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Use Goodreads Author Program As A Book Marketing Tool


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Are you an author searching for a way to promote yourself and your books? If so then you NEED to not only be on Goodreads, but set up a Goodreads Author Program account. This SlideShare presentation gives you all of the information you need to set up your account.

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Use Goodreads Author Program As A Book Marketing Tool

  1. 1. Use Goodreads Author Program As A Book Marketing Tool
  2. 2. What Is the Goodreads Author Program?  The Goodreads Author Program is a completely dree feature designed to help authors reach their target audience – passionate readers.  This is the perfect place for new and established authors to promote their books.
  3. 3. What Can You Do As A Goodreads Author?  Take Control of Your Profile  Promote Your Books
  4. 4. Take Control Of Your Profile  Here are some of the features you can use on your profile:  Add a picture and bio  Share your list of favorite books and recent reads Write a blog and  Publicize upcoming events,  Share book excerpts and other writing  Write a quiz about your book or related topic  Post videos  Add the Goodreads Author widget to your personal website or blog
  5. 5. Promote Your Books  Get the word out!  Here are some of the promotional tools available on Goodreads:  Sign up to advertise your books to the Goodreads Community  List a book giveaway to generate pre-launch buzz  Lead a Q&A discussion group for readers  Participate in discussions on your profile, in groups, and in the discussion forums for your books
  6. 6. How Do I Join?  Sign in or sign up for an account  Search for yourself and click on your published author name  Clicking on your name takes you to your basic author profile page.  This page is part of our database of books and authors and is separate from your member profile page (which lists your bookshelves and friends)  Scroll down to the bottom of the page. Click “is this you?” to send a request to join the Author Program.
  7. 7. Who Can Join?  The Author Program is designed for people with published books, or who are in the process of publishing a book.  It’s best if your work is on a bestseller’s website, such as or, but Goodreads will accept any author who has published a book.  If your book is self-published and is not yet in the Goodreads database, you may manually add it.
  8. 8. Additional Book Publicity Services  Goodreads is a great place to go to market yourself as an author and your books.  However, you will benefit more as an author through add book publicity services.  Consider hiring a book publicity firm like Smith Publicity to teach you how to market your book for added exposure.