Welcome to my Friday Five Challenge
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 we go…… in two days time its the Summer Solstice so I looked at books about this subject.
A volume which draws on the evidence of goddess worship and symbolism to present an explanation that reveals Stonehenge as a temple in honour of the goddess and her eternal fruitfulness, rather than an observatory or the product of complicated mathematics.
From the Author
The annual fertility celebration of the Marriage of the Gods
The ordering of the stones signify yoni and womb of the Earth Mother and allows her midsummer fertilisation by the Sun/ Sky Father to be witnessed by everyone inside and outside of the monument.
Price; £8.00 hardback or Paperback second hand issues from 1p + postage – not available for Kindle
First Edition printed 1997
Number of reviews; 1 x 5*
BUY or PASS?……. Pass
I thought I’d try a topical book and I do like the mystery which surrounds Stonehenge. My search threw up few books which were what I was looking for and this one was the cover that came close to my pre-conceived idea of a book I wanted.
Sadly the book was written a number of years ago and doesn’t look updated. I think if I was really looking for a book on the subject because I was researching it I might go for the second-hand copy option, but there wasn’t enough in the book description or the reviews to sway me to part with my money at the moment. I expect I could find more up to date information in a Google search of the internet.