I am trying to buy some books. This is behavior you authors and publishers try to encourage, right? Then make it easy - why can't you
A) make your website easy to navigate with some tags, so I can find the rock star books or the firefighter books or something a little more specific than 'contemporary' or 'BDSM'? My wishlist at Goodreads isn't a substitute for decent navigating here.
B) authors, do your publicity under your own name? If LJ names are how you market yourself, like longhairedcat21 publishes under SB Jones, which do you think I'm going to remember? You just lost a sale, cause I am not digging back through there. My time is valuable enough that I'm not going to spend longer hunting than it would take to read. Too many other choices.
C) Proofread before you post on your website. I do look and if there's 8 mistakes in a coming soon blurb, I won't get excited to read.
Aghhhhh back to spending money.
Apologies to any real SB Jones who markets under the right name.