Come on, fess up! We all do it! I have rooms of books because of it. Lack of space is why I turned to an e-reader. Why do we do it though? Why do we feel this need to nab that book when we have about forty others we need to read? Okay so we all know it’s more than forty others we need to read, I was trying to make it sound not that bad 🙂
For me, it can be many things. If I fall in love with the cover, I’ve been known to impulse buy just based on that. If I’m feeling guilty about my choice to impulse buy, sometimes I’ll check out the synopsis but it usually never gets as far as me needing to download the sample. I read samples when I first got into the e-reading world, and I don’t really know why I stopped!
Free and discounted books add to my impulsive book buying habit. Who doesn’t like a good cheap read? Sometimes we get things we wouldn’t otherwise read. I’ve found that some indie authors I’ve read are a million times better than anything I’ve read published by the big publishers.
Community I think adds to my impulse buying too. I’ve met a lot of authors since I got my e-reader. I started promoting them because of it and this whole site idea came from that. Are you more likely to impulse buy if you know the author?
What makes you impulse buy?