Bookish Thoughts: Cross-posting to Goodreads

I’ve decided to change up how I cross-post my reviews to Goodreads, which is the only other place I post my reviews anymore.   I guess I simply don’t see the point of posting the full review to my blog and to Goodreads so I’m going to post a sentence or two along with the link to the full review here on my blog.  It might suck for those that follow me only on Goodreads but if they are truly interested in what I have to say about a given title then they can come see it here.  After all, I have a blog for a reason, I want people to come here to read my reviews.

The publishers might also not be thrilled about this idea as they usually want the reviews posted to multiple places but it has been ages since I posted a review to Barnes and Nobel and even longer since I ventured onto Amazon whose business practices I do not support.  If they are too upset they can simply not approve me for an ARC.  I gave up posting to B&N because it became too tedious to cross-post the reviews for books after they publish.  It was fine for older titles as I could do it at the time I wrote up my review but books that haven’t released yet were not allowed to be posted.  Some books I get months ahead of time and I’ve already written my review and moved on by the time I’m allowed to post my review on their site.  So I stopped. Honestly, anymore I think the only place people go to read what others think about a book they are interested in is Amazon or Goodreads (which is owned by Amazon).

So, that’s all I got.  I just felt the need to explain the change to my Goodreads reviews for those of you that might follow over there.  I’m going to see if there is a way to post a notice on the site for followers there.

Happy Reading.