This is about Goodreads. Personally I find it a total pain to use. The whole site is not very straight-forward and it’s downright cumbersome.
I often want to write the person who runs the site and tell them to take Amazon lessons. Now I ask you, is there any site easier to handle than Amazon! I’ve never been asked to update my password or been kicked off. Maybe that’s because Amazon wants you to spend money. LOL
Goodreads is a great way to connect with authors, I think. It does break it down into genres and that helps but I hate that when you post a blog etc you can’t attach pictures. I’m a very picture person.
And if you are an author you can run ads and giveaways. That’s great and helps get readers interested in your books. I like that you can get friends and have your own bookshelf and do reviews…love the review part.
In fact I get more reviews on Goodreads than Amazon!
If you don’t have a ton of money to spend I wonder if the ads on Goodreads are worth it.
Did you ever buy a book from an ad that you see on Goodreads? Have you ever connected with an author though Goodreads from the contests or ads or group recommendations and suggestions ? Do you belong to any of the cozy groups on Goodreads?
And most of all what suggestions do you have for an author using Goodreads? Since it’s hard to post a comment here if you could email DuffyBrown@DuffyBrown.com I’d really appreciate it and I’ll send you Lethal In Old Lace tote!
Thanks for the help.