“I am a big fan of James Patterson books and I have written so and so which I think is very good too.” It’s just SO cheesy and fake. And who are you to say your book is good or as good as some top-named author?
People should check out the group rules and with the new group rules feature on GR. I don’t think there is an excuse not to do so. At least look at the group description before doing anything! Anyone can make a mistake, but it feels very annoying that people can’t be bothered to at least think a little bit before acting.
I can’t imagine that friend requests or private message solicitations gain authors enough royalties that it’s worth their time.”