As an indie author who hadn't yet fully jumped in, I'm not sure how much this affects me. I'll have my secret sources verify this for me this week, but it seems that while Goodreads is a great place for readers to discover books and then their authors, most readers aren't sitting at the screen thinking, "Let me search Goodreads right now as a place to find the next big author in New Adult/Romance/Chick Lit/whatever." My read- and again I'm not the expert- is that your book already needs a little traction from readers- or just one reader- before it can start genuinely taking off there. But maybe I'm wrong- we'll find out.
|Nothing inspires an argument more|
Then again, just as I don't like people "joking" about wanting to see an author raped in prison, I also don't like the idea that anyone is doxxing a reviewer.
I hope we can all agree on something that works, because while in one sense it's just books, in another sense, books are everything.