Saturday, April 21, 2018

GoodReads Activity

Greetings Pups,

So, I've spent all week talking about books. May as well end said week by talking about a place where many people go to talk about books (for better or worse) GoodReads.

A weird thing happened earlier this year. My author page on the GoodReads finally got a few followers. Of course, I have to credit that with the House of Leaves book club I joined on Facebook, since I posted my link on someone's comment for some reason. I think they were specifically asking for it, though trying to remember at this point would be, well, pointless. So, since I now have some people following me there, I am entertaining the possibility of giving them a reason to do so.

Apparently, one can start a blog on the page that bears their name. I know I already have a blog - this one - but over there I will be forced to talk about books. Believe it or not, I've never actually done a review on that site. Sure, I've given stars many times (still no 1/2 stars!) but I have never written a review of a book on the GoodReads website. Why? I have no idea. Maybe because I was doing it over here. Or maybe because I didn't want certain authors to attack me if I think their book isn't the best thing since War and Peace. Yeah, apparently that's a thing that some authors do, I've heard. I won't mention names, so you can look that up on your own. Rest assured, I am not one of them. Anyway, it can't be the worst idea to spread around my bookish opinions.

Speaking of books and GoodReads and me, I may also have to pull my own books from there very soon. At least those editions. You see, when I am granted some kind of financial miracle, I will be repackaging my past books to make them look a bit more professional, same as with my upcoming books. And by more professional, I mean I may actually seek some outside help from people who know what they're doing. See, when I first self-published, I had no idea what I was doing, and it shows. I still barely know what I'm doing. I think I may have mentioned this before, but as it has been so long since I've posted, I may have understandably forgotten. But hopefully, with some help, many kinds of help, I can pull this off.

So, even though I have my issues with GoodReads (like the 1/2 star thing I mentioned!), it may be a decent idea to take advantage of their services as an author and see if it does any good. Here's hoping. Oh, and happy reading.

Love and full moons,
Becky the Writer

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