Will readers like your book?
What is the deciding factor?
I often ask avid readers to fill in the blank: “I like books that are _________.”
Some common answers are:
Have lots of action.
Have zany characters.
Easy to read.
Are about animals and their masters.
It all boils down to this: Readers like books that are relatable.
There has to be a connection between the character and story for the reader.
In-Laws and All: A Survival Guide may appeal to those adjusting to the initial years of marriage.
A few years ago, third and fourth Graders couldn’t wait to get their hands on Tales of a Fourth Grade Nothing.
Fifty Shades of Grey readers might share with you what they were hoping for while they were in the check-out line at Barnes and Noble…
Those going through painful divorces may be compelled to read An American Marriage.
Christians snapped up copies of the Left Behind series a decade ago.
Would-be soccer stars may find Soccer Shootout inspiring.
When you use your style, your unique twist, your distinctive point-of-view to make your writing relatable for your readers, they will be able to say, “Yes. That’s the kind of book I like.”