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Goodreads for Authors
We’re joined in this episode by NYT Bestseller, the fabulous Alessandra Torre, to talk All Things Goodreads. Some authors are wary of Goodreads due to harsh reviews, but there are good reasons to use this platform and in this episode, Allessandra explains why.
Founded by Otis Chandler and launched in January 2007, Goodreads is the largest collection of readers and reviewers – with over 55 million members. It’s important that you establish a presence on this social media site – and use all of the free promotional tools it offers!
Goodreads is the world’s largest site for readers and book recommendations.
It is a great social media option for someone who doesn’t want to be on social media. You can pop in, make a post and leave.
Everything is 100% book related and there is a layer of separation between the readers and authors that gives you a nice amount of privacy.
A few things you can do on Goodreads
See what books your friends are reading.
Track the books you’re reading, have read, and want to read.
Check out your personalized book recommendations. Our recommendation engine analyzes 20 billion data points to give suggestions tailored to your literary tastes.
Find out if a book is a good fit for you from community’s reviews.
Remember to be a good community member. Be polite and courteous. Don’t post anything that might lead to negative feedback!
About Alessandra Torre:
A New York Times, USA Today, and Wall Street Journal Bestselling Author, Alessandra Torre has written twenty-two novels, including three New York Times bestsellers.
Alessandra is the creator of Alessandra Torre Ink – an authors community and online school with over 10,000 members. She is also the founder of INKERS CON, an annual authors conference. A self-publishing advocate, Alessandra speaks frequently to universities, conventions and author groups.
From her home in Key West, Florida, she devotes several hours each day to various writing projects and interacting with her fans on Facebook, Twitter and Pinterest. When not battling her husband at Scrabble, she chases her pet chickens, three dogs, and shoos away iguanas.
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