Author Signings: A Reader’s Viewpoint — Ep 13, The Writers’ Podcast

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In this episode of The Writers’ Podcast, we’re wrapping up our interviews from Once Upon a Book with our spotlight on the reader’s view of author signings benefits.

We sat down with Ashley Cestra, a prolific reader and big supporter of Indie authors.

Ashley provided great insights from a reader’s viewpoint and shared her experiences and opinions on everything from author interactions to writing enticing book blurbs.

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5 comments

  1. I enjoyed Ashley’s interview as much or more as some of the author interviews! As a reader, I only know what I like. But some of her comments really made me think about why I like certain things more than others. I laughed about the blurbs. No author has ever said they like writing blurbs. None. But I also agree there, too, that a blurb should not be a summary of the book. I want some mystery to be there instead of anticipating a moment that was already given away on the back cover of a book. Great interview!

    1. I don’t know . . . I think from now on I’ll just write something like: “There are people in here and stuff’s gonna happen to them, OMG!” because . . . ugh, blurbs! lol But yes, as an author I enjoyed hearing from a reader . . . I guess as a reader, you did too as a camaraderie thing? #StandAgainstAuthors ? lol Nah, she was very insightful for sure! Love Ashley! 😀

      1. I just thought it was pretty neat and helpful that she is so specific about what she likes to read in a blurb. Of course, I would buy anything you wrote, even if you did write a blurb like the one you mentioned above. I’d be jumping up and down, screaming, “Yes! I’ll take two!”

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