Why Did You Buy That Book?

Why did you buy that book? Because of the first page?
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 any more.

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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