How do you find new books?

The Goodreads giveaway for The Griever’s Mark closed last night, and I was blown away by the success of it. After running for 3 weeks, the giveaway got 959 entries! Considering that I was hoping for/expecting more like 200, this is amazing to me. You can see I’ve got a mighty stack of boxes to ship out.



Hopefully this will help spread the word about the book and generate a few more reviews. GM is still up on NetGalley for bloggers to request for review, and it’s solidly in the top half of the most requested sci-fi/fantasy books–pretty cool considering it’s up against a lot of books from established writers getting backed by big publishers. GM has gotten two reviews from NetGalley readers so far, and I’m thrilled to say they were both awesome reviews.

Question for readers: What helps you find new books? Reviews? Recommendations from friends? Ads? Interviews? Browsing? (If it’s browsing, how do you browse for them?) I certainly don’t want to be one of those pushy authors who tries to throw books at people (I hate that and suspect everyone else does too), but I do want to help readers find me. Any thoughts on this would be most welcome!

Have a great week and thanks for reading!


  1. I just started your book last night and it was so good I had to look you up to see what else you’d written. Congrats on having Griever’s Mark do so well! 🙂

    Anymore I mostly find books by reviews written by friends. I find some randomly looking through Goodreads, Amazon, and Netgalley. There is no rhyme or reason to my browsing, so I’m afraid I can’t really help you there.

    I was first attracted to your book by your cover, (I have a pretty cover weakness!) and your blurb caught me. I love cool magic systems and complex fantasys. I hope your book continues to do well! 🙂

    • Katherine :

      Thanks so much for taking a chance on a new, unknown book–I am SO glad you’re enjoying it!

      Thanks for sharing your thoughts on book finding; I’d saying my habits are about the same as yours. And I, too, have a cover weakness. 🙂 Glad to hear the cover of The Griever’s Mark caught your eye.

      Thanks again, and I’m looking forward to hearing more of what you think of GM once you’ve finished it (including any critique, of course!).


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