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Goodreads For Authors: How To Use Goodreads To Promote Your Books

Goodreads For Authors: How To Use Goodreads To Promote Your Books [Kindle Edition]

Michelle Campbell-Scott
4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (21 customer reviews)

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Book updated October 22nd, 2014

Amazon understand the power of Goodreads - so much that they bought it! Do you?

How Did E.L. James Get Such A Viral Effect Going For 50 Shades Of Grey?


What Was The Answer When Publisher Penguin Asked How Another Publisher Had Generated So Much Pre-Launch Publicity?


Learn How To Use Goodreads Quickly & Easily

So you can increase Your Book Sales Without Increasing Your Time Spent On Social Media, Or Increasing Your Advertising Budget.

I’m going to show you how to make the most of the wonderful opportunities that Goodreads has to offer us as authors, using both a step-by-step approach and quick chapter summaries.

This Book Is Written To Help You Understand Goodreads Quickly So You Can Get Back To Writing

The chapters are written in the steps you need to take to sign up on Goodreads, claim your author profile, add your blog (or start one), add videos, photos, quotes, etc., add your book(s), join helpful groups, meet readers and potential readers, harness the power of Giveaways, promote your free days/offers, and much, much more, such as:

  • You will find out how 50 Shades Of Grey and other bestsellers harnessed the power of Goodreads, with real figures and statistics showing the viral effect in action.

  • You will understand how to create this effect yourself, for your own books.

  • You will have the strategies to promote your book online, without having to waste hours on Twitter and Facebook (you'll find out why that isn't a valuable thing to do with your time too).

  • You will find out how to use Goodreads's self-serve advertising to test ads and targeting in order to create a viral effect on Goodreads in order to promote your book on Amazon.

Pre-Release Reviews

“An easy-to-use, informative, step-by-step guide for all authors, especially new ones, seeking to use Goodreads as a valued marketing tool.”
Cheryl Kaye Tardif, International bestselling author of ‘How I Made Over $42,000 In 1 Month Selling My Kindle eBooks’
"As a fulltime author of more than 15 books, I've spent considerable time investigating new ways to promote my books. When I received an advance review copy of Goodreads for Authors I realized what a tremendous marketing opportunity I'd been missing. Not only is Goodreads easy to set up, it allows authors like me to reach niche audiences in a way few other marketing venues do.
Authors are frequently torn about how best to spend their marketing vs. their writing time; after reading this book I know that Goodreads will be among my top marketing strategies."

Nancy Hendrickson, author of ‘How to Write for Kindle’, Writer's Block Vanquished!

About the Author

Michelle Campbell-Scott is a UK author, also writing as Michelle Booth. Her books include children's fiction, health, self-sufficiency, and writing/publishing.

Product details

  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 2502 KB
  • Print Length: 192 pages
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
  • Publisher: Coo Farm Press; 1 edition (9 Jan. 2014)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00BKE039I
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (21 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #150,894 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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10 of 10 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Gold Dust For Goodreads Users 26 Mar. 2013
Format:Kindle Edition
As any newly published author will attest, the process of marketing books is a completely different process, and requires a completely separate focus and mindset than the actual writing.

Goodreads is a great social media strategy for authors to get their message out to their prospective readers but like any strategy, there is a learning curve involved in learning the nuts and bolts of how the strategy works

This book is a great resource that will fast track you on your quest to learn ANYTHING related to Goodreads. It is full of strategies, tactics, tips, and importantly advice from the author on how best to utilize this important platform.

The book is set out in a clear, concise and very readable style that will guide you through the steps necessary to utilize this platform to its greatest effectiveness.

It covers how to sign up to Goodreads as a reader, or as a writer. It demonstrates the use of bookshelves, groups and recommendations to quickly get a handle on using Goodreads effectively.

What stands out for me, is the attention to detail. Even those who are familiar with the platform will find countless tips, tricks and shortcuts which are not available elsewhere.

The extensive clickable table of contents allows you to find very specific information at a click, and this feature alone is worth the cost of the book, and is an invaluable resource.

As a newly published author, who only had a very basic understanding of Goodreads, I have found this book invaluable and it will be a great resource in my future promotional work.

Whether you are a reader, or a writer, this is the go to resource for anything related to Goodreads. If you are even considering becoming an author, this book will fastrack any knowledge you require to get a handle on Goodreads. It also demonstrates how useful Goodreads can be as a community, to both readers and writers.
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Be patient 10 April 2013
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
I must admit when I first got this book, I was completely new to goodreads and I found this book rather confusing. But I knew that the power of good reads is amazing and I wanted to keep trying.

Once I started to get a better understanding of goodreads, this book started to make a bit more sense to me.

So I started again right from the start and literally followed it step by step and now it has really helped me to set up goodreads and use it to full effect.

So glad I came across this :)
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
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I've been on Goodreads as a reader for several years and love to add book reviews there. But I had never really explored the different aspects as there are so many possibilities on GR. This book helps navigate the key things you need to know as an author, as well as emphasizing that GR is a community for readers, and not a place to spam anyone about your book! I learned specifically about shelves which I had never taken advantage of before as well as some best practices. Useful.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent guide to Goodreads 18 July 2013
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Well done, Michelle, for such an interesting and useful guide to marketing via Goodreads. I am sure I will refer to this book often.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A Great Promotional Investment 16 Oct. 2014
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This was the best investment I made in the marketing of my book. Michelle takes a subject that appears complex on first sight and converts it into a straightforward process. I read the whole book in a couple of hours, then went back and used the bits I needed to set up and operate my Goodreads account. Highly recommended for any Goodreads beginners, and also as a refresher for the more experienced user.
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5 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The best read I have read all year 1 Mar. 2013
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What a fantasic read. I new about goodreads but only thought it was for books lovers.. that was until I read this book. It opened my eyes to ultimate opportunities for authors of fiction books and non-fiction books. My mind is still buzzing with all the ideas and tips of every single aspect of goodreads. If your an author or wish to become one you must buy this book. So good I am spending all weekend going through every stage of this book and setting up an author account at goodreads. I have never seen an non-fiction book so well researched and put together by step-by-step. Six stars not five as amazon allows
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A big help 4 Mar. 2014
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I have just started out on GoodReads to help my book and to hopefully connect with other books lovers and find hidden treasures. This book is an absolute must for those, like myself, who are not computer savvy or understand the social networks [yet!]. The book is informative in a way that you can understand and go back to use when needed.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
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We're here because we're passionate about reading and writing. I joined Goodreads first as a reader, and later added my author profile. This well-written, friendly, useful book is packed with easy to follow guidelines for authors and is a Goodreads must. Michelle Campbell-Scott provides links, tried and tested methods for engaging readers, fans and friends as well as helpful tips about running giveaways and other promotions. Beautifully structured and formatted. Recommended.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
2.0 out of 5 stars Two Stars
the formatting of this ebook was pretty terrible!
Published 22 days ago by Jellybooks
5.0 out of 5 stars A very useful guide
If you are an author like me then this is a very useful guide for those of you who do not fully understand Goodreads and how it works. Read more
Published 23 days ago by Jason Chapman (author)
4.0 out of 5 stars Time will tell
Easy to follow introduction to Goodreads and its potential for Indie Authors. I like the way Campbell-Scott says 'you could do this and jump ahead but DON'T! Read more
Published 3 months ago by Edward Cookson
3.0 out of 5 stars Book Review
Adequate for its purpose. Probably because Goodreads is not very useful.
Published 3 months ago by Ray Cantan
3.0 out of 5 stars Good information
Some interesting information - worth a read
Published 3 months ago by Ruth Welsby
3.0 out of 5 stars Very Informative
A very detailed look at goodreads. There's a lot of info packed into the book, maybe a little too much. I found myself skimming quite a lot and skipping entire sections. Read more
Published 6 months ago by Amazon Customer
5.0 out of 5 stars Goodreads for Authors
This is an excellent book for all authors. Well-written, easy to follow guidance, and a must for any author wanting to connect with their readers via Goodreads.
Published 6 months ago by Wexford Tales
5.0 out of 5 stars An excellent reference book
I have now finished reading this book but keep dipping into it as a valuable reference when exploring Goodreads' many features.
Published 7 months ago by Chris Dell
4.0 out of 5 stars Fairly solid starter book
A fairly solid 'starter' book for someone new to Goodreads and who can't figure sites out. Where I found it a bit short was on strategic advice.
Published 7 months ago by Mark Speed
5.0 out of 5 stars Useful, detailed, time-saving!
Michelle, I can't thank you enough for writing this book. I have been stuck in the social network mire of book promotion with limited success. Read more
Published 7 months ago by Beverly Whitefoot
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