One of the best ways for a writer to improve is to read. And choosing books in your particular genre is a great place to start. On a recent trip to our local Barnes & Noble, I was happy to find an entire bookshelf dedicated to my genre: cozy mysteries. Not only that, but the top shelf had several culinary cozies facing front to allow their great covers to attract readers. For those unaware, I specialize in writing such tasty novels.
The marketing ploy worked. I spent more than a few dollars on this trip. The bad news was I could not take well-composed photos of the covers. The good news was the customers taking the books off the shelf were the reason my camera work was rushed. If you have to have a problem, too many customers is a good problem to have, I guess.
If you are looking for a good read or two, and you can’t wait until my novel is published, try one of these!