Wednesday, October 9, 2013

Goodreads!

Hey! I’m on Goodreads now!
Of course, this brings to mind the question, “What the hell took you so long?”
The answer is, because I was too busy writing to allow myself other distractions. Now that the writing for the first book is complete, I was looking around for various channels to promote my book. With so many friends and family on Goodreads.com, it seemed a logical choice.
It also was a vital necessity.
Goodreads is not just a review site. Amazon (now owner of Goodreads.com), Apple, Barnes & Noble, and Kobo all have reviews that are posted by people who purchased and read any given book. Goodreads goes way beyond that. It isn’t a site of reviews by people who read the book. It is a site of people who love to read and want to refer books they enjoyed to other avid readers. A good recommendation on Goodreads carries a lot of weight.
I set up Goodreads to echo my blog entries; we’ll see how that works out. I must admit I am not the most prolific blogger out there. Most of my time writing goes into stories. But it makes a good diversion when I’m stuck on one part or another of a story and it gives me a channel by which to vent myself of thoughts or frustrations that might get in the way of the creative process.
For all you Goodreaders out there who are new to me, the best way to contact me is via my web site. I am an infrequent user of social media and reaching me through those channels is not the most reliable method. Email from my site always reaches me.
I’ll be highlighting my favorite books on Goodreads as time allows. I hope my recommendations are helpful to other readers looking for something good or new to read. And I certainly hope you all enjoy Aggadeh Chronicles Book 1: Nobody!