Celebrate the Small Things
I've been discovering book lists at Goodreads. I think I'm a bit slow to pick up on this phenomenon and start adding my book to them, but I'm finally getting the hang of book marketing (maybe). So I went a little crazy the other day and added my book to all these lists and a few more:
First in Series (2013)
Amazon Breakthrough Novels of 2013
Best YA Books
Best Christian Adventure Fantasy
Top New Christian Fiction of 2013
Some of these lists have some amazing contenders, and I know I don't have a hope of breaking the top 10 positions, but I got excited adding my book to them anyway. Is that selfish, or arrogant, or just good business sense? This marketing thing is tough for me, because I don't want to be pushy or full of myself.
I can tell you that all of these lists have authors that I love on them . . .authors that I would vote for that aren't me . . .so I feel really odd about putting my book on lists with their books.
What do you think, have you added books to Goodreads lists? Is it a good idea? A bad one?