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Supporting Authors on Goodreads

09:30:00 Jo Linsdell 0 Comments

Goodreads is a social media platform for book lovers. You get your own profile where you can post about books you've read, are reading, or want to read. You can feed your blog posts directly to your profile too. Then there's all the groups available. There really is one to suit everyone's tastes... and if you can't find the right one for you, you can always start your own. Special sessions where you can interact with your favourite authors and give-away's where you can win free books.

So how can you support authors on Goodreads?

1) Add their books to your to-read lists.



2) Mark their book as "reading" so people know you're reading it.

3) Post a review once you've finished it.



4) Add the book to/vote for the book on lists.


5) Suggest the book to friends that you think might enjoy it.


6) Share the books page on your social media profiles


7) Vote for the book in the annual Goodreads Choice Awards


8) Become their fan.



And lastly, 9) suggest the book to reading groups on site.

All these things help increase the visibility that the book/authors get and therefore you play an important role in the success of the book... not to mention motivate the author to create more books for you to enjoy ;)

You can find me on Goodreads at https://www.goodreads.com/jolinsdell

Can you think of any other ways readers can support their favourite authors on Goodreads? Leave a comment below.


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