Who is best at choosing a good read?
Obviously we think readers are - especially book groups who meet regularly to discuss the parts of a novel that moved them or simply left them stalled.
We've been asking book groups to choose what we put to print for five years now and we've been more than pleased with their ability to spot a good plot. So we're calling on those within the publishing industry to join our book groups in reading the five finalists in the Hookline Novel Competition. Specifically, we're asking booksellers. You work at the coal face of publishing, where the end product of all that editorial work rises to the surface.
We are keen to learn if your professional viewpoint differs greatly from that of the amateur book readers.
I can email you PDFs of the five works or send them to you in paperback format.
Booksellers, we want you!