Book Bloggers – Who Reads Your Posts?
Book bloggers –Who Reads Your Posts? After almost three years of blogging I’ve noticed a disturbing thing – the majority of people who read (and interact with) my blog are fellow book bloggers. I often feel like I’m recommending ice to polar bears, instead of a book to potential readers.
Just like a review from a book blogger promotes a book, a share on social media recommends a blogger.
I know many authors prefer not to read reviews of their own books, but just like a review from a book blogger promotes a book, a share on social media recommends a blogger. It would mean so much to us if authors (and publishers) shared positive reviews to their followers. Not only of their own books but reviews of their fellow authors too.
Getting comments and shares of my posts mean the world to me.
I’m not blogging for an income, in fact despite affiliate links on my sidebar and on review posts I have made a sum total of 5 cents (not that I don’t wish for more – I dream of the day my earnings allow me to buy a new book to review). And please don’t think I am ungrateful for ARC’s – I would have little to review without them and I work hard to keep my stats up to improve my chance of approval for these advanced copies. But getting comments and shares of my posts? That means the world to me.
One click to share a good review with your fans will make a book blogger’s day.
So, please authors and publishers think of your colleagues in the industry next time you go online. One click to share a good review with your fans will make a book blogger’s day.