaderGirl Reveiws

    ReplyDelete
  11. Thanks for reposting this! It's great to get more insight on the topic. :)

    ReplyDelete
  12. I have had so many great recommendations from YOU! You were the one that urged me to read Twilight, and that opened the door to lots of other great YA books. My TBR list is very long, just from looking into your favorite authors.

    I find out about new books in all sorts of ways - friend recommendations, "If you liked" recommendations on Amazon and Paperback Swap, articles and author websites. I look to see who have won Romance awards, too.

    Just finished If I Stay, which I think I first heard about from you. Wonderful book.

    ReplyDelete

We would love to see what you have to say :)

Shelley/Book Fanatic wrote:
June 25, 2009 at 11:26 AM

I find most of my books through the blogs and goodreads. And I go to Amazon sometimes to read reviews.


12 comments:

  1. I'm more likely to read something that a friend has recommended because they're more likely to know ME and understand what I like. I would NEVER have picked up the Twilight series on my own, but Lisa S. gave me all four books and I completely devoured them in 36 hours. She's loaning me the Sookie Stackhouse books now, which is another series I wouldn't have read on my own. A few other books are some my son has recommended and very, very occasionally I'll buy something on Amazon because I thought it looked interesting. But for the most part, I've heard about books from people that are close to me. :D

    ReplyDelete
  2. For the one I'm reading right now, Twenty Boy Summer, I probably heard about it from other bloggers or Sarah emailed me about it on Myspace. But I can't remember exactly how I heard about it. But usually, I either hear about books through other bloggers and authors. Or if I'm already following an author, I'll generally know about it through my own searching or reading of their website.

    I'm also a big fan of just browsing and finding random books that sound interesting, lol.

    ReplyDelete
  3. All about word of mouth. I rely on blogs and friend recommendations. Twitter is great to discuss a book, but it all comes down to the review that is longer than 140 characters.

    ReplyDelete
  4. Usually Goodreads... but I have been checking out a billion blogs lately and that's where I've been getting some nice recommendations too.

    ReplyDelete
  5. For me it's the author's website, Blogs, Goodreads, and publishers. I try to stay on top of what books are coming out so I visit various sites.

    ReplyDelete
  6. I've only been blogging for a couple of months now, but that's how I hear about 90% of the books I read/want to read.

    Before that, I would hear about books from work. I work at Chapters (the Barnes & Nobles of Canada), so I'd find lots of stuff that seemed interesting or that I'd want to read.

    But that wasn't an option on the poll, so I selected blog. :)

    ReplyDelete
  7. I find most of my books through the blogs and goodreads. And I go to Amazon sometimes to read reviews.

    ReplyDelete
  8. I used to get book ideas from a lot of places, but mainly the library...nowadays though, it's all about the blogs. I'm reading a lot and I hear about different ones this way. Sometimes it's the author's website, but usually it's first seen on a blog for me.

    ReplyDelete
  9. For me, working in a bookstore, we see the lists of books that are going to be published and the reps talk about those they think will do well. Of course I also read many blogs and find so many more recommendations there

    ReplyDelete
  10. Great topic! I brought it up on my blog with a link to it as well!

    (http://readergirlreviews.blogspot.com/)

    I find out about them a TON on blogs. Like I don't know how the first people find them, but I always hear about them on twitter or blogs.

    xoxoxo

    ReaderGirl Reveiws

    ReplyDelete
  11. Thanks for reposting this! It's great to get more insight on the topic. :)

    ReplyDelete
  12. I have had so many great recommendations from YOU! You were the one that urged me to read Twilight, and that opened the door to lots of other great YA books. My TBR list is very long, just from looking into your favorite authors.

    I find out about new books in all sorts of ways - friend recommendations, "If you liked" recommendations on Amazon and Paperback Swap, articles and author websites. I look to see who have won Romance awards, too.

    Just finished If I Stay, which I think I first heard about from you. Wonderful book.

    ReplyDelete

We would love to see what you have to say :)

Shooting Stars Mag wrote:
June 25, 2009 at 2:33 PM

I used to get book ideas from a lot of places, but mainly the library...nowadays though, it's all about the blogs. I'm reading a lot and I hear about different ones this way. Sometimes it's the author's website, but usually it's first seen on a blog for me.


12 comments:

  1. I'm more likely to read something that a friend has recommended because they're more likely to know ME and understand what I like. I would NEVER have picked up the Twilight series on my own, but Lisa S. gave me all four books and I completely devoured them in 36 hours. She's loaning me the Sookie Stackhouse books now, which is another series I wouldn't have read on my own. A few other books are some my son has recommended and very, very occasionally I'll buy something on Amazon because I thought it looked interesting. But for the most part, I've heard about books from people that are close to me. :D

    ReplyDelete
  2. For the one I'm reading right now, Twenty Boy Summer, I probably heard about it from other bloggers or Sarah emailed me about it on Myspace. But I can't remember exactly how I heard about it. But usually, I either hear about books through other bloggers and authors. Or if I'm already following an author, I'll generally know about it through my own searching or reading of their website.

    I'm also a big fan of just browsing and finding random books that sound interesting, lol.

    ReplyDelete
  3. All about word of mouth. I rely on blogs and friend recommendations. Twitter is great to discuss a book, but it all comes down to the review that is longer than 140 characters.

    ReplyDelete
  4. Usually Goodreads... but I have been checking out a billion blogs lately and that's where I've been getting some nice recommendations too.

    ReplyDelete
  5. For me it's the author's website, Blogs, Goodreads, and publishers. I try to stay on top of what books are coming out so I visit various sites.

    ReplyDelete
  6. I've only been blogging for a couple of months now, but that's how I hear about 90% of the books I read/want to read.

    Before that, I would hear about books from work. I work at Chapters (the Barnes & Nobles of Canada), so I'd find lots of stuff that seemed interesting or that I'd want to read.

    But that wasn't an option on the poll, so I selected blog. :)

    ReplyDelete
  7. I find most of my books through the blogs and goodreads. And I go to Amazon sometimes to read reviews.

    ReplyDelete
  8. I used to get book ideas from a lot of places, but mainly the library...nowadays though, it's all about the blogs. I'm reading a lot and I hear about different ones this way. Sometimes it's the author's website, but usually it's first seen on a blog for me.

    ReplyDelete
  9. For me, working in a bookstore, we see the lists of books that are going to be published and the reps talk about those they think will do well. Of course I also read many blogs and find so many more recommendations there

    ReplyDelete
  10. Great topic! I brought it up on my blog with a link to it as well!

    (http://readergirlreviews.blogspot.com/)

    I find out about them a TON on blogs. Like I don't know how the first people find them, but I always hear about them on twitter or blogs.

    xoxoxo

    ReaderGirl Reveiws

    ReplyDelete
  11. Thanks for reposting this! It's great to get more insight on the topic. :)

    ReplyDelete
  12. I have had so many great recommendations from YOU! You were the one that urged me to read Twilight, and that opened the door to lots of other great YA books. My TBR list is very long, just from looking into your favorite authors.

    I find out about new books in all sorts of ways - friend recommendations, "If you liked" recommendations on Amazon and Paperback Swap, articles and author websites. I look to see who have won Romance awards, too.

    Just finished If I Stay, which I think I first heard about from you. Wonderful book.

    ReplyDelete

We would love to see what you have to say :)

Bookgeek wrote:
June 25, 2009 at 8:25 PM

For me, working in a bookstore, we see the lists of books that are going to be published and the reps talk about those they think will do well. Of course I also read many blogs and find so many more recommendations there


12 comments:

  1. I'm more likely to read something that a friend has recommended because they're more likely to know ME and understand what I like. I would NEVER have picked up the Twilight series on my own, but Lisa S. gave me all four books and I completely devoured them in 36 hours. She's loaning me the Sookie Stackhouse books now, which is another series I wouldn't have read on my own. A few other books are some my son has recommended and very, very occasionally I'll buy something on Amazon because I thought it looked interesting. But for the most part, I've heard about books from people that are close to me. :D

    ReplyDelete
  2. For the one I'm reading right now, Twenty Boy Summer, I probably heard about it from other bloggers or Sarah emailed me about it on Myspace. But I can't remember exactly how I heard about it. But usually, I either hear about books through other bloggers and authors. Or if I'm already following an author, I'll generally know about it through my own searching or reading of their website.

    I'm also a big fan of just browsing and finding random books that sound interesting, lol.

    ReplyDelete
  3. All about word of mouth. I rely on blogs and friend recommendations. Twitter is great to discuss a book, but it all comes down to the review that is longer than 140 characters.

    ReplyDelete
  4. Usually Goodreads... but I have been checking out a billion blogs lately and that's where I've been getting some nice recommendations too.

    ReplyDelete
  5. For me it's the author's website, Blogs, Goodreads, and publishers. I try to stay on top of what books are coming out so I visit various sites.

    ReplyDelete
  6. I've only been blogging for a couple of months now, but that's how I hear about 90% of the books I read/want to read.

    Before that, I would hear about books from work. I work at Chapters (the Barnes & Nobles of Canada), so I'd find lots of stuff that seemed interesting or that I'd want to read.

    But that wasn't an option on the poll, so I selected blog. :)

    ReplyDelete
  7. I find most of my books through the blogs and goodreads. And I go to Amazon sometimes to read reviews.

    ReplyDelete
  8. I used to get book ideas from a lot of places, but mainly the library...nowadays though, it's all about the blogs. I'm reading a lot and I hear about different ones this way. Sometimes it's the author's website, but usually it's first seen on a blog for me.

    ReplyDelete
  9. For me, working in a bookstore, we see the lists of books that are going to be published and the reps talk about those they think will do well. Of course I also read many blogs and find so many more recommendations there

    ReplyDelete
  10. Great topic! I brought it up on my blog with a link to it as well!

    (http://readergirlreviews.blogspot.com/)

    I find out about them a TON on blogs. Like I don't know how the first people find them, but I always hear about them on twitter or blogs.

    xoxoxo

    ReaderGirl Reveiws

    ReplyDelete
  11. Thanks for reposting this! It's great to get more insight on the topic. :)

    ReplyDelete
  12. I have had so many great recommendations from YOU! You were the one that urged me to read Twilight, and that opened the door to lots of other great YA books. My TBR list is very long, just from looking into your favorite authors.

    I find out about new books in all sorts of ways - friend recommendations, "If you liked" recommendations on Amazon and Paperback Swap, articles and author websites. I look to see who have won Romance awards, too.

    Just finished If I Stay, which I think I first heard about from you. Wonderful book.

    ReplyDelete

We would love to see what you have to say :)

ReaderGirl wrote:
June 25, 2009 at 11:01 PM

Great topic! I brought it up on my blog with a link to it as well!

(http://readergirlreviews.blogspot.com/)

I find out about them a TON on blogs. Like I don't know how the first people find them, but I always hear about them on twitter or blogs.

xoxoxo

ReaderGirl Reveiws


12 comments:

  1. I'm more likely to read something that a friend has recommended because they're more likely to know ME and understand what I like. I would NEVER have picked up the Twilight series on my own, but Lisa S. gave me all four books and I completely devoured them in 36 hours. She's loaning me the Sookie Stackhouse books now, which is another series I wouldn't have read on my own. A few other books are some my son has recommended and very, very occasionally I'll buy something on Amazon because I thought it looked interesting. But for the most part, I've heard about books from people that are close to me. :D

    ReplyDelete
  2. For the one I'm reading right now, Twenty Boy Summer, I probably heard about it from other bloggers or Sarah emailed me about it on Myspace. But I can't remember exactly how I heard about it. But usually, I either hear about books through other bloggers and authors. Or if I'm already following an author, I'll generally know about it through my own searching or reading of their website.

    I'm also a big fan of just browsing and finding random books that sound interesting, lol.

    ReplyDelete
  3. All about word of mouth. I rely on blogs and friend recommendations. Twitter is great to discuss a book, but it all comes down to the review that is longer than 140 characters.

    ReplyDelete
  4. Usually Goodreads... but I have been checking out a billion blogs lately and that's where I've been getting some nice recommendations too.

    ReplyDelete
  5. For me it's the author's website, Blogs, Goodreads, and publishers. I try to stay on top of what books are coming out so I visit various sites.

    ReplyDelete
  6. I've only been blogging for a couple of months now, but that's how I hear about 90% of the books I read/want to read.

    Before that, I would hear about books from work. I work at Chapters (the Barnes & Nobles of Canada), so I'd find lots of stuff that seemed interesting or that I'd want to read.

    But that wasn't an option on the poll, so I selected blog. :)

    ReplyDelete
  7. I find most of my books through the blogs and goodreads. And I go to Amazon sometimes to read reviews.

    ReplyDelete
  8. I used to get book ideas from a lot of places, but mainly the library...nowadays though, it's all about the blogs. I'm reading a lot and I hear about different ones this way. Sometimes it's the author's website, but usually it's first seen on a blog for me.

    ReplyDelete
  9. For me, working in a bookstore, we see the lists of books that are going to be published and the reps talk about those they think will do well. Of course I also read many blogs and find so many more recommendations there

    ReplyDelete
  10. Great topic! I brought it up on my blog with a link to it as well!

    (http://readergirlreviews.blogspot.com/)

    I find out about them a TON on blogs. Like I don't know how the first people find them, but I always hear about them on twitter or blogs.

    xoxoxo

    ReaderGirl Reveiws

    ReplyDelete
  11. Thanks for reposting this! It's great to get more insight on the topic. :)

    ReplyDelete
  12. I have had so many great recommendations from YOU! You were the one that urged me to read Twilight, and that opened the door to lots of other great YA books. My TBR list is very long, just from looking into your favorite authors.

    I find out about new books in all sorts of ways - friend recommendations, "If you liked" recommendations on Amazon and Paperback Swap, articles and author websites. I look to see who have won Romance awards, too.

    Just finished If I Stay, which I think I first heard about from you. Wonderful book.

    ReplyDelete

We would love to see what you have to say :)

Phoebe wrote:
June 27, 2009 at 4:01 PM

Thanks for reposting this! It's great to get more insight on the topic. :)


12 comments:

  1. I'm more likely to read something that a friend has recommended because they're more likely to know ME and understand what I like. I would NEVER have picked up the Twilight series on my own, but Lisa S. gave me all four books and I completely devoured them in 36 hours. She's loaning me the Sookie Stackhouse books now, which is another series I wouldn't have read on my own. A few other books are some my son has recommended and very, very occasionally I'll buy something on Amazon because I thought it looked interesting. But for the most part, I've heard about books from people that are close to me. :D

    ReplyDelete
  2. For the one I'm reading right now, Twenty Boy Summer, I probably heard about it from other bloggers or Sarah emailed me about it on Myspace. But I can't remember exactly how I heard about it. But usually, I either hear about books through other bloggers and authors. Or if I'm already following an author, I'll generally know about it through my own searching or reading of their website.

    I'm also a big fan of just browsing and finding random books that sound interesting, lol.

    ReplyDelete
  3. All about word of mouth. I rely on blogs and friend recommendations. Twitter is great to discuss a book, but it all comes down to the review that is longer than 140 characters.

    ReplyDelete
  4. Usually Goodreads... but I have been checking out a billion blogs lately and that's where I've been getting some nice recommendations too.

    ReplyDelete
  5. For me it's the author's website, Blogs, Goodreads, and publishers. I try to stay on top of what books are coming out so I visit various sites.

    ReplyDelete
  6. I've only been blogging for a couple of months now, but that's how I hear about 90% of the books I read/want to read.

    Before that, I would hear about books from work. I work at Chapters (the Barnes & Nobles of Canada), so I'd find lots of stuff that seemed interesting or that I'd want to read.

    But that wasn't an option on the poll, so I selected blog. :)

    ReplyDelete
  7. I find most of my books through the blogs and goodreads. And I go to Amazon sometimes to read reviews.

    ReplyDelete
  8. I used to get book ideas from a lot of places, but mainly the library...nowadays though, it's all about the blogs. I'm reading a lot and I hear about different ones this way. Sometimes it's the author's website, but usually it's first seen on a blog for me.

    ReplyDelete
  9. For me, working in a bookstore, we see the lists of books that are going to be published and the reps talk about those they think will do well. Of course I also read many blogs and find so many more recommendations there

    ReplyDelete
  10. Great topic! I brought it up on my blog with a link to it as well!

    (http://readergirlreviews.blogspot.com/)

    I find out about them a TON on blogs. Like I don't know how the first people find them, but I always hear about them on twitter or blogs.

    xoxoxo

    ReaderGirl Reveiws

    ReplyDelete
  11. Thanks for reposting this! It's great to get more insight on the topic. :)

    ReplyDelete
  12. I have had so many great recommendations from YOU! You were the one that urged me to read Twilight, and that opened the door to lots of other great YA books. My TBR list is very long, just from looking into your favorite authors.

    I find out about new books in all sorts of ways - friend recommendations, "If you liked" recommendations on Amazon and Paperback Swap, articles and author websites. I look to see who have won Romance awards, too.

    Just finished If I Stay, which I think I first heard about from you. Wonderful book.

    ReplyDelete

We would love to see what you have to say :)

Movie Maven wrote:
June 29, 2009 at 2:50 PM

I have had so many great recommendations from YOU! You were the one that urged me to read Twilight, and that opened the door to lots of other great YA books. My TBR list is very long, just from looking into your favorite authors.

I find out about new books in all sorts of ways - friend recommendations, "If you liked" recommendations on Amazon and Paperback Swap, articles and author websites. I look to see who have won Romance awards, too.

Just finished If I Stay, which I think I first heard about from you. Wonderful book.


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SCOTT WESTERFELD
Kepler's in Menlo Park
Monday, September 26 @ 7pm

SCOTT WESTERFELD
Copperfield's in Santa Rosa
Tuesday, September 27 @7pm

LISA McMANN
Kepler's in Menlo Park
Wednesday, September 28 @ 7pm

DAVID ARNOLD in conversation with JANDY NELSON

Books Inc. in Palo Alto
Wednesday, September 28 @ 7pm

OCTOBER

LEIGH BARDUGO

Linden Tree Books in Lost Altos
Sunday, October 2 @ 4pm
(there are very specific rules for this event so please visit the link and check it out beforehand)

ANNE BISHOP
Hicklebee's in San Jose
Sunday, October 2 @ 7pm

MELISSA DE LA CRUZ

Kepler's hosted event at Redwood Shores Library
Wednesday, October 5 @ 7pm

RICHARD PECK
Hicklebee's in San Jose
Wednesday, October 5 @ 3pm

MICHAEL DI MARTINO in conversation with GENE LUEN YANG
Kepler's in Menlo Park
Monday, October 10 @ 7pm

LitQuake YA Sci-Fi/Fantasy Panel: TIM FLOREEN, PARKER PEEVYHOUSE, TRICIA STIRLING, TRACI CHEE
The Sports Basement in San Francisco
Thursday, October 13 @ 7pm

MARGARET STOHL
Kepler's in Menlo Park
Friday, October 14 time TBA

KRISTEN CAST and P.C. CAST
Borderlands Books in San Francisco
Sunday, October 16 @ 3pm

MARIE LU
Mrs. Dalloway's North Branch of the Berkeley Public Library
Tuesday, October 18 @ 6:30

MATTHEW KIRBY
Hicklebee's in San Jose
Tuesday, October 18 @ 7pm

MARIE LU

Kepler's in Menlo Park
Wednesday, October 19 @ 7pm

JENNIFER NIVEN, BRENNA YAVANOFF, TERESA TOTEN and KATHLEEN GLASGOW
A Great Good Place For Books
Friday, October 21 @ 7pm

RACHEL COHN & DAVID LEVITHAN

NYMBC event Books Inc. in San Francisco
Saturday, October 22 @ 2pm

JENNIFER NIVEN, BRENNA YAVANOFF, TERESA TOTEN and KATHLEEN GLASGOW

Hicklebees's in San Jose
Saturday, October 21 @ 7pm

NYMBC Presents: KIERSTEN WHITE, ARWEN ELYS DAYTON & JESSICA CLUESS
Books Inc. Laurel Village in San Francisco
Tuesday, October 25 @ 7pm

JAY KRISTOFF, AMIE KAUFMAN, KIERSTEN WHITE, ARWEN ELYS DAYTON & JESSICA CLUESS
Kepler's in Menlo Park
Wednesday, October 26 @ 7pm

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SJ KINCAID Book Launch for THE DIABOLIC

Hicklebee's in San Jose
Tuesday, November 1 @ 7pm

JAY ASHER

Rakestraw in Danville
Wednesday, November 2 @ 7pm

TARA SIM book launch for TIMEKEEPER
Kepler's in Menlo Park
Wednesday, November 2 @ 7pm

JAY ASHER
Copperfields's in Petaluma
Thursday, November 3 @ 7pm

KRISTEN-PAIGE MADONIA, TAMARA IRELAND STONE
Books Inc. in Palo Alto
Wednesday, November 9 @ 7pm

GORDON JACK

Kepler's in Menlo Park
Wednesday, November 9 @ 7pm

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