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Fantasy author would appreciate some help

Hi everyone,

I'm very happy to say that I've recently had my debut novel published and would love to swap thoughts and opinions on what makes a compelling read. Obviously, some of my motivation is market research, but if I don't ask people who are interested in fantasy books who can I ask! With this in mind, what do you think attracts a potential reader? Would it be the front cover like mine at the link below or is it more likely to be on the strength of the synopsis? Just how important is the cover art and what really determines our decision to invest the time to actually sit down and read a book? As a new author, I feel these questions are very important, so any insights you can give will be greatly appreciated. It may help me not to make the same mistakes if I ever get around to writing another one!

Submitted by MJH, posted on Tuesday April 01, @03:29PM

Re: Fantasy author would appreciate some help

Whoops, forgot to add the link!

http://hometown.aol.co.uk/markjohnhockley/myhomepage/mywork.html

by MJH on Tuesday April 01, @03:36PM

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