from the other day about what I look for in ebooks and new books....
Today I was on another site that I write short stories for. There was a discussion about Gor and the author of that series. I participated in the conversation since I've read some of those books. I made my thoughts known, and someone else mentioned "If you loved Gor you will Love David Weber!"
So what do I do, go to Baen's site to see what's up there. I see that he's got several books out, like 50 or something, and then I look on Wikipedia about the author and the series of books.
Next, I plug "David Weber" into IsoHunt and pulled up three different torrents that are sci-fi ebook torrents, and so I set them to download ONLY the stuff by David Weber, and I plan on reading the start of the various series. I figure between three different torrents that it should get all the books, and if not all of them, at least the most popular.
I'll read three or four books, determine if I like the series/author and then decide whether or not to keep the rest and to buy them in the future.
While waiting, I plan on going around and checking on the book series and the author.
That's how I find new series these days.