Goodreads now has 15 million members and the New York Times recently wrote that it is rivalling Amazon for new book discoverability.
Every single published author needs to set up an account on GoodReads. First set up an account as a user and get used to navigating the site. Then, set up your author account. There are millions of hungry book readers that are perusing the site daily to find their next great read. Goodreads loves authors and has a myriad of tools available them. You can for instance:
1) Set up your author PROFILE – Post your pic, bio, books, social media sites, and link in your blog and twitter to post your feeds.
2) Goodreads allows book GIVEAWAYS – You must have a print version of your book–but it can be well worth it. Goodreads allows you to run contests for giveaways of your books. You can amass thousands of new fans this way.
3) Join several GROUPS – You can join groups for like-minded people, and promote your book with the groups. Make sure to read their rules for promotion.
Even if you have published an e-book only, you can still list it on your author profile, and promote it within your groups.
*****This review was written by Penelope Silvers for her curated content on “Ebook Promotion and Marketing”*****
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