Getting to Grips with Goodreads: 6 actionable ideas

Today is 12-12-12. How cool is that! Once in a lifetime, right? :)

Today’s quick tip is about Goodreads.com.

It’s THE social network for readers and writers (think a literary Facebook), but do you know how to make the most of the site’s features?

 

Or are you just stumbling around like a headless chicken?

 

That’s ok, many of us are. It’s not the most intuitive of social networks and can feel a little overwhelming if you’re unfamiliar with it. An active presence on Goodreads though can be super powerful in terms of exposure and book sales. Try using some of the features Goodreads offers below, and make your book more visible to 12 million members (wow!).

 

Try one of the following today!

 

1. List your book on the Giveaway page: http://www.goodreads.com/giveaway (Paperback only)


2. Create a Listopia list with your book and others: http://www.goodreads.com/list


3. Try Advertising your bookhttp://www.goodreads.com/advertisers


4. Create an Author Profile and optimize it: http://www.goodreads.com/author/program


5. Create a Sponsored Pollhttp://www.goodreads.com/poll


6. Join an active Group & meet potential readers: http://www.goodreads.com/group

By the way, are we friends on Goodreads? Add me! Or, add 77 Ways to Find New Readers  or Fire Up Amazon! to one of your shelves (To be read, reading, read)… See you over there!



Laura Pepper Wu is the co-founder of 30 Day Books: a book studio. She has worked with a variety of authors to successfully promote their books, including many Amazon best-sellers. Laura is the author of wedding non-fiction guides and book marketing guides 77 Ways to Find New Readers for Your Self-Published Book and Fire Up Amazon!

Laura also runs Ladies Who Critique, a critique-partner finding site. When she's not working at the studio, you can find her walking her dog, "yoga-ing" or at a coffee shop in Seattle.