What is your favorite way to interact online with your readers? And how do you know what readers prefer?
Do you join in conversations on Goodreads? Or Google +? Yahoo groups?
Some authors swear by newsletters. Others say their readers don’t like them.
I’ve noticed those who visit my website will more often leave a note in the contact box rather than leaving a comment on a blog post. Does that mean they don’t read blog posts? Or just that they don’t comment on them?
As a reader, I’ve often found new-to-me books on Twitter, but I’ve never contacted an author that way. So it came as a surprise when a reader actually began tweeting with me about my books, and it turned into a great conversation that drew in others.
Then there’s Pinterest. I know authors who love visual images and meet readers through boards that focus on a shared interest.
Pictures on a Facebook page can also start conversations. But while some readers seem to like sharing with an author whose life is filled with the same day-to-day challenges and laughs as their own, many want merely to say they liked a book and to ask when the next one is coming out.
So tell me, where do you connect with your readers? What do you talk about? And what kind of interactions do they like?
The best of WG2E reader-connect wishes to you —Alicia
Alicia Street is the author of Kiss Me, Dancer, Touch Me and Tango, Snow Dance , Stars Love and Pirouettes , Dance ‘n’ Luv Boxed Set , and Aphrodisiac. Alicia is proud to be a part of the WG2E family. Connect with Alicia at her website and on Facebook.