Do you find that to be true for you? I confess I often don't pay attention, but when it comes to media, I think that's true.
For example: I really didn't pay any attention to Harry Potter when it came out. Only when I'd heard the name 6-7 times did I really notice it. And still it took several more times before I decided to read it. That also goes for Hunger Games. I joined the blogosphere right before Catching Fire came out. 6-7 reviews later, I decided to buy both books.
Very,very rarely do I hear something one time and decide to risk my money on it.
I hope that is the case with my book. One comment I'm seeing a lot on the blog tour is, "I'm hearing a lot about this book lately. I'll have to check it out." This comment makes my heart soar, because guess why they're hearing a lot? Because we are spreading the news! We are hyping it up, a good three weeks before it is released!
And that, folks, is why a blog tour is so important. Today is blog tour stop #7. I hope I'm influencing people.