Recently, New York Times bestselling author, Nalini Singh, asked on twitter for someone to recommend a good science fiction romance to her. A reviewer who had read and loved Dark Horse very kindly recommended it. A week or so later, also very kindly, Nalini Singh tweeted how much she had loved it, and that it kept her up until 5am.
That first recommendation led to the second, and since then, because so many people follow Nalini Singh, and obviously respect her opinion, I keep getting the most awesome tweets from people who read it because of that recommendation. It has been nearly a month since the first tweet, and just today I got the loveliest message from someone in Vancouver, telling me she loved Dark Horse, which she read on Nalini Singh’s recommendation.
The reviewer / author / reader community is so often generous and giving when it comes to sharing their love of books. I try to pay it forward myself, but this incident just reminds me of what a great community I’m a part of.
Edie and I started the Friday Finds post which goes up every Friday to help with that, and we do have a Recommendations category. We get a lot of sale and free and new release book info for Friday Finds, but the recommendations category is the least used. I’d love to see it at least on a par with the others. So please don’t be shy. If you’ve loved a book, consider submitting the info about it to our Friday Finds recommendations category.
What about you? Are you more likely to pick up a book if a friend or someone you respect recommends it?