Sunday, April 13, 2008
I am interested in hearing from people who might be willing to act as an ebook 'secret shopper'. I am looking for a few people who are fairly regular readers of erotic romance ebooks and are not authors or aspiring authors. I would ask you to buy a book of your choice from a particular publisher, and then fill out a short survey about the shopping experience and what you thought of the book (survey to be filled out within three months of purchase). In return we will reimburse the cost of the book up to $15 and post your experiences anonymously to this blog. I would hope that secret shopper experiences might be informative for both customers and authors in seeing how a press is seen by a typical customer. If you are interested please email me at veinglory at gmail.com. If you would like to suggest which publishers we should look at first please post a comment here.
Edited to add: I have a couple of volunteers. But if you are really keen and in a different time zone I can make a note of more volunteers for later. Now I really need some suggestions about which presses to try, perhaps focusing on some of the new publishers on the scene?