Now that I think about it, publishers do affect the books that I read. For example, when I see books published by HarperCollins, Macmillan, or Penguin in Barnes and Noble or Amazon.com, I tend to buy their books compared to a lesser known publisher. I think the books that I read are mostly from these publishers: (in order) Penguin, HarperCollins, Scholastic, Random House, HarlequinTeen, Macmillan, Simon & Schuster, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, etc. Although publishers have an influence of which books I pick, I do not based my decision entirely on them. I’m one of those people who will pick up a book based on its ratings and of course, the lovely cover (yeah I’m guilty of judging a book by its cover).
—WHAT ABOUT YOU?—
Do publishers have an influence on which books you choose to purchase (even if it’s just a small influence)? If so, which publishers are they? If not, why?