Musing Monday (March 9)

Today’s MUSING MONDAYS post is about new authors…

What is your policy when it comes to new authors? Do you feel comfortable purchasing a book or do you prefer to borrow new authors from the library? How often do you 'try out' a new author?

PLEASE LEAVE A COMMENT with either the link to your own Musing Mondays post, or share your opinion in a comment here (if you don’t have a blog). Thanks.




This question came out of my book shopping (okay, browsing, I didn't actually buy anything) with Wendy last week - so I suppose I should probably give her partial credit this week too. She was choosing over some books and ultimately went for the author she knew over the unknown one and it got me thinking about my own author reading.


Most of my books come in through the library anyway, so there's not that pressure to like a book I've paid good money for. When it comes to my book borrowing I'll pick out anything that sounds interesting, whether I know the author or not. So, while I do pick up a book if I recognise the name, I usually have two or three new authors each visit.


In the six months or so I've started to be careful in buying books as I simply don't have the space - I've yet to overcome my weakness for sales spindles and ops shops though! I'm far more inclined to buy books of authors that I am familiar with and already know I love, but if there's someone new that I've heard a good things of or a book that really catches my eye then I don't have a problem with the 'new author' status. I do like to buy someone new if I'm lucky enough to have a book voucher, because I figure it's book money I wouldn't usually have and so I have a little free range to experiment or buy something I wouldn't normally choose.

53 comments :

Jenners said...

I agree with you on this -- if I have limited money and am choosing between an author I know and an author I don't know, I would probably go for the one I am familiar with.

I have seen this Musing Mondays posts around and enjoyed them so much that I decided to participate for the first time this week. Here is the link to my post:

http://findyournextbookhere.blogspot.com/2009/03/musing-mondays-trying-new-authors.html

Jenners said...

Whoops ... wanted to make the link "clickable"

http://findyournextbookhere.blogspot.com/2009/03/musing-mondays-trying-new-authors.html

Melody said...

Here's mine.

Happy Monday!

Matt said...

My answer is up.

New authors are like new credit card holders. They have to build up their credits.

Bluestocking said...

Here in mine

Kate Karyus Quinn said...

It is still Sunday here, but I wanted to get a head start on mine, so here it is: my monday musing.

D Dubs said...

I love taking a risk with a new author! There are very few authors that I would consider buying multiple books from, so I would most likely choose a new author over an old author any day.

http://www.ddubsreads.com/DDubsReads/Blog/Entries/2009/3/8_Musing_Mondays%3A_New_Authors.html

Nise' said...

Musing Mondays

NoBS said...

I'm up!

debbiesworld said...

I posted mine here: http://debbiesworld.wordpress.com/2009/03/08/musing-monday-march-9/

The Social Frog said...

Mine Is Up :)
http://thesocialfrog.com/?p=1479

wendy said...

Ha! Becca you make me laugh. the link to wendy on this post took me to a 'MEGA-SITE of Bible, Christian, church & religious information, sermons & studies'. Don't know what went wrong, it's actually quite helpful to me but may bit a bit confusing if it happens for others too! anyway my post ishere

Erika Lynn said...

My Musing

Marny said...

Here's mine:

http://marnythebookworm.blogspot.com/2009/03/musing-mondays-09-03-09.html

BooksPlease said...

My answer is here.

Jo said...

Mine is here

gautami tripathy said...

I explore new authors all the time!

Here is mine

Beth F said...

Mine's up now: here.

caite said...

wow! look at all the people postimg ahead of me! And it is so early here...
well, all good things come to those that wait and if you were waiting form my post, HERE IT IS!

caite said...

ignore all the typos in that comment...lol

Cathy said...

Here's mine!

Mary said...

And here's mine.

MizB said...

My post is up here.

Sherrie said...

Hi!
Mine is posted. You can see it here: JUST BOOKS: MUSING MONDAYS Have a great day!!

Sherrie

Smash said...

Good question - I'm very interested in other's answers on this one! Mine is here:

http://greatbooksandfreshcoffee.blogspot.com/2009/03/musing-mondays_09.html

writemeg said...

Happy Monday! My post is up:

http://writemeg.wordpress.com/2009/03/09/musing-mondays-new-authors/

Bobbi said...

Happy Monday! Here's my link:
My Muse and Me

Kathrin said...

Well, here's my post :-)
I liked the question a lot!

zetor said...

Mine is here, http://zetor-mogsblog.blogspot.com/2009/03/musing-mondays.html

Emily said...

good question! I love the risk of trying a new author.

http://worldinsidemyheadbookblog.blogspot.com/2009/03/musing-mondays-buying-new-authors.html

kaye said...

similar musings at my end, enjoy the meme

my musings are here ladygaladrielkj.blogspot.com/2009/03/monday-musings.html

Alison said...

I'm very cautious.

Kristi said...

Hello - participating for the first time - answer is here.

Marie said...

Here's mine!
http://www.bostonbibliophile.com/2009/03/musing-mondays.html

Lynne said...

Here's mine, along with a little extra.

Mish said...

Variety is the spice of life. Here's my first Musing.

~Kylee in CT said...

My March Musings.

Joseph said...

Thank you for hosting. Here is my musing answer.

Nan said...

Last week was my first week participating and I had so much fun that I'm back for more!
Here's mine: http://nanscorner.wordpress.com/2009/03/09/musing-mondays-march-9/
Nan

Susan said...

Here's my answer.

Yvonne said...

Mine is up

http://socratesbookreviews.blogspot.com/2009/03/monday-musings_09.html

purplg8r said...

Here are my thoughts:

http://purplg8r-somanybooks.blogspot.com/2009/03/musing-mondays-march-9-2009.html

tanabata said...

I played for the first time this week. My musings are here.

Shon said...

It's a day late, but here's my response:

http://memybookandthecouch.blogspot.com/2009/03/new-authors-what-is-your-policy-when-it.html

The Book Resort said...

Here's my first...

http://thebookresort.blogspot.com/2009/03/musing-mondays.html

DeSeRt RoSe said...

This is my post, I know I'm late :)

http://desertrosebooklogue.blogspot.com/2009/03/musing-monday-4.html

Florinda said...

First timer, and late to the party, but I liked this question so I thought I'd join in :-). My answer is in this post.

Literary Feline said...

My response is up.

JessicaLeigh said...

Here's mine!

okbolover said...

Great question!

Mine is up here

J.S. Peyton said...

Here's my answer! I love this question. =D

Lynne said...

This is a really good question. Glad you asked! LOL

Here's mine:

Lynne's Letters

Kathy said...

Here's my answer...

http://bagsbooksandbonjovi.blogspot.com/