And I expect all of you to make it with me.
Here’s my New Year’s Resolution, and I’m making it a few days early so it doesn’t get lost in all the other resolutions.
Every time I buy a book in 2007, I will buy a second book to go with it. Or rather, I will buy one extra book every time I go to the bookstore.
This “extra” book will be by an author I haven’t read before. It may be a first book by a new author, or it may not. But the point is, whether the book was recommended to me or it just looked interesting, I’m not leaving the bookstore without at least one book by an author I haven’t read before.
I’ll try to focus on first books by new authors, but that isn’t always possible here, because we tend not only to get books after their US release, but sometimes not at all, and stores here don’t seem to carry back catalogs as much as they do in the states.
Anyway. I want all of you to do this with me. And spread it around. Those of us who are writers know how important it is to support new writers. Those of you who aren’t writers–it’s important. It’s important to try new authors, to buy their first books (new, not used).
So. You know how I sometimes do “Recommend a book day”s? I’m going to do them more regularly, and we’ll try specifically to recommend first books by new authors.
Anybody else want to participate?