The StoryGraph: A GoodReads Alternative

A few months back, I wrote a post comparing three different reading tracker platforms: GoodReads, The StoryGraph, and BookSloth. That post is actually my most viewed post ever, so thank you so much everyone who’s taken time to read it, and I hope you’ve found it useful! A few months down the line, and The StoryGraph is starting to take off in the bookish community, and several features have been changed/updated since my last post, so today I wanted to focus on The StoryGraph, how it works, and the features it offers readers.

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Are Authors Selling Out?

This is going to be a bit of a deviation from what I normally post, so I hope that you still enjoy it. I’m sure I’m not the only one to have noticed that a lot (and I mean a lot) of successful authors, well… struggle to let go, shall we say. Especially in the last few years, there’s been a wave of authors who had a successful book or series publishing additional books, either as prequels, sequels, or as spin-off series set in the same world. This is a phenomenon that really interested me (though not necessarily in a good way), so I wanted to talk a little about why this is happening, and why I’m concerned by it. Now, I want to be clear, this is not intended to point fingers at any one author, or even to blame or criticise any author for what is happening, as you will hopefully read towards the end of this.

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