Why I rarely comment on Kboards, the primary forum for Kindle authors. Someone asked, a month or two back, how many forum members buy books from other members. It was a busy thread, since a lot of them do, which made me think about what kinds of books dominate that forum. I’ve never bought a book by a member. In fact, the only time I was interested enough to follow-up on one of the titles that a member was displaying as part of their signature, a historical novel, the sample was so poorly written that I didn’t bother to look at any more of his books.
The vast, and I do mean vast, majority of the genres that Kboards authors write in, I don’t read at all. Romance, erotica, chick lit, humor, horror, mystery, etc. The very rare threads about anything else tend to die a quick death. Nonfiction? Fuhgedaboudit. Literary fiction? The same.
So a new thread appeared this morning, about the death of an author I’d never heard of, of children’s books. Nine comments so far. Why is this interesting to me? Because Doris Lessing died yesterday, and the thread is now buried on page four with the same two comments that were there yesterday afternoon, mine being the last. There are tributes to her all over the internet, but on Kboards, she’s worth only two comments.