I’m a frequent visitor to Goodreads. Lately I’ve noticed a sharp increase in authors rating their own books (with the maximum rating). It’s a strange phenomenon, in my opinion. How do you feel about it? Should authors rate their own books? Is it a useful publicity tool or rigging the system? Does one vote really make that much difference, either way? Am I reading too much into a tongue-in-cheek gesture?
February 3, 2011 · 7:55 PM