Goodreads new offer

This morning I received an email from Goodreads saying it had a new feature for its giveaways.

 

  From now on, authors can send a personal message to readers who entered but didn’t win the giveaway. This sounds like a terrific new feature and it got my attention.  However, I noticed the email stated the feature was for “premium” giveaways.

Always suspicious of offers that seem too good, I investigated  (https://www.goodreads.com/blog/show/1279) and discovered that “premium” giveaways cost $599.

What!  $599 to giveaway a few of my books?  Blog tours costs less than that.

I think I’ll pass on this latest Goodreads attempt to rip off authors.