Welcome to my Friday Five Challenge
Get yourself a cuppa and give yourself 5 minutes.
In today’s online shopping age, readers often base their buying decisions from small postage stamp size book covers (Thumb-nails), a quick glance at the book description and the review. How much time do they really spend making that buying decision?
AUTHORS – You often only have seconds to get a reader to buy your book, is your book cover and book bio up to it?
My Friday Five Challenge is this….. IN ONLY FIVE MINUTES….
1) Go to any online book supplier,
2) Randomly choose a category,
3) Speed through the book covers, choose one which has instantly appealed to your eye,
4) Read the book Bio/ Description for this book,
5) If there are reviews, check out a couple,
6) Make an instant decision, would you BUY or PASS?
Here goes… this week my category is LAD LIT
Did you even know this category existed?
This caught my eye because is basically CHICK LIT for men but I think women will enjoy it just at much and it looks fun
Book Price; £3.60 is pretty high for a competitive kindle price
‘Dan Taylor is Giving Up on Women is witty, warm-hearted and achingly real. Neal Doran has created a love story for our times that will make you laugh, cry and fall in love with Dan Taylor. I loved it!’ – Miranda Dickinson, bestselling author of Take a Look at Me Now and I’ll Take New York
Perpetually single Dan Taylor is so terrible at meeting women his own mother suspects he might be gay. So best friends — and smug married couple — Hannah and Rob insist he needs some serious man management. Taking matters into their own hands, they decide to make him their ‘Project’ and set to work on finding him a girlfriend — one that might actually stick around long enough to meet his mother.
A new wardrobe, a better haircut and a slick online profile later and an unwitting Dan is ready to be launched on the London dating scene. But miracles don’t just happen, and when he does achieve some success with women, it’s not in the way anyone expected.
Number of pages; 268
Reviews; A mix of 37 reviews, 22 of them 5* on Amazon.co.uk, had time to skim a couple and they said it was funny.
Would I BUY or PASS?…….PASS
Did that shock you? I like the sound of the book, I like fun books, the reviews make it sound good too, I liked the book description, but for me the price was key. The author may not have much say on price it looks like its from it got a Carina backing. If I saw it again on a price deal I would probably buy it. This book has the potential to grab the chicklit readers and younger male readers in their 20’s and early 30’s, so a double market potential.