The Nitty Gritty Writing Podcast: Good Writing Fits Reader Expectations

The original title for this episode was “Good Marketing Gets You Readers, but Good Writing Keeps Them”, however the conversation quickly turns to how to cope with reader expectations. News came out this week that reader expectations and covers have even more to do with how many people finish books than previous thought. Check out the video and audio for Dave and Simon’s thoughts.


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3 thoughts on “The Nitty Gritty Writing Podcast: Good Writing Fits Reader Expectations

  1. To Dave’s point on Amazon’s search algorithm, prior searches are annoying if you are copy writing. Research for an article about Amish Romances or Motorcycle maintenance, for instance, and every search for a while clutters up the results with books in those categories.

    • I agree. I try to avoid the worst of it by doing some searches in another browser; that way I’m not logged into my account, so the only obscure things that slant the history are one’s I’ve bought.

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