1. Great info. You’re spot on about building those relationships too. It’s the right way to do things and it feels so much better than just yelling at people to read your books. 🙂

    • Thanks Beatbox – You’re right, it really is the right way to go about it…kind of an extended Golden Rule:if you don’t like in-your-face promotion, why would anyone else? And it’s fun…I’ve met some real characters already including cool people from Brazil, the UK, Indonesia, and India. And that’s in 3 days. 🙂

  2. From the goodreads help file:
    Can I send a message to the people who didn’t win my giveaway, thanking them?
    Unfortunately, no. We’ve found from previous experience that many of our members consider such messages spam. While they have expressed interest in getting a free copy of your book, that doesn’t necessarily mean they want to receive a message from you with a promotional offer.

  3. Thanks for responding. i think goodreads wants readers and authors to connect, but since some people complain, they say you’re not supposed to contact people, but don’t try very hard to prevent it.

    I think the limits on the number of invites a day varies depending on how active you are on the site.

    I do like that you only friended people who already had several friends and that you read their profiles first. I don’t think you did anything wrong, but just wanted to mention the official stance for other authors that read this.

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