Tami Dee and I have been on-line friends for years, members of the same fellowship of authors that is evident in my friend list on Facebook, the "likes" on my author page, on Goodreads, Twitter and viewing, joining and providing guest interest on this blog.
The current wisdom is that authors today do much of their book promotion through these electronic media. That we are all selling to each other is not typically discussed.
It is true that authors are typically readers. This may be even more true of authors of romance than of other genres. I know it is possible for me to read one or two books a day when my schedule allows the time. Perhaps it is a good thing to market to other authors.
On the other hand, I know that my Kindle downloads today exceed what I have actually had time to read by almost 40 books. I love to read, but I also love to write and right now I need to somehow balance the two.
I am not yet making the kind of money as an author that would allow me to buy all the titles that catch my eye as I puruse the titles at my publisher's website http://stores.desertbreezepublishing.com/StoreFront.bok
I am, however, buying and reading all I can because I enjoy this fellowship and I know that there is support, advice and friendship growing between us as we go about our work as authors. I enjoy all genres and sub-genres of work, so reading the science fiction, speculative fiction, young adult, suspense and Christian books of romance is very satisfying. Getting to know the authors of these works is even more satisfying.
And best of all, I have discovered some very fine authors right in my own publishing house whose work makes me proud for them and for all of us.
Thanks, new friends!