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message 11: by Marla (new)

Marla (Mocassa) | 22 comments A signed copy of my book No Comfort Zone: Notes on Living with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder is available through a Goodreads Giveaway June 12-14, 2012.

http://www.goodreads.com/giveaway/sho...


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Yasseen | 26 comments Hello Everybody,
My memoir, "Emigrating Home", will be free for download over two days, June 16 and 17, next weekend. It is about growing up in Jamaica and England, during the days of the British Empire, and then finding myself a national of a third country, Egypt, and joining my father in Cairo. (Only the names of the people and some of the places involved have been changed to save possible embarrassment for anybody.)
YasseenEmigrating Home


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Leila Summers (leilasummers) | 528 comments Hi Dara
Doing a Goodreads giveaway is great because all the people who enter the giveaway get a chance to look at your book whereas normally they wouldn't even know about it. Each time I've had a Goodreads giveaway, a couple of hundred people have added my book to the 'to-read' lists.

I've also done blog giveaways, by contacting blog reviewers and this has also worked well. It's all about exposure and getting more people to hear about your book.

I hope this has helped as I'm not sure I understood your question correctly!

Leila


message 8: by Dara (new)

Dara J. (djluri) | 21 comments Sharon wrote: "Leila wrote: "I ran a Goodreads Giveaway this week for my memoir and had over 700 people enter to win. Of those about 70 added my book to their 'to-read' bookshelf. Two lucky winners are receiving ..."

Can you say more about the giveaway process? How do you do a mass mailing via goodreads? Dara


message 7: by Lori (new)

Lori (losterman1970) | 2 comments My memoir Here All Along is available today for free on amazon.
I hope you will take a look and share with others.
Thank you.


http://www.amazon.com/Here-All-Along-...


message 6: by Leila (new)

Leila Summers (leilasummers) | 528 comments Giveaway link to enter for those of you in the US -
http://www.goodreads.com/giveaway/sho...


message 5: by Leila (new)

Leila Summers (leilasummers) | 528 comments I'm running another Goodreads giveaway next week. Keep a lookout for it!


message 4: by Sharon (new)

Sharon (fiona64) Chris wrote: "I am fully in favour of Giveaways, and regularly sign up for available books. However, my three novels - two of which I would class as memoirs - are only in eBook form and therefore cannot be inclu..."

Yes. As mentioned in a previous thread, you can use Smashwords' coupon function to do a giveaway via your blog, website, etc. Goodreads does not allow for eBook giveaways at this point.

I have had rather good success with eBook giveaways using Smashwords coupons. The best thing about it is that anyone who has an eReader cannot participate, as SW makes its works available across platforms.


message 3: by Chris (new)

Chris Bullock (chrisbullock) | 19 comments I am fully in favour of Giveaways, and regularly sign up for available books. However, my three novels - two of which I would class as memoirs - are only in eBook form and therefore cannot be included in Giveaways. Does anyone have any experience of eBook Giveaways?
My eBooks are:
Living through Hope!
https://www.smashwords.com/books/view...
The Waggoner
https://www.smashwords.com/books/view...


message 2: by Sharon (new)

Sharon (fiona64) Leila wrote: "I ran a Goodreads Giveaway this week for my memoir and had over 700 people enter to win. Of those about 70 added my book to their 'to-read' bookshelf. Two lucky winners are receiving a copy of my b..."

I second this. Goodreads does all of the scut-work for you, and it increases your visibility exponentially.


message 1: by Leila (new)

Leila Summers (leilasummers) | 528 comments I ran a Goodreads Giveaway this week for my memoir and had over 700 people enter to win. Of those about 70 added my book to their 'to-read' bookshelf. Two lucky winners are receiving a copy of my book and it was a great way to get the word out. If you have a paperback, consider setting up a giveaway, it's quick and easy.


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Emigrating Home (other topics)
No Comfort Zone: Notes on Living with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (other topics)