Goodreads is tainted
Goodreads used to be a great tool for authors, but now that Amazon owns them not so much. The author now has to pay to run a giveaway which is unfair as they are already paying for the printed books as well as postage and shipping. This leaves Indie authors at a disadvantage.
Free no more
It used to be you could promote your book there with no muss and no fuss, and for free. But Amazon in their corporate greed has taken that away from Indie authors. Sure, I could pay to host a giveaway, but only a very few books are ever reviewed through a giveaway there is no real advantage to promoting in this manner.
Shame on you Amazon
Once again everything Amazon touches and buys turns sour for the small guy. It is a greedy move and it once again hurts Indie authors. Shame on you Amazon. You should remember when you were first starting and struggled. Not sit back as a corporate giant you’ve become and gouge innocent authors.