Good question, Goodreads

Have I ever told you how much I enjoy Goodreads, the social media site for readers of books?

I’m far from the most prolific reader going around, but I’d like to think my regular reviews help to inform other readers. I read in and outside the genre I write in, and I try to be positive in my feedback.

Goodreads also allows author’s pages, where I can spruik my own books.of future material.

A word of warning though. When I get requests to befriend someone I always peruse their lists of books read, looking for common ground. I’ve lost count of the requests from fellow authors who have zero books on their lists. How can that be? If they haven’t read any books, how they possibly write them? If these authors think I’m going to buy their book via this liaison, they are very much mistaken. These would-be friends go straight into the trash can.

One of the features I like at Goodreads is the Q&A, whereby we can ask author questions.

My latest query asks: How much of your life is reflected in your stories? Do you draw from people you know?

My answer is at
https://www.goodreads.com/author/5323169.John_Martin/questions

 

One thought on “Good question, Goodreads

  1. Glad we’re GR friends, John. Wishing you the best with your publishing. If you’d like to get to know me a bit, I’m a soon-to-be self-published author reaching out to people who are as passionate about books as I am. My blog: HappinessBetweenTails.com – da-AL

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