How to Promote Your Book with Goodreads
No social network has sparked more excitement for authors than Goodreads.com!
Described by Forbes as “the most important book networking site on the Internet,” Goodreads is the world’s largest site for readers and book recommendations. It boasts an audience of 90 million book lovers, 2.6 billion books added, and 90 million reviews. What’s more, 17 million books are added to a “want to read” shelf on Goodreads every month — and more than 30,000 reviews are added daily.
Digital Book World says that Goodreads has done more than any other book-focused site to change how people discover new books – and those books could be yours. Whether you write fiction or nonfiction, you need to learn how to use this powerful platform correctly and effectively if your ultimate goal is to sell more books. No self-respecting author wants to miss out on this site’s potential.
Learn how to use Goodreads effectively to get results!
In “How to Promote Your Book with Goodreads,” an information-packed audio program, we discuss how to use Goodreads to promote your book . We answer many of the questions you’re asking about what you should and shouldn’t be doing on the site. Cynthia Shannon, Goodreads on-staff author marketing coordinator, shares a true insider’s perspective on how to use Goodreads to connect with readers, build a fan base, get your books discovered, and get results. You won’t want to miss out on this – in fact, you can’t afford to ignore it!
"I found the Goodreads teleseminar with Cynthia Shannon usefully explicit and detailed. The answers in the Q & A hit the nail on the head. I'll be using these new skills right away. " Justina Burgess
"As someone who has spent very little time on GoodReads -- yet knows how important it is! -- I found the teleseminar tremendously helpful. " Victoria Weisfeld
In this 60-minute long information-packed audio presentation, you will discover:
- How to create an author profile that resonates with readers
- 3 things you can do immediately to start promoting your book
- Secrets of a successful book giveaway
- How to take advantage of the brand new “Ask the Author” feature
- The right way – and the wrong way – to use groups to connect with readers
- Goodreads author success stories
- Surprising ways to get Goodreads reviews (and why you want them)
- Common author mistakes and how to avoid them
- And much more!
If you want to make sure your time on this powerful site for book lovers isn’t wasted and helps you reach your book marketing goals, download this program now!
You’ll also get four bonus handouts:
- Best Practices for Authors on Goodreads
- Book Giveaway Best Practices
- Optimizing Your Goodreads Advertising
- How to Claim Your Goodreads Author Status
"Great Goodreads interview, Sandra! Really informative! " Peter Barlow
"I found the teleseminar very useful and I appreciated the opportunity to find out so much about Goodread in one hour. Thank you." James Burke
"I listened in, and must say it delivered on the promise. Great call." Nick Merolesi
If want to learn how to use Goodreads to get more attention for your books, don’t ignore this valuable program!
About our guest expert, Cynthia Shannon:
Cynthia Shannon, author marketing coordinator at Goodreads, supports authors and publishers who use the author program and the site’s other promotional opportunities. Before joining Goodreads, Cynthia worked as a book publicist at Wiley/Jossey-Bass, Berrett-Koehler, and Other Press. She is currently on the leadership team of the Bay Area Book Festival, was a founding member of the Young to Publishing Group Bay Area Chapter, and previously served on the board of the Book Promotion Forum (formerly Northern California Book Publicity and Marketing Association).
Sandra Beckwith is an author and national award-winning former publicist who now teaches authors how to save thousands of dollars by doing their own publicity, promotion, and marketing. You might have seen her on “The Montel Williams Show,” or “CBS This Morning,” or read about her in The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, or USA Today. Feedspot has ranked her website, Build Book Buzz, as # 7 among thousands of book marketing blogs; it has also been named a top website for authors and writers seven other times.