Consider this a public service announcement for authors. I can’t believe it, but it happened. And it happened to me.
Two days ago I simply changed my GR password and email –for security reasons –and my whole account, five years of activity, blogging, book reviewing, book listing and GR Author’s Program member activities (I had over 1000 followers, many fans) was ….
Poof, everything disappeared, all gone, all the good reviews and endorsements of my books, others’ books etc. vaporized.
They don’t know how to fix it–or the rep assigned to the problem doesn’t. She suggested I change my email back to my old email and reset my password. Problem is, I closed that email account. She can’t seem to comprehend why her suggestion is nonsensical. I tried it anyway and it bombed. No go.
Irony and odd twist, one of my books, Marlin, Darlin, was one of the top ten Goodreads mysteries when it was published in July, 2010.
Trying to fix an online disaster is like talking to a single AAA battery robot. A cat or bird could do a better job.
Life cannot be automated, Goodreads. Nor can writing, book reviews or books.