Cynthia from Goodreads, explains the difference between “Friends” and “Followers” for authors on Goodreads, plus a few other helpful tips. The Friends/Followers thing was definitely something I didn’t know.
And if you’re an author with a book and you’re not on Goodreads, put it up on your to do list. It’s a great place for any reader and any author.
Source: Goodreads | Authors & Advertisers Blog Post: Best Practices for Building Followers on Goodreads
If you’re not on Goodreads, I highly recommend it. If you are and don’t get the newsletter, here is one I received recently that lays out some important things to do before publication.
Plus read farther down. In the author interview, Chuck mentions reading the “recent status updates.” I never knew what this was, but now that I do, I will definitely be reading and commenting on those. (apparently, sometimes readers make commen
ts on Goodreads about books they are reading and those comments are stored here. And you can comment on those comments.) It’s another great way to connect to readers!
I can’t say enough good things about Goodreads, really. And I want to thank Amazon for not messing it with it too much since they purchased it recently. Hopefully they know a good thing when they see it (and leave it alone!)
Author Newsletter – September 2014.