QUESTION OF THE WEEK
July 7, 2013
How Do You Use Sites Like Goodreads?
This is a screenshot of my Goodreads page. I blurred my friends' names and profile pics. They do not actually look like that, I swear.
My answer: I’ve belonged to Goodreads for a couple of years, but you wouldn’t know it by looking at my page! I don’t utilize it as much as I could, or should. I mostly use it to keep track of my want-to-read list. One of my goals is to become more active on Goodreads. I don't have an author page (yet!), and I’m still trying to figure out the best way to use it as an author - how to connect with readers once my book comes out.
YOUR TURN: Lots of questions for you to answer today! To which book-centric social sites do you belong? What’s the best way authors can utilize these sites? Does being an author change the way you participate? Do you use your membership as a way to promote your own books or your “brand,” or do you use sites like Goodreads strictly as a reader?
P.S: I want more Goodreads friends! If you belong to Goodreads, send me a friend request!