|As you are some of the 36,008 authors on GoodReads, you probably already know that you have the ability to connect with a community of over seven million readers! While that number is amazing, it can also be a bit daunting. Manny authors find themselves wondering where to even begin in finding their audience in such a large pool of readers. In order to ensure that you areutilizing GoodReads to its fullest potential, we wanted to give you a brief overview of the essential points needed for success.The purpose of the Author Profile on GoodReads is to help authors reach their target audience: passionate readers. Your author profile should be a dynamic destination for your readers. You can display your blog on your profile, share book excerpts and writing, and publicize your upcoming events. You can even post videos.As a GoodReads author, you can post an ad for your book. If you’ve seen ads on GoodReads before, you know just how visible and alluring they appear. Posting an ad is an excellent way to both engage and reach out to the entire GoodReads community. This is something we strongly recommend doing for your upcoming releases.
In addition to posting an ad, you can also run a giveaway to generate pre-launch buzz around you new or re-release.
The best advice we can give is to be active on your profile:
It is important to make sure all of you books are listed on GoodReads. If any are missing, you can manually add them. Add your books, and others, to your bookshelves. Let you readers know what you’re reading and plan to read. Give reviews.
We recommend inviting your friends to join you on GoodReads. Be aware that there is a difference between Fans and Friends on GoodReads. Anyone can become your fan, while becoming friends requires a mutual agreement. Do not engage with everyone who had read your work. While you want to be active you, you do not want to be flagged as a spammer. Remember to deal with negative comments gracefully. Do not question or argue with bad reviews.
While we encourage you to maintain an active presence on GoodReads, we understand that there is a lot of work that goes into achieving optimal success.We are here to help and would love to work with you on making your GoodReads presence the best it can be. If you are interested in setting up or expanding any of the above ideas, please let us know.
March 24, 2012 By Leave a Comment