Man, how I love Goodreads. Earlier today I was there and noticed someone (a complete stranger to me) liked my review of To Kill a Mockingbird. I noticed she was also an author so I sent her a few resources that help fellow authors getting familiar with the site. (They are re-posted here for those that are interested):
- Forbe's Author Branding Article
- My subreddit that has advice for authors
- An Author's Guide to Goodreads
- Marketing your books on Goodreads (a video author's guide)
- Goodreads presentation I gave at the 2014 Writer's Digest Annual Conference
It's great to live in a day an age when such interaction between authors and readers is possible. I'm often applauded by readers for being so "interactive" on sites like Goodreads and reddit, but the truth is I enjoy the interactions just as much (if not more so) than the readers.
Anyway, just wanted to provide the links in case it helped others, and to let people know that feedback (both good and bad) is always welcomed, whether it be in the form of an email, a private message on one of the forums, or even a review on Amazon, Audible, and Goodreads. Thanks to all those who have taken the time to post or write - it really "makes my day."