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An Author's Guide to Goodreads: How to Network with Millions of Readers
Do you need to connect with readers but find you waste valuable writing time trying to figure out Goodreads?
Many authors struggle to master the Goodreads site and many will give up before tapping its true potential. Don’t let this happen to you. With 50 million account holders and almost 8,000 book clubs from every country in the world, this site should be part of eve...more
Like most books of this type it’s not something to read from cover to cover. A useful Table of ...more
One negative aspect of the book is that on the Kindle e-reader, the illustrations were almost impossible to read.
I really liked the way the author mentions that Goodreads is a place to network and meet other readers--no ...more
For any author wishing to maximise the use of Goodreads this book is a must, especially if they are interested in achieving the benefits of serious networking. An extraordinarily comprehensive manual, it is best used while the reader is on the Goodreads site. It is as if the author is sitting beside you making sure that you understand each section fully, and step by step. Very good value.
I was provided with a complimentary copy of the book through Reading Deals ...more
This book definitely gave me more than a few things to add on my to do list. I'm pretty comfortable using GR as a millennial but as an author there were still several things I was totally clueless about.
The possibilities for an author on GR are more than I thought. Most importantly, I loved how the author drove home the fact that GR is really reader focused. She emphasized this, especially authors commenting in the review section.
That's a no. I've seen that ...more
Written for the new author wishing to leverage the immensely popular bibliophilic network, An Author's Guide to Goodreads: How to Network with Millions of Readers is an excellent primer ...more
I'm not an author...I'm a reader in love with the whole craft of writing. I'm impressed with this team's books and will buy any others they write!
Just a tip to make it an easier journey. I did as the author recommended and followed along on the Goodreads site as she explained things. Turns out this was a brilliant suggestion.
I know I'll need to go back and spend some more time on specific features and experien ...more
Having said that, it seems Goodreads is making this more and more difficult anyway, particularly now it has been taken over by Amazon.
I'd stick to AMS and Facebook ads as the most effective ways to grow readership. Have a presence on Goodreads, by all means, but don't think it offers any magic bullet to increasing yo ...more
Barb has taught in colleges, universities and in the banking industry. More recently, she brings her years of teaching experience and a deep love of books to help authors develop the social media platform needed to succeed in today’s fast evolving p ...more