I swear I’m not tech-deficient, I just don’t know what to do with book tags.
Do you put general tags like the genre on your book (like #action #romance #adventure #sci-fi #fantasy etc) or do you put niche tags (like #scions #swamp #swords)? On one hand, the broader tags help define your book, but on the other hand you get lost in the crowd of 10k+ books also tagged the same.
And does anyone really search by tags when they’re looking for a book? I’ll be honest when I say that the only books I tend to read on here are when someone else recommends one to me, but then that raises the paradox of “you need to be visible first to become visible”
Plus, do the tag-based rankings matter to anyone? I used to search books based on how well they did on their rankings, but it eventually became obvious that many high quality stories out there aren’t necessarily going to be displayed as #1 in their respective categories.
Just curious if anyone out there is savvy enough to use these tags to their advantage.