I love to read. I’m sure you already knew that but you may not know how much I love to read. I have a book budget that is higher than my car note. But not only do I enjoy reading, I’m a fiction fan. There IS a difference.
A reader reads a book and might put it on a bookshelf to read again someday. If someone asks what they are reading, they share, but only if someone asks. Occasionally, they will write a review on Amazon, Good Reads, or other such website. But the main thing a reader does, is read.
A fan, on the other hand, is excited. They keep every book they’ve ever read. (That reminds me, I need more bookshelves.) They tell people about the book. The #1 reason a person purchases a book is a friend’s recommendation. The fiction fan also loves giving the book stars or thumbs up or some other review system. AND THEY COMMENT! Notice the all caps. Let me say it again: THEY COMMENT!
Writing is hard. Getting published is even harder. We pour our souls onto a page and share it with the world. It takes a lot of courage to place your heart and soul into a stranger’s hands and hope it will be well received. An author enjoys people buying their books. Seeing their name move up a list of best sellers is thrilling. But when he/she receives a good review, it’s mind-blowing. Someone enjoyed his/her soul-on-paper and took the time to tell others.
Now, let’s see if you’re a reader or if you’re a fiction fan. I put out a call to authors last week and was amazed by the response. I will feature a new book every Tuesday and occasionally a special edition Saturday post. If you look at the top of the page —->, you will see who’s coming up. Get your keyboard ready. I want to see the love.
Tell me, what makes YOU a fiction fan?