- Reading a great review on the book
- High profile marketing
- A beautiful cover
- An endorsement from a favorite author
- A back cover blurb that hooks
- The genre, setting, time period fall within the category we love most
As we're striving to publish our first books, we have to give weight to the break-in factor if we hope to establish a readership. Now I'm certainly not advocating that we all drop our WIPS and start writing Amish fiction. But I am learning I must evaluate what is most marketable within my genre and begin there.
What factors make you take a chance on a book? Have you thought about how those factors apply to your WIP? Will your book attract a large enough readership?