How to Participate in Shakespeare Week on GoodreadsPosted by Cynthia on April 11, 2016
From April 18 - 22, Goodreads is celebrating William Shakespeare’s literary legacy in honor of his 400th anniversary. All authors inspired by Shakespeare are invited to participate. Help readers discover books inspired by Shakespeare’s plays, share how Shakespeare influenced your life, or tell readers which Shakespeare character you portrayed in your high school play.
Here's how you can get involved next week:
Enable Ask the Author from your author dashboard, and answer any pending writing prompts or questions from readers.
Tell your followers you're participating in #ShakespeareWeek. If you haven't answered the pre-seeded questions from Goodreads yet, now is a great time to do so.
Share a link to your Ask the Author landing page on Twitter using #ShakespeareWeek. Invite readers to ask you a question, or share a great answer.
Join the conversation with readers and other authors to discuss best quotes, favorite sonnets, or alternate endings.
Answer questions from readers throughout the week. Answer at your own pace, and remember it’s ok to skip questions. Thoughtful answers go much further than short, dismissive ones.
Shelve your favorite works by Shakespeare. Even if you just read a few plays in high school, share what works you've read with your followers. Writing a review is optional (not like it was back in Ms. Smith's English class...)
List a giveaway. Have a book that features Shakespeare, or is based on a Shakespeare play? Be sure to do this today, as the giveaway needs to be scheduled 7 days in advance.
Ask another author a question. Browse our list of Featured Authors to connect with more authors. Ask a question, or like and comment on an answer. Remember: the answer gets shared in both your newsfeeds, which exposes you to new followers.
Tweet your favorite quote from Shakespeare. Find inspiration on on our quotes page.
The fun starts Monday, April 18th so be sure to check our Goodreads blog for a complete overview of what's happening.
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