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message 1: by Yasmina (new)

Yasmina Diallo | 8 comments Hello everyone!

I’m sorry if the question has already been asked, I’m new on Goodreads and I can’t seem to find a solution to my problem anywhere. I am a French author who writes in different languages, among which English, and I have self-published a book on Amazon KDP a few days ago. I would like to join the Author Program here on Goodreads but my book doesn’t seem to be on the platform. I tried to find it with the title and the ISBN but it isn’t here. My question is, are self-published authors allowed to participate in the Author Program? Or does it maybe have to do with my geographical location (Paris)?

I have found this “Add a new book” link: https://www.goodreads.com/book/new in a group discussion but the discussion dates back to 2012 and I wonder if maybe the rules have changed? Am I still allowed to add my own books on the website or are the moderators of Goodreads the ones who usually do it?

Thanks very much in advance to anyone who could provide information!

Yasmina Diallo.


message 2: by Moloch (last edited May 27, 2020 04:52AM) (new)

Moloch | 2783 comments Hello,

no problem if you're a self-published author or outside the US, you can join the Goodreads Author program.
However, as you say, your book has to be added to Goodreads first.

From the link you found
https://www.goodreads.com/book/new

fill in all the details and click "Create book" or tell us the details here if you prefer an expert user to add the book

Details needed

Title
Author
Date of publication
Format(s) available: Paperback, Hardcover, Kindle edition, ebook (not Kindle)
(for each format you'll need to add a different record)
ISBN (for each format available and/or ASIN for the Kindle edition)
Link to the Amazon page for the cover image
If possible number of pages and description


message 3: by Yasmina (new)

Yasmina Diallo | 8 comments Moloch wrote: "Hello,

no problem if you're a self-published author or outside the US, you can join the Goodreads Author program.
However, as you say, your book has to be added to Goodreads first.

From the link ..."


Hi Moloch! Thank you so much for replying so quickly!

Okay, thank you for explaining, I’m bookmarking the link to this page then. Yes, if it’s okay with you I’d be very grateful if an expert could do it for me the first time, thank you so much! The book is available in both paperback and Kindle, here’s the information for each:

From Catwalk To Freedom – Paperback format
Title: From Catwalk To Freedom
Author: Yasmina Diallo
Date of publication: Saturday, May 23, 2020
Format: Paperback
ISBN: 979-8648118904
Amazon page: https://www.amazon.com/Catwalk-Freedo...
Number of pages: 162
Description: 19-year-old Yousra Jalba is starting her freshman year at Macs Assi, a renowned journalism school in the heart of Paris that boasts media celebrities among its alumni, offers free Bikram Yoga classes to stressed-out students and promises very hands-on teachers. The young girl, whose free time is divided between a borderline-obsessive journaling practice and a secret battle against social anxiety, is suddenly thrown into the intricate world of the fashion industry after her cousin and best frenemy Kena posts private birthday photos online. A decade-long journey of self-discovery begins for Yousra, who learns to uncover, tame and cherish her very own definitions of beauty, love and freedom.

From Catwalk To Freedom – Kindle format
Title: From Catwalk To Freedom
Author: Yasmina Diallo
Date of publication: Friday, May 22, 2020
Format: Kindle
ASIN: B08937XTNG
Amazon page: https://www.amazon.com/Catwalk-Freedo...
Description : 19-year-old Yousra Jalba is starting her freshman year at Macs Assi, a renowned journalism school in the heart of Paris that boasts media celebrities among its alumni, offers free Bikram Yoga classes to stressed-out students and promises very hands-on teachers. The young girl, whose free time is divided between a borderline-obsessive journaling practice and a secret battle against social anxiety, is suddenly thrown into the intricate world of the fashion industry after her cousin and best frenemy Kena posts private birthday photos online. A decade-long journey of self-discovery begins for Yousra, who learns to uncover, tame and cherish her very own definitions of beauty, love and freedom.

Voilà 

I honestly don’t even know how to thank you, this is all very helpful, thank you so much  do I need to provide any additional information?

Thank you so much.


message 4: by Moloch (new)

Moloch | 2783 comments Perfect, your information was very accurate.

I have created your books, both Paperback and Kindle editions:

paperback: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/5...
Kindle: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/5...

Now on Goodreads there exists the author page for Yasmina Diallo:
https://www.goodreads.com/author/show...

To claim this profile and become a Goodreads Author, you have to click on the "Is this you? Let us know" link near the bottom of the page.
Goodreads staff will process your request and they will get in touch with you (it may take a few days).

Bye! :-)


message 5: by Yasmina (new)

Yasmina Diallo | 8 comments Moloch wrote: "Perfect, your information was very accurate.

I have created your books, both Paperback and Kindle editions:

paperback: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/5...
Kindle:..."


Oh my God it was so fast, I don’t know how to thank you!! Thank you so much! I know it will be a weird thing to say since you’re a senior on this website and I just arrived but if there’s anything I can do to repay, please let me know!

I will follow all the instructions you gave me and wait for the staff to contact me, thank you, thank you, thank you!!!!

Bye, thank you again :)))


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