How do you find new authors to read? Do you get recommendations from publishers, other authors, or fans? What are you reading now?
At this point, publishers send me a ton of books -- anywhere from ten to forty books a week -- because they want me to blurb the books or because I'm spotlighting the author on the "Big Idea" feature on my site. So I don't really have to work hard to find new authors. They literally show up at my door on a daily basis.
With that said, one of my favorite things to do (still) is to go to a bookstore and just wander around and check out what's on the shelves. You can't beat that for serendipitous discovery.
Reading now: "The Story of the Jews" by Simon Schama.