From experience as a librarian,writer and observer of book buyers, that's not what happens.
I've seen the following happen:
- start at the back and look at the comments
- flick through to see how long the chapters are
- go to the introduction to learn about the author
I'd equate it to how people view houses for sale. Some are thinking about the plumbing, some about the garden and still others wondering how they can fit in all their ornaments.
And you need to consider how your writing can appeal to all of them.
This is a short extract from The Writer's Little Book... with Big Ideas. For more information on how to purchase this book please go to http://www.writerslittlebook.co.uk/