Tuesday, 19 September 2017

Jemima's September guest post on TSRA

You may be interested in Jemima's September guest post on the Story Reading Ape's blog.  She discusses the dilemma for new authors who see Goodreads as an opportunity to push their books - but how do they do that without being banned for spamming people?




According to Goodreads, the site has over 55 million members worldwide. That’s a lot of readers. It doesn’t take much to understand why nearly every self-published person comes to the conclusion that they should be promoting their books on the site.
It’s a sensitive issue, and one that has changed a little since the original Goodreads was sold to Amazon. I notice more ways that Amazon and Goodreads use each others’ opportunities. Amazon now enables you to do giveaways… Goodreads has been doing that since it started. Goodreads now has an extensive list of marketing opportunities that it promotes to authors, which look like things in the Amazon school of marketing to me, but are nevertheless valid and valuable opportunities – so take them.

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