Your Guide to Giveaways on Goodreads
A giveaway is a great way to get advance reviews,    which contribute to word-of-mouth buzz.                Giveaways are ...
Giveaways Get Results!              30              24                     Stats for Beautiful RuinsBooks Added           ...
Tips for a Successful Giveaway                                     Start early                Run your giveaway at least o...
Frequently Asked Questions                      Can I give away an ebook?          No, unfortunately, ebooks are not yet a...
Want to get started?To list a giveaway, click here.
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Your Guide to Giveaways on Goodreads

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This brief slideshow will help you run a successful book giveaway on Goodreads. Giveaways are a key component of a successful book launch.

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  • I have wasted several hours trying to arrange a giveaway. Seldom have I seen such a user unfriendly site. My book doesn't exist, my email has not been verified, etc.etc. Gee, thanks.
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  • Your Guide to Giveaways on Goodreads

    1. 1. Your Guide to Giveaways on Goodreads
    2. 2. A giveaway is a great way to get advance reviews, which contribute to word-of-mouth buzz. Giveaways are free to list You choose how many books to giveaway, how long to run your giveaway, and which countries are eligible to enter. We will choose the winners and send you a CSV file of their mailing addresses. Giveaways increase awareness of your title The average giveaway attracts 825 entries. That’s a lot of people seeing and interacting with your book. Giveaways are popular 40,000 people enter Goodreads giveaways every day.
    3. 3. Giveaways Get Results! 30 24 Stats for Beautiful RuinsBooks Added 18 12 6 0 Jan Feb Mar Apr May
    4. 4. Tips for a Successful Giveaway Start early Run your giveaway at least one month before publication. Many authors and publishers see results with a giveaway three months before the on-sale date. Run your giveaway for a month A month is the perfect amount of time to let plenty of people enter. Offer as many books as you can We recommend offering at least ten books. Roughly 60 percent of giveaway winners review the books they win. The more books you can offer, the more reviews you’re likely to get. Use a self-serve ad to drive entries Giveaways with ads attract 45% more entries than giveaways without ads.Bonus Tip: Use the Goodreads giveawaywidget on your blog, Facebook page, orWeb site to encourage your fans to enter.
    5. 5. Frequently Asked Questions Can I give away an ebook? No, unfortunately, ebooks are not yet allowed in the Goodreads giveaway program. Can I run more than one giveaway for the same title? Yes! In fact, we recommend two giveaways: one several months before publication and another when your book is available. Can I give away an older book?Yes! While the giveaway program is intended for pre-release titles, as long as you’re offering new copies, you can give away an older book. Please note the original publication date in the giveaway description.
    6. 6. Want to get started?To list a giveaway, click here.
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