When someone blogs about your book without any encouragement, do you thank them? Or send them chocolates? Or ignore it and just keep writing the next book?
That's my approach except with the mention of a newsletter. I'm just about to start a newsletter.MyraScott said:I think developing relationships with bloggers is a good idea.You want them to get excited about your upcoming books.
Now, the tone of your thank you matters. There is a potential creepy/stalkerish situation, so be professional, let them know you've read their blog and appreciate the review/mention, ask if they'd like to get your newsletter. Just don't go overboard.
This is what I had originally thought too. But I struggle with HOW to thank them... theres such a slippery slope with the, leave reviews to the readers, mentality. I don't want to get "labeled" as an author behaving badly. Goodreads has scared me!!ireaderreview said:That's human nature. If one author says 'thank you' and the other author can't be bothered, then the blogger, reviewer, etc. will obviously treat the first author better.
It's a simple question. Do you think a blogger or anyone else mentioning your book is helping you?
If so, then thanking them is common courtesy.