Hot Topic Friday; Getting your book on Goodreads

Happy Friday!

It’s the end of the work week and today I want to talk about getting your book on Goodreads.

Many readers who are on Goodreads use the website to keep track of the books they read, join groups, give reviews and get to know other avid readers. Readers can also follow authors, follow their events and more. But I’ve learned that there are a lot of authors who don’t know how to get their book on Goodreads.

Goodreads offers something called an Author Program.

If you are an author on Goodreads, you sign up as an author. Fill out all of the information including your bio, website link, genres and more. You promote yourself as an author and get fans.  You have a blog. You can list your published books (we’ll talk more about this in a minute) upcoming events and more. This page as an author is a little more detailed than a regular Goodreads account. This is a way to promote yourself as an author and avid reader. (I don’t know many authors that don’t read)

Now to get your book on Goodreads: this is very important and easy to do. Just as important as getting it on kindle or ibooks. Where people are gravitating to that’s where you want your work; right in their face, all the time. So your book should be on Goodreads. I am a book reviewer and there are times when I am reading a book and would like to add it to my book list and post my review on Goodreads but the author has not placed their book on the website. A reader should not have to do this. Your book should be on the website.

To do this you simply go to my books on your Goodreads account. At the top you will see an Add Books link. Click on that and then click manually add a book.

A page will come up asking all types of information. Fill this information out and make sure it’s complete. **Don’t miss the add an image section at the top of the screen**

Once you are finished, click Create Book and your done.

Now when you finish this step you will see that it is easy for anyone to add a book, but in my opinion, I don’t think a reader should have to add a book. The author should do this themselves.

So there you go, get your book on goodreads and start promoting!

Tomorrow on The POV Lounge; AAMBC Blog Tours! See what’s hot on AAMBC’s tours!

Signing Off,

Dominique

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