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About those *friend* invites from Authors at Goodreads

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About those *friend* invites from Authors at Goodreads

Post by Misfit » Sun July 18th, 2010, 2:55 pm

No, I'm not talking about the authors we already know here, I am wondering about those out of the wild blue yonder friend invites from authors with absolutely nothing in common with me or my reading tastes. Paranormal, erotic romance, Christian you name it. I had one I kept ignoring and he kept sending them until I blocked him. I don't want them mucking up my feeds with activity and books that are of no interest to me :mad:

Anyone know why they would do this? Is there some promotional benefit to them? Or is it just a mad desire to have more friends than anyone else?
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Post by LoveHistory » Sun July 18th, 2010, 11:50 pm

My guess is that it is purely promotional. The more contacts they have the more likely someone will buy their latest book. They may think they look more popular and professional if they have a lot of friends, by the mistaken concept that friends = fans.

And they want access to all the people who follow prolific reviewers. If you accept the friend request, they are "cool by association," for lack of a better term.

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