on Build Book Buzz:
“I can’t figure out Goodreads!”
It’s a common author lament. While Goodreads is a social network of sorts, the site for book lovers doesn’t look, feel, or operate like Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and other platforms you might use. It’s so different, in fact, that many authors simply ignore it because doing that is easier than spending the time required to understand the site and how to use it.
That’s a shame, because the best authors are also big readers, and Goodreads is the place to be if you love books. It’s where avid readers share what they’re reading, want to read, and think of what they just read. You can learn a lot by studying readers on Goodreads.