Well … maybe not Susan herself, but her Reading Recommendations site is celebrating two fabulous years!
One of a writer’s most difficult jobs comes after the writing is done. It doesn’t seem to matter which publishing path you choose, discoverability is the next step, and it’s a tough slog.
When I was new to the publishing world, I floundered around the Internet looking for information on how to get the word out about my book and find readers. It seemed an insurmountable task, and as a newbie, sorting the wheat from the chaff proved taxing on my time and my sanity.
Happily, I stumbled upon Susan Toy and her Reading Recommendations site. It was such a refreshing change to the naysaying negativity that can run rampant on the Internet. Here I found a woman with a long history in the publishing industry, and a writer herself, making the time and effort to support other writers.
But I am not just a writer, I’m also a reader, as most writers are. Through Reading Recommendations, I’ve discovered many new writers (here and here) and continue to do so. These are books I may never have found if I hadn’t read about them on Susan’s site.
And that is discoverability, the very thing all writers strive for.
Reading Recommendations works, and better still, I’ve met a network of writers who are supportive, approachable, and readily share their knowledge.
November 18th is the second anniversary of Reading Recommendations. I am grateful and proud to be a part of this supportive network of readers and writers. On November 18th, join the celebration on Facebook!
Congratulations, Susan, on your second year anniversary, and thank you for being at the helm.