I've been a member of Goodreads for years. I love being able to keep track of what I've read and what I haven't. I've even looked at a book on my "read" list and think, "I read that?" But it has stars, so I know I did.
Goodreads has also been fantastic for spreading the word about Witch Song. As of right now (4:4:11 @ 9am MST) nearly 1,850 readers have requested to win Witch Song, while another 1,400 people have added it to their "to read" list. And that's not counting how high Witch Song is on many of the lists where members have voted it to the top 5 of 15 different lists (mostly featuring debut authors or beautiful covers). It's also # 15 on the most requested Goodread's giveaway list.
So ya, Goodreads has been an awesome medium to spread the word about Witch Song *insert girlie squeal*. So I wondered if other sites like Goodreads would expose the book to new readers in the same way. I decided to try LibraryThing. Honestly, it's beyond me. It's more like a forum. I've never been very good at forums (they seem too time consuming). But I decided to at least add all the information I could about Witch Song to the site.
Since the book went up on March 24th, ZERO people have added it. Type in the exact title in a search, and it's still 8th down without the BEAUTIFUL cover showing (though it appears when you click on it).
Epic Fail. ;)
I know this is partially my fault. I need to get the book out there as I did on Goodreads. But that would require me to learn the ins and outs of yet another social networking site. Not to mention trying to keep up on it.
So I turn to you, dear blog reader. How the heck do you work LibraryThing? Any ideas for marketing the book on LibraryThing's site? Which site do you prefer: LibraryThing or Goodreads? (I'm, um . . . leaning heavily towards Goodreads)
PS Don't forget to enter my contest.