No, all you book smellers I’m not talking about actually tasting books. I’m basically talking about expanding the beta reading process.
I just read an article about authors not doing this. And publishers not doing this. And how they should. But I think otherwise.
This article talks about having readers from the book’s target audience advance read the book for the purposes of editing and rewriting. Not for the purposes of promotion. You’re talking untrained eyes having a hand in the decision-making process. These readers might know what they like, but that doesn’t mean they know what REALLY makes a book great. It’s ridiculous.
And sure there are publishers and Amazon doing things like this, but we still don’t know how successful they’ve been. At least I haven’t heard anything.
What do you think of authors “taste-tasting” their books?