Resources for the Goodreads Author Program

Promoting your work as an author can be a lot of fun—and and may seem overwhelming! This page provides you with an overview of resources available to Goodreads Authors. Not a Goodreads Author yet? Join the Goodreads Author Program.

Goodreads Author Dashboard

Your Goodreads Author Dashboard is your primary launch pad for all your marketing needs. Here you’ll find your stats, Ask the Author questions, giveaways you’ve listed, and much more. Bookmark the link to your Goodreads Author Dashboard for easy navigation, or find it by your account settings.

Authors and Advertisers Blog and Monthly Author Newsletter

The Authors & Advertisers Blog is your primary resource for news, advice, and in-depth case studies; be sure to check this out regularly. Sign up for the Goodreads Author newsletter via your email settings here.

Author Guidelines

Learn how to have the best possible experience on Goodreads. Of course, if you're ever in doubt about whether something is a good idea, or appropriate, you are welcome to contact us. Read the Author Guidelines here.

Review Guidelines

Goodreads has some of the best book reviews anywhere. Our members are passionate, knowledgeable readers, and their contributions to the site are what make it such a vibrant and fun place. These guidelines are presented to help make sure Goodreads’ reviews remain the best and most authentic in the world. Read the Review Guidelines here.

Goodreads Author Best Practices

Goodreads offers authors marketing tools through the Goodreads Author Program to reach those readers. Build your author platform and delight your fans by engaging on Goodreads. Read the Best Practices here.

Goodreads Giveaways

Goodreads Giveaways are a powerful marketing tool to generate buzz, raise awareness of your book, and help you get reviews. Set up your giveaway and Goodreads builds your audience, while readers help spread the word about your book. Available for print, audio, and ebooks. Click here to get started with Goodreads Giveaways.


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Author Program Frequently Asked Questions

More questions? Check out our Frequently Asked Questions page or contact us.