Before I joined Goodreads, I had no idea how popular a site it was. I decided to do a little comparison of other places people rate books, and it looks like nothing else comes close:
What Happens in London, by Julia Quinn
Lover Mine, J. R Ward (Black Dagger Brotherhood Nhumber Eighht)
Crazy For Love, Victoria Dahl
The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, Stieg Larsson, 72,133 ratings, 18,012 reviews
Another surprise was seeing people who have (or had) book blogs writing reviews for Amazon and Goodreads. It’s possible to write one review and have it appear on all three sites.
Thinking about all of this, I have some questions:
Why do you (or don’t you) write reviews for Amazon and/or Goodreads?
If you blog, do you find it is good for your blog to post reviews on Amazon and/or Goodreads?
After looking at these numbers, I am thinking it might be a bigger help to authors (and fellow readers) to post reviews (well, positive ones anyway) on Goodreads or Amazon.com than on our blogs, especially us smaller bloggers who don’t generate massive traffic anyway. And before anyone gets huffy, I am not saying readers have to help authors in any way, but if we wanted to (hey, all that angst about the midlist has me worried), out of the fangirlygoodness of our hearts, it seems like that would be one way to do it. Confirming this suspicion, an author who had a release this week asked Twitter followers to go to Amazon and post reviews.
What say you?