Publishers: The Should's and Should Not's
Over my time reading I haven't ever put a lot of thought into what I think about publishers and how they market and things. Recently I've started paying more attention as I've started reading a wider variety of books from various publishers and independent authors. So we'll see how many thoughts I have to share today.
While I don't tend to pay attention to covers all that much, one thing that I definitely thing is a Should Not is switching cover styles part way through a series. So many people collect their favorite series' and I think this is just kind of a turn off for them when they can't have a matching set. And the thing is, the publishers would probably end up making more of a profit if they released the original covers and then the new and improved ones because those who already love the series would probably go buy the new ones too. And it opens up to a new audience.
One thing that I do really like publishers doing is having previews on their sites and allowing authors to write blogs and share snippets of their projects on social media. It's always nice to get the first few chapters early or to read about what the author is experiencing with a certain character/story. I love going through twitter and seeing posts from authors answering questions about their stories, it's a really nice way to show readers that they are appreciated.
Those are really the only things I can think of right now that I have a specific opinion about. What do you think? Are there certain things you do or do not like that publishers tend to do? Let me know.