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One of the Super Value-Added features of this book is the free accompanying-link video that shows all the things discussed in the book. This dual resource is the most valuable tool I found during 2016.
How to use lists; How to include Ebooks-Excerpts-Preview! And using emails for announcing your new book, or recommending a book—all these are so welcome.
Since this book’s author has a Page on Goodreads, I can just go ask her questions that came up as I read the book, like “how do I send those charming new-book-release emails that I occasionally get from authors I’ve reviewed favorably?”
I think everyone has a treasure they found by accident on Goodreads, and for me it is the “Private Notes, shown only to you” at the bottom of your review page under “ More details v”. But this is for readers … and the book is for authors … so not a complaint!!!
Reading a chapter, then watching it on the video is the best teacher—and I feel so much more competent and enjoy more on Goodreads than “before Barb.” Keep this close by as a reference—it will repay your purchase many times over!!
Bonus = I learned 2 new words: squee! & tooltip …
The possibilities for an author on GR are more than I thought. Most importantly, I loved how the author drove home the fact that GR is really reader focused. She emphasized this, especially authors commenting in the review section.
That's a no. I've seen that happen too many times and man is it ugly.
Written for the new author wishing to leverage the immensely popular bibliophilic network, An Author's Guide to Goodreads: How to Network with Millions of Readers is an excellent primer on the Goodreads platform. Barb has done what no other book on Goodreads has been able to accomplish: present the platform from the vantage point of a reader, book blogger, and author. Her technical savvy peaks through as she guides you through the platform and shares vital navigational tips. With a vibrant and occasional, geeky tone (which I totally love about her), she opens the door to the world of Goodreads and all it has to offer.
While the book does not contain pictures or screenshots, like a friend sitting right next to you, Barb encourages you to log onto the site and follow along. Remarkably, it is easy to follow her!!
She accomplishes everything she has promised. You will unquestionably learn why a strong author and reader profile will encourage readers to purchase your book and influence your ability to network with others, even book bloggers and other authors.
Why 5 stars?
Barb presents an amazing overview of Goodreads, explaining its size, features, and technical aspects. The platform, at times, can be a nightmare to navigate. Yet, she placed me at ease and made the site seem like the greatest thing since, well, learning how to read!
Veteran authors who have ignored Goodreads
Book bloggers who want to learn more about Goodreads and how authors use the platform
Disclaimer: I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.
I appreciated Barb Drozdowich emphasis and explanation that the site is to engage not to push your books. She explains the different sections of the main page that really helped me, even after I've been using the site for several months already. Reading this book also sparked a few ideas on ways I can implement the time I'm on Goodreads for the best use of my time.
This book was clear and easy to follow along with on my Kindle while logging into Goodreads on my laptop. I highly recommend this book if you are on the fence about opening an account or if you just started.
I was provided a complimentary copy of this book so I could give an honest review.