Before I decided to come back to blogging, I thought it would be a good idea to run a search on my name. You know, just to be certain there was nothing upsetting or that needed addressing. When you disappear for three years, who knows what can happen.
I came across the website Book Series in Order. What a cool site. If you’ve ever found a series of books with many titles, this site will tell you in which order you will want to read them.
I had no idea I was listed there: https://www.bookseriesinorder.com/maddie-cochere/
I was further pleased and humbled by the information written about me as a writer. Other than the fact that it was noted I used to own a weight loss company (I didn’t; I used to work for one), I couldn’t believe all the good and kind words written about me.
Whoever cobbled this information together must have gone through my reviews, some of my blog posts, and maybe even read one of my books. They certainly made me sound so much better than I ever thought I was.
However, I sometimes think I sell myself short. If you are familiar with BookBub, then you know they are the largest book discovery service out there. They have huge mailing lists for books, and they are also one of the biggest advertisers for indie books.
I have 94,084 followers at BookBub.
I can barely wrap my head around that number. That’s more than the woman who wrote the Fifty Shades of Grey books (E. L. James). That’s more than some high-profile mystery writers (Brad Thor, Robin Cook) and even more than The Lion, The Witch, and The Wardrobe author (C.S. Lewis).
You may wonder how I have so many followers. Well, I wonder that myself, but I can only surmise it is because I have given away nearly half a million free books since I began writing. That’s a lot of people who have at least one of my books, and when BookBub sends suggestions as to whom someone may want to follow (based on their downloads), some people obviously click the button to follow me.
I’ve never capitalized on the fact that I have so many followers at BookBub. I can’t wait to write as many books as I can this year and see what that number of followers really means.
I’ll keep you posted.
Do you write series books? Are you listed on the Book Series in Order site? Do you check your name online every now and then? Let me know!