Salute to Goodreads

Goodreads: Book reviews, recommendations, and discussion

One of the most wonderful sites I’ve ever found that is dedicated to readers is Goodreads.com.

The members of Goodreads are passionate about books and communicating with one another their preferences. You only have to read the reviews of a new book to realize how committed the members are to their shared passion—all things books!

The site allows inter-communications via email, members to follow others’ recommendations, and be-friend one another. Members have personal pages, and authors can build their own pages, linking their books, posting on an internal blog, and adding a review widget to their web site to name a few items.

I was able to start a dialog with many of the reviewers who showed an interest in character-driven, space-opera stories. This led to a priming-of-the-pump, so to speak, of my own novel before it was published on Amazon and has set the model for my future efforts.

To the members of Goodreads, I doff my hat. They are a superb bunch of people who care for the written word and the stories of authors.

 

2 thoughts on “Salute to Goodreads

  1. scott stahl

    Great effort scott, i aways like characters that have there issues. Some of the characterizations are a little homogenous, warts and all work better for me. I look forward to your next effort.

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  2. AMD Hamm

    Goodreads is a wonderful site for many reasons. Most certainly for finding great new authors and their fabulous new reads! Silver Ships is the best SciFi adventure I have read in a long time. You can find it on my shelf next to some of my other favorites, Heinlein and Verne. I can’t wait to see where you take Alex next!

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