Rory is asking;
What Motivates your eBook buying decisions?
What buyer type are you?
Decisive – Indecisive – Reticent – Hesitant – Pondering – Thoughtful – Undecided?
Mostly decisive. Sometimes I am not sure then I download a sample and see if I like it or not.
What buying decisions do you undertake when looking to purchase a new eBook? Are you influenced by any of the following and if so – which ones and why?
Positioning – from author rank to location on sales site?
Nopes, it doesn’t affect my decision.
Price – how much are you willing or do you expect to pay for an eBook or do you not buy eBooks and if so – why this option?
Definitely a factor. There are some authors I follow, so I will buy their book at whatever price. But others I will buy if it is affordable.
Description of the book content?
Book Title – does this influence you at all?
A little bit. When buying a new author’s book I download a sample first.
Cover – does it matter if the cover looks cheap, or if it is coloured or bland?
On kindle, I don’t even see the cover except for 5 seconds. So it definitely doesn’t matter.
Reviews – do you read or even leave reviews? Do you read the reviews others have left? Are you influenced by these?
If it is someone new, I do check the reviews. I always rate the book on good reads. I may have written a review or two.
Do you look for collections, or sets or are you happy with one offs?
I like series of books. One set of characters carrying one story further. I have read a lot of trilogies.
Does the length of a book bother you? Are you looking for short or long content?
It depends upon the book. If it is good, the longer the better. But if it is so-so, better be short or I might abandon it in the mid.
Author – Do you need to know the author or are you happy to go with unknowns?
I usually stick to the ones I know. That’s why I have read almost all the books by my favorite authors. In fact, I would love some suggestions for good authors. I like reading spy thrillers, historical romances, and murder mysteries.
Recommendations – if someone you know has suggested a book, do you follow that up?
I do usually. Unless I forget!
Needs met – do you only buy books to meet your needs or books that feed and fuel your desires?
Needs, desires aren’t they the same?
I don’t need books per sé, no exams to pass no one to impress. I like reading books so it will come under desire.