By Guest Blogger, Dan Poynter, The Book Futurist
What do book readers want? What are they willing to pay for? What are the hot subjects? What should you write?
Right on your desktop, you have access to the world’s largest library: the Internet.
At Amazon, there is more than just buying books. Amazon has replaced Books in Print for bibliographic data and periodical book review pages for reviews.
At Amazon, you have the benefit of hearing from many book readers not just a single book critic. (And most Amazon reviewers actually read the book. And they buy it) (:
To determine what to write, look for books at Amazon as closely positioned to your idea as possible. Ask yourself, if someone bought this other book would they be a good candidate to purchase mine?
Read the many reviews on these other books. It will soon become apparent what readers like and what they don’t like. What readers want and what they don’t want.
Now you know which subjects to cover in your book and which to leave out.