Monday, January 23, 2012
Author And Reader Interaction
I confess, I comment on sites who review my book...if its a good one.
I "like" reviews on Goodreads from reviewers.
And I always stop by and thank a host who has me on their blog promoting.
So why does everything I keep reading tell me this is a big no-no? The author is sacred to a reader. If we communicate with them then we might make them feel uncomfortable. What?!
Before I was a little ol' author I was an avid reader and book blogger. If I tweeted an author and they actually replied, it brightened my whole day...maybe even week. If an author popped by my blog to say thanks for the review, then I cherished that post. Author's were like celebrities to me.
But now I am an author and I am no celebrity. And I realize authors are just people. But I often hope that if I pop by a blog to say thanks that maybe I brightened someones day the way an author did mine.
After reading a few of these articles I then poled some book bloggers and asked if they liked authors stopping by and if they felt intimidated after. The response was what I expected, they liked it. It made the review worth it.
I'm sure a friendly thank you goes a long way. And I say if you don't like the review, don't leave a comment. They'll never know you were there anyway.
So tell me, what are your thoughts on author to reader interaction?
See ya next Monday,