Would You BUY or PASS? #FridayFiveChallenge Australia Blues – A Scot at the Ashes by @StuartCroll

Welcome to my #FridayFiveChallenge anyone can join in, if you have a blog and want to post tag myself on Twitter @rosiamber1 or @terrytyler4, use the hashtag and we’ll help share.

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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?

(then write a little analysis about your decision)

I need to get my teenage, cricket mad son reading over the school summer holidays, so I headed for his favourite subject matter CRICKET

Australia Blues: A Scot at the Ashes

Find a copy here from Amazon.co.uk or Amazon.com

Stuart Croll and David Alexander are Scotsmen on a mission of international importance. As life-long cricket fans they are heading Down Under to watch the Ashes and cheering for England. Will they be welcomed by the Barmy Army? How do the Scots, Irish and Welsh feel about supporting the mighty, mighty England? Five cities, five five-day matches, fifty days on the road. What begins as a childhood ambition turns into an epic voyage through a rapidly changing Australia, set against the backdrop of a legendary Ashes series. Blending travelogue, sport, psychogeography, scurrilous opinion and with laughter on every page, AUSTRALIA BLUES packs a lot in to one suitcase and a carry-on bag. Always funny, genuinely enlightening, occasionally poignant a unique book that captures the highs and low of a tour of a distant land. With cameos from some of cricket s biggest names, Australia Blues gives the fans eye view of the exhausting experience of criss-crossing a vast continent with too little money, too little sleep and too much to drink.

Number of pages; 360

Price; Kindle £1.99 $3.13

Reviews; 13 reviews

Would I BUY or PASS? ……BUY


I need to find a book which will be a fun read for my son, he needs to be tempted to pick up this book, the book cover  says “FUN” to me, add the book description, my son is sporty and likes geography. The latest cricket Ashes is due to be played soon and I know he’ll be following it. I’m prepared to gamble on this purchase because the kindle price for 360 pages won’t put me too out of pocket if he refuses to read it. In fact I think I might sneak a read too! Outside of cricket loving nations and players I can see this book having limited appeal, but for now it’s a BUY from me, LOVE the cover.

Check out these links to other #FridayFiveChallengers


Cathy chose a #Thriller https://betweenthelinesbookblog.wordpress.com/2015/07/03/friday-five-challenge-would-you-buy-or-pass-follow-you-home-by-mark-edwards-fridayfivechallenge/

Shelley looked at #Selfhelp http://shelleywilsonauthor.com/2015/07/03/buy-of-pass-looking-at-self-help-and-cbt/

Terry chose OUTLAWS http://terrytyler59.blogspot.co.uk/2015/07/would-you-buy-or-pass-7.html



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