Teasers and Sample Chapters

misspfinalOver at Quirk Books, they’ve posted the first three chapters of Ransom Riggs’ debut novel Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children, and it got me to thinking: how often do free samples or teasers influence your decision to buy a book?

For my part, my decision to buy books is usually influenced by what I’ve heard about the author or the book itself, i.e. reviews or chatter on the blogosphere. Most of the time, that’s enough for me to decide to buy the book, without reading a single word of it. I guess I’m not a browser — if I walk into a bookstore, it’s to make a purchase, not see what strikes my fancy.

But that’s me. How do you find the next book you want to buy? Are you influenced by teasers? Sing out in the comments.

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