Author Tools & Resources, Goodreads, Social Media

Goodreads for Authors: 6 actionable ideas

Let’s talk about Goodreads! It’s a 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

2. Create a Listopia list with your book and others

3. Try Advertising your book

4. Create an Author Profile and optimize it

5. Create a Sponsored Poll

6. Join an active Group & meet potential readers

By the way, are we friends on Goodreads? Add me! Even better, why not join Reedsy Discovery, a review platform that spotlights indie books?