Attention new authors: Do not sleep on GoodReads.com.
If you don’t have an account, create one.
Set it up as an Author account. What is GoodReads, you ask?
In GoodReads’ own words, it describes itself as: A free website for book lovers. Imagine it as a large library that you can wander through and see everyone’s bookshelves, their reviews, and their ratings. You can also post your own reviews and catalog what you have read, are currently reading, and plan to read in the future.
I logged in after several months of not going to the site and guess what? There were new reviews and starred ratings that were NOT on Amazon and BN.
That’s right, my last book, Too Many Lies had reviews as recent as two months ago. Who knew? (Guess I need to use it more effectively as well.)
Check it out.
Connect with readers and personally thank them for their reviews–I love doing that.
Spread the love, review and rate books, read, etc. It’s another opportunity to get yourself and your books out there in front of readers who may not ever hear of you otherwise.