I originally had this as a draft dated September 2013 on my Blogspot site. I was reluctant to post it there because I’d found the link on my stats page that lead back to the “Goodreads’ Secret Group” or whatever the exact title was. I’ve forgotten. When I found it I knew all they did was aimed at me personally. This secret group cover page was of an ugly man with a sinister laughing face stretching his arm toward the camera to emphasize his obscene gesture.
The connection did lead me to its managers, as I investigated further, one of which quickly disappeared. But the link disappeared. I’m sorry I couldn’t save it first.
This may be an “old” post, but not that old. It’s still relevant to what I experienced in the past week. I only think it has slowed for me because I’ve kept digging and watching. I changed my Goodreads and Amazon page write-ups, being told I was brave. I’ve reported to GR on numerous items. The mess up with my covers and titles is straightened out. One no-star review had a lot of its irrelivant content removed, though a small part was added as a comment. And I discovered a private no-star that I reported…very interesting item to find.
Anyway, be awaken by Nathan’s comments, observations and advise. It’s a good recounting of the everyday world for authors on Goodreads. His is also a very good site for other great connections for authors.