What Authors Need to Know About Goodreads Giveaways

goodreads, authors, books, giveawayAuthors looking to boost book promotion efforts should consider incorporating a presence on Goodreads. It’s an established site filled with potential to really boost book marketing plans. In fact, some authors have elevated this to an art form and have become Goodreads rock stars. Once you’ve established yourself on Goodreads, adding Goodreads giveaways to your marketing plan is a solid next step.

Many authors are hesitant to do a Goodreads giveaway, and this may be because they’ve heard that others have had mixed results. Doing a giveaway correctly can really help boost exposure for your book—Goodreads readers love giveaways. According to Goodreads, more than 40,000 readers enter a giveaway every single day. Wouldn’t it be great to have a segment of that group to add to your own fans?

Additionally, every time a person enters a contest, it adds that book to their “To Be Read” shelf, and appears in their newsfeed for everyone in their network to see. So here’s how to maximize a Goodreads giveaway.

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