The 3rd and final question for today comes from Nicki. Congrats Nicki you win a $10 store credit for Loose Id
Nicki: My question is this: as busy as you are reading (possibly?) assigned books for posting a review here on a certain date, if you find that you really like a particular author’s work, do you research them on a personal level? Meaning, do you subscribe to their newsletters, read their blog posts, follow them on Twitter or other social media in your free time?
Absolutely! I have found several new to me authors from reviewing their books for the blog, and I have found them on social media sites, then bought books to read, or requested more of their books to review. That’s one of the things I love about reviewing! I don’t sign up for many newsletters, but I love interacting with authors on Twitter and Facebook.
Oh, totally! If I like someone I’m going to follow them so I can keep up with what they’re working on. I don’t do much with the social media sites but I’m all over blogs and newsletters.
If I like an author, I will follow on Goodreads and friend on Facebook. Sometimes I will join their private groups, but I find I don’t have enough time to really interact much in those groups. It is nice to keep up with new releases on those authors I do follow though, so I find it handy and will still comment here and there.
Yep, I will research the hell out of my favorite authors or new authors who intrigue me. I don’t tweet but I will find them on Facebook and their websites and will often but their entire backlog all at once. I rarely do newsletter because it just clutters my email but I will join their Facebook groups and contribute to several patreons.
Absolutely, yes! But if I get too friendly with and author on social media I TRY not to review their books for the blog. I don’t want to have to tell a friend that their book sucks
yes, I try to follow authors that I get hooked on!
I follow authors on fb and on twitter but that last one is on the love bytes account. I consider some authors my friends so I will follow them regardless of their writing. I like to interact with them and to follow up on what they are writing or publishing.
If I have enjoyed an author, particularly if they are new to me, I will look them up. See what else they have published, and look at their website/blog to find out if they have any works coming out soon. I will also friend them on Facebook. I am not a huge fan of newsletters, I just find I don’t have time for them. I am a big reader, so when I find an author I like/ love, I want to read all I can!
I tend to be Facebook ‘friends’ with a lot of authors so that I can tag them in our weekly Book of the Week Polls, and other polls, so I follow them there. I don’t know, or want to know, how to ‘tweet’ or whatever the word for it is. Likewise, I don’t often follow newsletters, blog posts, etc., because there are just so many of them. I like the ‘friends’ option though, because often an author will post a cover reveal or something on their Facebook page, and I can quickly swoop in on our Book Request list and add it under my name before anyone else sees it. 🙂