Damn, Goodreads! That’s expensive 😱
You know what’s harder than writing a book?
Finding people who want to read it!
Recently (as in yesterday) I claimed my author profile on Goodreads and decided to set up a giveaway as I’d done in the past. And oh my goodness…
It costs over $100 to give something away for free? For free!
Now we all know that the cockblocking of indie authors is rampant but geeeeeeez! Even Goodreads? I always thought Goodreads was about the reader. I guess those with the deep pockets will continue to win and will continue to say what readers have access to.
😂 😂 Indie authors trying to find readers but Goodreads is like…
I could spend the money and view it as a marketing investment, but I just don’t think the Goodreads giveaway is worth that much (speaking from past experience)
Oh well, I won’t give up. I’ll keep trying. It might take me longer, but I hope my work will speak for itself and that my readers will help spread the word. 🤞🏻 And I’ll keep looking for new ways to find readers.
Ahh, I’m reminded of the words of the late, great Tom Petty in his song The Last DJ,
“As we celebrate mediocrity all the boys upstairs want to see
How much you’ll pay for what you used to get for free.”
If you have any suggestions, please leave them in the comments.
Click here if you’d like a free review copy (phew, I just offered my free book for free) 😂 😂