Well, my selection criteria is a work in progress. Generally I’ll search around for some independently published book that sounds interesting, download a sample and see if it would be an enjoyable read. Sometimes it takes a lot of downloads ….
At this point I will be sticking to science fiction, fantasy and my particular favorite, ALTERNATE HISTORY/HISTORICAL FANTASY.
As you can tell I am making this up as I go…….
Authors – please remember, there is nothing personal in any of this criticism. As a writer myself I realize how hard it is to take (kind of like someone telling that your baby is ugly). But constructive criticism is the only way we improve as writers. And I will always strive to be fair. Plus, you know what they say about opinions….