Source: Fantastical Andrew Fox, May 2012
What do some, but not all, readers want?
- a sense of community; the ability to share their love of particular books with others
- the joy and excitement of stumbling upon an interesting book they had no prior knowledge of
- the ability to communicate and interact with their favorite writers
- the ability to combine the acts of reading and book browsing with other pleasurable pastimes, such as eating and drinking, listening to music, or hearing a lecture
- beautiful, durable editions of favorite works, which are pleasing to the eye, nose, and hand
What do writers want?
- time to write
- opportunities and guidance to improve their work
- an audience
- opportunities to earn money from their work
- the appreciation of their peers and critics
What do some, but not all, writers want?
- the opportunity to write full-time
- control over the editing, formatting, and presentation of their work
- opportunities to interact directly with their readers
- opportunities to collaborate with other writers
- opportunities to promote themselves, their works, and works by other writers whom they admire and enjoy