Goodreads is another great place to get book reviews. Once your book is available on Amazon, you can create a Goodreads Author page and add it to the millions of books on that site. Amazon owns Goodreads, so book reviews on any of Amazon’s international sites will appear on Goodreads too.
Another nice option is the Goodreads widget you can add to your author blog or website. You can also add your blog feed to your Goodreads Author page for even more exposure. You can interact with readers through question and answer forum. You can run giveaways on your books. You can even advertise your book on Goodreads. Woot!
To set up your Goodreads Author page you first must apply for the Author Program. Sign in to Goodreads or create an account if you don’t already have one.
Then search for your book using the ISBN, ASIN or title. Click on the book and then on the author name.
At the bottom of your author profile page you’ll see “Is this you? Let us know!” to complete and submit an application for the Author program.
Once you’re approved, you’ll get an email welcoming you to the program.
Next you’ll want to get your book listed on your author dashboard. Add your book using ASIN, ISBN or title to search for it.
Fill out the missing information which you can find on your book’s detail page on Amazon. Add a cover image. Submit.
Goodreads will verify it and voila, you have a book listing! Be sure to add each edition, paperback and ebook, so that readers of both types will see your book on Goodreads and leave a review.
Experiment with the different tools that Goodreads offers. Set up a giveaway. Answer some reader questions. Add some friends. Join some groups. Participate in discussions. Add your reading lists. Write some reviews. Have fun!
Assignment: Set up your Goodreads Author Page.