Joke aside: some of you may or may not have noticed that I’ve pruned most friends from my personal Facebook account and Goodreads account, many of whom were beloved readers and bloggers.
This has nothing to do with wanting to cut ties, but rather with the fact that Amazon apparently checks an author’s personal connections on Facebook and Goodreads, and randomly bans them from reviewing on their books (The idea is to prevent friends from leaving biased or even fake reviews). Of course, being friend with a reader or blogger never meant I personally instructed them to go leave a good review if they ever wanted to escape my basement. But it is what it is.
I believe I built a reputation for being approachable (as in: desperate enough to accept friend invites even from former Nigerian billionaires), so it doesn’t change my open door policy: you can join Yaycupid, my private Facebook Group, write me through camillamonk.com or my Goodreads author page, and I’ll always reply.
Also, I’ll keep liking or upvoting every new review I see like the huge creep I am.