Poll

Vote on July's BOTM- General

 
  69 votes 29.4%

 
  46 votes 19.6%

 
  40 votes 17.0%

 
  25 votes 10.6%

 
  21 votes 8.9%

 
  12 votes 5.1%

 
  12 votes 5.1%

 
  5 votes 2.1%

 
  4 votes 1.7%

 
  1 vote 0.4%

235 total votes

Poll added by: Tana



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message 1: by Brian (new)

Brian Sam's Place is a deeply touching and enjoyable book. Vote for Sam's place!


message 2: by [deleted user] (new)

hmm I"ve never heard of any of these....


message 3: by [deleted user] (new)

Looking forward to see who's going to win. Wishing you all the best!


message 4: by Justin (new)

Justin Erik I vote for Secrets in the Shadows great read!


message 5: by Linda (new)

Linda I vote for Minutes Before Sunset!


message 6: by Tena (last edited Jun 18, 2013 08:43PM) (new)

Tena Sarah & I are so excited her book, How To Be A Goddess is in the poll. Very impressive for a teenager! (And a proud moment for her Mom!!)

:-D

How To Be A Goddess


message 7: by Tina (new)

Tina Williams I'd like to vote for Minutes Before Sunset by Shannon A Thompson, which is an awesome read.


message 8: by Marsha (new)

Marsha I'm voting for Secrets in the Shallows. Karen is an excellent author and I love her books.


message 9: by Cordelia (new)

Cordelia Dinsmore I've never read any of these so I'm not going to vote.


message 10: by Tena (new)

Tena Cordelia wrote: "I've never read any of these so I'm not going to vote."

Which one sounds good to you to read? Maybe you could vote that way?


message 11: by Kimberly (last edited Jun 19, 2013 08:46PM) (new)

Kimberly Brouillette Is someone someone creating profiles just to vote? Look how many have 0 friends and 0 books all in a row and are all voting for the same book. Just looks strange to me with 6 in a row


message 12: by [deleted user] (new)

Kimberly wrote: "Is someone someone creating profiles just to vote? Look how many have 0 friends and 0 books all in a row and are all voting for the same book. Just looks strange to me with 6 in a row"

Hi Kimberly,
I agree, it does seem a little fishy. I'm not sure if GR could control someone creating multiple profiles.


message 13: by Kimberly (last edited Jun 19, 2013 09:42PM) (new)

Kimberly Brouillette Karen & I have done a tremendous amount of promotion for our book, so it really frustrates me if someone is cheating just to win. That's not right.


message 14: by [deleted user] (new)

Kimberly wrote: "I have done a tremendous amount of promotion for our book, so it really frustrates me if someone is cheating just to win. That's not right."

I completely agree. Cheating would only hurt their image and reputation. Promoting one's book by word of mouth is the most effective way of promotion!


message 15: by Shannon (last edited Jun 20, 2013 12:49AM) (new)

Shannon Thompson I am the author of "Minutes Before Sunset" and I feel the same way about the "fake" profiles, but I also have done a lot of promotion for my novel. I have a website ShannonAThompson.com, and I can personally promise that those who have voted for me (if they have 0 books and 0 friends) have come from there and have read my book and support it. But if Goodreads wants to count those as fake, I completely understand, but they need to do that for every book. I also think it's important to consider Facebook also allows people to vote through there which often causes 0 books and 0 friends. Those who've voted for me are followers I know are real people, and I can supply their personal websites if need be. Aside from all of the votes, I think all of these novels look fantastic. I think it's really great, for instance, that "How to be a Goddess" is written by someone young and talented. I have also messaged Tana asking if there is anything I (and everyone else) can do in order to resolve this issue.
~SAT


message 16: by Raul (new)

Raul Name's Raul Diaz. I first heard of minutes before sunset while serving in the military. I really enjoyed the book, it brought a lot of good emotions to the table. Other than a few word errors, I loved it. I heard about the contest on shannonathompson.com (a website I highly recommend) a couple days ago. So of course I voted for the book. Sorry I had to sign up for good read and don't really no anybody to add as a friend or whatever else you do, I just use it to figure out when books are going up come out and summaries.


message 17: by Antonin (new)

Antonin Tabard I vote for Minute before Sunset from Shannon Thompson !


message 18: by Marie (new)

Marie Hi, I voted for Minutes Before Sunset and I'm a real person :) I have a website if there are any doubts: www.1writeway.com. I know Shannon has been working hard to promote her book, using her blog, Facebook, and Twitter. As others have noted, you have to sign up for Goodreads in order to vote, and some voters may just not be interested (or have the time at the moment) to set up a complete profile. I imagine that each of these "incomplete" profiles has a valid and distinct email address; otherwise their membership would not be accepted. I suppose Goodreads could force new members to add friends or books in order to participate. I just hope that Goodreads doesn't start arbitrarily interfering with members' reviews and votes like Amazon has.


message 19: by Allen (new)

Allen Stroud I am also working hard to promote the Sword of Wisimir. None of the people voting for me are fake. The fact that they have joined Goodreads and Making Connections because of the nomination is surely a good thing for the group. Good luck to all the writers.


message 20: by Marie (new)

Marie Allen wrote: "I am also working hard to promote the Sword of Wisimir. None of the people voting for me are fake. The fact that they have joined Goodreads and Making Connections because of the nomination is surel..."

Well said!


message 21: by Raymond (new)

Raymond Vogel Allen wrote: "I am also working hard to promote the Sword of Wisimir. None of the people voting for me are fake. The fact that they have joined Goodreads and Making Connections because of the nomination is surel..."
Good comment. I was thinking the same thing - that promotions like this are a great way to attract new users to the site and to supporting these authors. Though I suppose a good scandal could have the same effect.

P.s. I am real. If anyone has a different perspective on the matter, please call and tell my mother. All I ask is that you break it to her gently.


message 22: by Tana (last edited Jun 20, 2013 06:04AM) (new)

Tana Mod
thanks everyone for voting in our polls, and no one is cheating like a few have mentioned yes people are joining the group and voting which has increased our membership and new members may also find a book in the group to read. This is meant to be fun and help authors get some free promotion. I will say that I noticed last month the very same thing happened and no one complained. I do believe its because of authors fans and facebook members are coming online to vote. By no means is this a bad thing.

I've noticed an increase in members that are also do to the nominations threads, fans are joining to nominate or second and third authors books. So over all I think our Book of The Month threads have increased our membership.

So if you were allowing this to happen in the nomination and now the polls we all need to think of it as a increase in our membership which may lead to more books being read and reviewed. Also some new authors have joined us. So all in all great work everyone.

Next month polls will be hidden. And please be careful on what you write as some could take it the wrong way and feel like they are being accused of wrong doing.

The one rule I have in our group is be respectful

Tana


message 23: by Amber (new)

Amber Forbes Kari wrote: "hmm I"ve never heard of any of these...."

Well, now you have.


message 24: by Tana (new)

Tana Mod
it is a great way to find new authors and some great books Kari.


message 25: by Lionel (new)

Lionel Green I vote for 'Minutes Before Sunset.' From the preview material I've read, it appears to be well written and have an intriguing premise.


message 26: by Tena (new)

Tena I think all authors are working hard to promote their books. Getting new members helps us all as they are then exposed to all of us.


message 27: by Kimberly (last edited Jun 20, 2013 08:13PM) (new)

Kimberly Brouillette Secrets in the Shallows (Monastery Murders) by Karen Vance Hammond
I'm very relieved to know that everyone is doing what they can to promote their books. I did not want to point any fingers, but it just did seem a little strange to have so many with the 0 friends and 0 books all in a row. I want this to be a legitimate competition and, if our book "The Secrets in the Shallows" wins, then that's awesome and I would know it was earned. If we don't win, at least I will know that it's up against other very popular books that I need to check out. I have never wanted any competition handed to me, much less try to steal it by cheating, but I do enjoy the challenge of winning in a friendly competition. Thank everyone for being so respectful of everyone and clarifying that issue.


message 28: by [deleted user] (new)

Thank you for the message, Tana. I'm happy to hear everyone is doing their part of promoting their books and spreading the good news on their work and passion. Wishing you all the best! :)


message 29: by Tena (new)

Tena Sarah & I are excited to see how many votes her book, How To Be A Goddess is getting!! Thanks to everyone who voted. We hope you will still read her book. We just nominated it for August since it appears it won't have enough for July. LOL ;-) Best of luck to all the authors. This is such a great idea!!


message 30: by Karen (new)

Karen Kreamer I just voted for Minutes Before Sunset. I heard about Shannon Thompson, a local author, and decided to read the book. It is thoughtful and artfully written. I look forward to more books from this author.


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