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message 1: by Tasha (last edited Jun 11, 2013 04:21PM) (new)

Tasha Turner (tashaturner) | 30 comments How to use Goodreads properly as an author.

I'll be adding a number of good posts here about how to use GR as an author and not turn people off.

I'll start with a post I wrote while I track down the others. http://tasha-turner.com/harnessing-go...

However within a publisher group the rules are very different. Here you should include pictures of your covers, links to the books on goodreads, book synopsis.

This group is the place to promote your work in threads about your specific book or to start threads to talk about your genre, your new book coming out, yourself and how you got into writing/why you chose the genre you did. In this group you want to make things easy for people - try to keep it to 3 clicks tops to get to buy your book, read your blog, enter contest, ask for review copies, etc.

message 2: by Dianne (last edited Jun 12, 2013 06:27AM) (new)

Dianne (dlgardner) | 40 comments Mod
Thank you Tasha! I'll send folks over here to read.

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Marian Allen (marian_allen) | 4 comments Tasha wrote: "How to use Goodreads properly as an author.

Thanks, Tasha -- heading over there now! :)

message 4: by Tasha (new)

Tasha Turner (tashaturner) | 30 comments A few more links on using Goodreads as an author. Some of the information overlaps but I don't think it hurts to read it worded differently as some of it makes the difference between you being a welcome member on GR or being considered a spammer.

Heidi Belleau's Blog - Five Goodreads Do's and Don'ts http://bit.ly/1bSPlKy
Being an Author on GoodReads by Rinelle Grey http://bit.ly/12RH6QQ

I know I have a few more links but haven't found them yet. Heidi's post is one of the best I've seen on the topic.

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Dianne (dlgardner) | 40 comments Mod
Thanks Tasha!

message 6: by Tasha (new)

Tasha Turner (tashaturner) | 30 comments Indies Unlimited is one of my favorite blogs as they have a lot of good advice. Obviously they are aimed at indies and some post are a bit anti-trad publishing but for the most part they have great advice from how to set
-up/use tools/social media to marketing/promotion advice. Tutorial – Using Goodreads Listopia to Your Advantage

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