Monday, June 27, 2011

Why I Don't Read Snippets, Teasers, Etc.

Okay, by now we should all be perfectly aware that I'm weird.  Today I'd like to talk about my weird thing about not reading posted snippets and teasers.  I mean, if you've posted some advanced chapters on your blog, I'll scroll right past them.  (Unless you're asking for crit help, then I'll help if I can, but that's another post.)  I don't want to know.  Seriously.

You see, chances are if I'm already reading your blog or visiting your website, I plan on buying your book.  And I hate...  HATE... hate finding out anything about your story before I have your book in my hot little hands and can read the whole damn thing.  I want the mystery of discovering your book page by page.

Of course, I realize I'm strange.  Most people don't want to read books that way, and that's fine.  Hell, when I get published (someday, maybe) I'll post teasers and snippets just like everyone else.  Read away.  Just don't feel bad if I don't comment on snippets you post.  It doesn't mean I don't like your work.  It means I like it so much I want to savor the experience.

How do you feel about snippets and teasers? 


  1. I don't mind them - and they do sometimes make me want to read the book sooner rather than later. Maybe they should be on a website page versus on a blog, with a link, that way the reader can decide whether or not to check it out!!

    BTW - loved the pictures of Max you had up recently :) And great job on getting to work on the editing portion of you NANO novel!!

  2. I'm fine with teasers for novels (unless they give away a MAJOR plot point). What I hate are trailers for movies! Sometimes they reveal all the parts that make the movie worth seeing. Annoying.

  3. No! That so makes sense! I do the same thing about a book I'm anticipating a lot, skip the teasers or chapters or whatever. Same with shows I'm really excited about. I don't want to see any teasers or anything!

  4. I actually feel the same way you do. So ironic... especially considering I posted an excerpt today. :) But I don't even like watching movie trailers - I don't want any hint of what's to come!