Wednesday, August 24, 2016

Are you on Goodreads?

Hey everyone, Danica Favorite here, and I am on the fence about Goodreads. On one hand, it feels like just one more thing I have to do, and it ends up being this endless place where I get lost and distracted because there are so many pretty and shiny things to look at. But on the other hand, I know that's where the readers are, so I feel like I should be there connecting.

So tell me about your experience! Are you on Goodreads? How do you use Goodreads? What are your favorite parts about Goodreads? And, bonus question... How do you like to see authors interacting on Goodreads?

Though I'm still figuring out Goodreads, I am offering a giveaway of my upcoming book, The Nanny's Little Matchmakers. So stop by and enter!

Goodreads Book Giveaway

The Nanny's Little Matchmakers by Danica Favorite

The Nanny's Little Matchmakers

by Danica Favorite

Giveaway ends August 31, 2016.

See the giveaway details at Goodreads.

Enter Giveaway

6 comments:

  1. I am on Goodreads. I love that I can have all my books sorted into neat little groups, but it is a huge site, and if I tried all my TBR shelf, I would be well over 100, and I'm only just in my twenties!

    It is a great place to meet readers and authors alike, and is also a good place to connect with bloggers who are either readers, authors, or a little of both.

    I used to enjoy the giveaways, but it seems after the first few months, you stop winning, and it's odd that the users who have been around longer, are the ones who rarely win. They are still fun, but it seems they are slanted toward new users.

    Authors using Goodreads is a great way to connect with your readers, and to find new fans who enjoy similar works, but have not found yours yet, so there is potential, it's all about how you use it.

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  2. Stephanie, I agree that Goodreads is a great place to meet authors and bloggers and more importantly, potential readers. I just wish that I knew more about how to use it efficiently.

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  3. I'm with you Mary. I wish I knew better how to use it as an author. As a reader, I love chatting about books with others.

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  4. Great feedback, Stephanie! I didn't realize that about people winning. It's weird, usually I see a bunch of my friends winning my books, so I was afraid it was more biased toward author friends.

    Mary and Terri, I am so with you!

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  5. I'm technically "on" Goodreads but with the exception of entering an giveaway or ranking "new" books when that comes up, I use it for posting reviews and sometimes recommending books. I don't interact with authors that I can think of. Not because I don't want to but because I just have never done anything in the "Community" drop down menu. I do follow several authors and get the emails from Goodreads about new releases.

    I use Goodreads to post reviews especially before a book has been released because I can't post on Amazon until then. I also like the annual reading challenges and seeing if I read more or less than I thought I would.

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  6. @Danica

    I'm not sure. They changed how they work recently, and so they might have changed that. I've also heard giveaways rely strongly on books the user has shelved, and what genre they enjoy.

    I think the groups are probably one of the best ways to interact with readers, and Q&As. That's where I met most of the authors I have spoken to at least.

    Also commenting on reviews, but that can cause drama if it's a low review, or if you seem to favor some reviews over other. Just thinking people for reviewing can help though.

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