Why Did You Buy That Book?

Nobody reads a mystery to get to the middle, Mickey Spillane, Lynette M Burrows. . . They read it to get to the end.

If it’s a letdown, they won’t buy anymore.

The first page sells that book.

The last page sells your next book.

— Mickey Spillane 

 

Do you agree with Mr. Spillane? Do you read the first page before you buy a book? Have you ever bought a book because of the last page of a book?

 

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