I have a very specific method for finding my next book and it's the same everytime. I first go down the ones ranking hightest on Amazon in my prefered genres, then I check out the "Hot New Releases", and then my favorite authors. It all got me to wondering, am I the only person that shops like this?
Over the past few years, I have come to loathe going into the bookstore at my local mall. I would prefer a visit to a dentist that employed nothing but the most frightening of clowns than to have to step inside its walls. I posted on my blog about the hell that was my last trip. There are a few indie stores here that I go to for my rare paperback, but for my Kindle books...Well, Amazon is my one stop shop.
So, I'm curious, am I the only one that has a set method for finding my next book purchase? Do you only shop from the bestseller list? What about new releases? Do you shop online or only in bookstores? Do you prefer to have your favorite author email you when their next book is available? How much do you think those methods say about us as readers?