Is it the idea, the imagination of the thing? Is it the author’s style of writing, crisp and concise to intricate and elegant? Is it the polishing work that should happen once the writing is done, from editing, proofreading, cover design, formatting, etc.? Is it a combination of all of the above or some other combination of factors?
We are all, for the most part, readers too. What makes a book a good book for you as the reader? If you weigh in on what makes you want to buy a book, and then later write a great review of that book, we can all benefit from understanding what the reader’s perspective means in terms of what we need to do as authors to write, promote, and sell good books. Another way authors can help authors, by sharing what works for you: What makes a book a GOOD book?