Not sure if this is already thing, but I got a knee-jerk idea. I’ve always wanted to know specifically how readers discover my work.
What if, say, when a reader adds your book to their library, a quick survey popped up in addition to, asking how they discovered this story. A) Recommendations B) Tags/Search Bar C) Other user’s profile D) I follow this author, etc, etc
It’d be straightforward and the reader could choose to disregard the survey, as not to feel pressured, and still get to add the story to their library with no sweat. Note that the survey would only open under condition of the reader adding the book to their library/reading list. This could A) gauge how engaged readers are discovering content and B) help filter out those who may have arbitrarily clicked on the book.
I envision it as something the author could view/access in their story stats and demographics. Similar to how the “world map” operated years ago, this feature could became available once the story passed a certain threshold of reads (i.e. 500 or 1K). My guess is, it’d probably work better with larger audiences (better likelihood people would fill out the survey).
“But Elflia,” you might say. “Why don’t you just ask your readers this yourself?”
You can definitely do that, I’m all for authors engaging with their readers. However, I feel like a formal survey/notice from the app itself could prompt people to answer just as well, and having a self-updating poll could really be helpful to authors vs sifting through comments.
idk, just my two cents.