What is role of follow and followers ?
By following any author , you can see his/her latest work on the main page of any marketplace.
If you have 10k followers, you new items will sell at least 200 in the first week because 10k people will see it
This works only in rear case if you followed by potential customers not just by people who follow everybody or by friends.
Items always start out on the front page so everyone is able to see them. For me I will definitely look at the items of the people I follow. But then again if one follows randomly this looses its function.
I usually follow people as a friendly gesture more than anything. I probably follow more people than I have followers. It’s sorta like returning the favor in a way.
I only follow those authors whos work interests me and I consider to buy from in the future or at the moment, depending on their products.