Would you be interested in having a book club reading one month for Goodreads Authors only?
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  21 votes 75.0%

  7 votes 25.0%

28 total votes

Poll added by: Gertie

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message 1: by Gertie (new)

Gertie Here is how it would work, but suggestions are welcome:

We would accept nominations (by any member, including the authors) for books by Goodreads Authors, for a book club reading one month (TBD). This is largely for self-published authors trying to get the word out about their work, but authors backed by publishers are also permitted. (Preferably the latter would be nominated by the authors themselves, since this is largely being done for the authors' benefit.)

There will be no limit on the number of nominations allowed. Should there be a large number of nominations I will create a secondary poll to vote between the top two nominations.

We'll worry about the "when" after these poll results are in.

message 2: by Mike (new)

Mike Since there have been raised issues about authors spamming with their own work, would it be helpful to institute a rule against self-nominations?

message 3: by Cheryl (new)

Cheryl I think the idea is great! It could get us all reading a book that we might not have otherwise considered.

message 4: by Sheila (new)

Sheila I think authors who are members of this group SHOULD be allowed to nominate their own books. One post, nominating their book, and telling a bit about the story, should be fine. If they nag us, repeat their posts, etc., then I would consider it spamming. But I don't think their should be a rule against self-nominations. :o)

message 5: by Ruby (new)

Ruby  Tombstone [With A Vengeance] I dunno. I think since many of this group's members are authors, it's kinda obvious what's going to happen here. Still, it's easy enough to skip that group read.

message 6: by Cillian (new)

Cillian D'Arcy God no, I wouldn't fancy everyone reading my book. There could be that extremely awkward moment where people decide the emperor has no clothes :) I think it would be cool to read other authors books though, I'm really in need of something to draw me into a PA world!

message 7: by Gertie (new)

Gertie If we follow through on this, I'll give authors the option of removing their book from the running, should someone else nominate it. This is at least as much for the authors in the group than the members (ok, more so), so it would defeat the point if the idea made an author miserable. :-P But for other months, it'll all be fair game!

message 8: by Jeff (new)

Jeff Horton I'd be interested in submitting my three books for a read by the group if this works out and there are no objections. I'd appreciate the opportunity!

message 9: by Gertie (new)

Gertie Thanks Lee. In what way do you think it would cause more aggressive posting? (Because, you are right, that would be a bad thing.) If authors would continue to follow the rules for the group, I would expect it to still be ok, but maybe I am not thinking of something (not having an author's perspective).

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