What is the authors purpose of a book?
Books are written for a variety of reasons and the authors "purpose" will more likely then not change from novel to novel.
Some authors write only for the profit/ financial gain.
Others for the fame and recognition.
Some write in the hopes of inspiring others to read.
An excellent example of this would be Eric Walters. A novelist targeting children ages 11+, he was originally a grade 5 teacher- and many of his students HATED to read. Because of this, Mr. Walters, wrote a book that appealed specifically to his students- giving them something to read and enjoy listening to. Since then he has successfully written and published over a dozen novels.
More sophisticated writers may write to try to evoke a deep sense of emotion, universal one-ness, or to evoke thought in the reader.
Catcher in the Rye would be one such book- as one could argue that the author wanted to make people think about sincerity in society VS "phonies" etc.
The purpose of a book, arguably, is to communicate an idea to an audience while allowing for individual interpretation and the use of the imagination.
After reading a book, if we still have to recognize the purpose of it's author in writing that book, it is only logical to assume that the book did not serve it's purpose and that the book is a bad one, unfit for human attention. A skilled author would know how to convey his message. When we have read a good book, it's purpose and message would have enveloped us as the coldness of mist…
authors write to entertain their viewers. They can write to make a clear purpose like to inform narrate entertain or explain. For example percy jackson and the olypian's author, rick riordan, wrote the book to entertain books like weather are made to inform and a book like how to fish is to explain how to fish. A kid can write a story to narrate not neccesarily only authors write
The purpose's are to entertain, persuade, and to inform. An entertaining purpose would be a fiction book like Brown Bear by Eric Carl, or one of the books in the Twilight series by Stephanie Meyer. An example of persuasion would be an essay trying to get somebody to do something. An informative purpose would be a book that had no opinion, and just basically facts, like a book about an animal, historian, inventor, etc.