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TOPIC: Promoting Your Book Online With Goodreads

Promoting Your Book Online With Goodreads 28 Feb 2017 15:02 #199

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Goodreads.com is among the best social networking sites for book lovers. At this website you can make friends, share book recommendations, create virtual bookshelves to flaunt exactly what you're presently reading, the books you have actually read in the past, and titles you plan to check out in the future. The post listed below information a couple of functions of the website as well as numerous ways that I have actually effectively promoted and marketed my own book.

I won't enter the technical side of things as far as the best ways to join the website or set these things up, as the website itself is good at walking you through the process.

Contents:
1. Author Page
2. Status Updates
3. Groups and Forums
4. Free gifts
5. Reviews
6. Paid Advertisements
7. In Closing
8. Extra Resources
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AUTHOR PAGE

If your new book has an ISBN number or is posted for sale on Amazon.com then it's more than likely that your title will be searchable in the site's database. Once you have actually registered for a Goodreads account and situated your book, you will be able to click a magic button to tell the site that you are the writer of the book and will be led through the procedure on how to establish an author page.

Bio
You'll be able to create an author biography on your own that will note the books you have actually composed, a link to your site, your genre, your preferred writers, as well a picture. Make sure everything is expert looking and sounding so you instantly have trustworthiness as an author. This is most likely the very first information your prospective readers are going to see or read about you. Make a great first impression!

Blog
Goodreads has its own blog service which will display any posts you make to your profile, but ideally you're one step ahead of the game and already have a blog site (and a professional looking) site of your own. In the blog site settings you can place the web address of your blog's feed and anytime you update your routine blog, it will instantly cross-post to Goodreads where good friends and potential fans will see it. It will put the first few paragraphs on the site then link externally to your regular blog ... and as soon as those readers are on your real website, ideally you have adequate product to keep them there, ultimately leading them to that eventful Amazon.com link where they can purchase your title!

Occasions
If you have any big occasions coming up, whether it's the actual release date of your book, a blog trip, or a book finalizing, list it here! You can then promote the occasion to your pals and they can choose whether or not they will attend. If nothing else, it shows potential readers (and publishers) that you're a hard employee and willing to do your very own promo.

Videos
Video book trailers are all the rage this year, so if you have your very own hosted on YouTube, or other online video service, you can link it here and your readers will be able to enjoy it right from the Goodreads website (and ideally purchase your novel not long after!). Other good videos to publish consist of author interviews, public speaking engagements, or an individual reading from a chapter of your book. It's simpler to sell a book when someone feels like they understand the author, so get individual! Just do not get so individual that you end up exposing your social security or credit card numbers to your viewers! That would be silly.

Composing
Another section on your author page lets you publish writings. This can be whatever you like! Often times you'll see excellent reviews of the book reposted here, sample chapters, and increasingly more authors are putting brand name new material online in order to get feedback as they compose the sequel to their existing novel. Interactivity is the essential to a strong and devoted readership!

Quotes
Goodreads.com motivates all of its members to share quotes from books they love. You can put quotes from your favorite books, inspiring expressions, or (if you're crafty) you'll publish quotes from your book that will be attention grabbing. These quotes will also appear on your book's Goodreads page. In between the "Writing" area and the "Quotes" areas, there suffices room to add some good snippets to get individuals reading your work, and hopefully it likewise makes them feel like they NEED TO finish it, and subsequently buy the book!

Fans
The last section of the author page that I wish to mention is the "Fan" location where people can click a single button and end up being a fan. Your name and photo will then show up on their profile underneath their "Favorite Authors" section, and they will be updated whenever you post a new book, brand-new works, or a new article. Whatever keeps them returning! Remember that the typical individual has to be exposed to something almost 7 times prior to they decide to acquire it!

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