My Goodreads account tells me I’ve been a member since November of 2013. To be honest, I haven’t paid much attention to it until I released City of Ghosts. Since it seems to be such a popular platform and a great way for authors and readers to connect, I thought I should check it out.
Since City of Ghosts was added to Amazon, a small trickle of Goodreads users have been adding it to their “To Read” list. I’m glad people are interested enough to bookmark it for later. As an avid reader myself, I know there are far too many books and far too little time to get to them all. I haven’t had any Goodreads reviews yet on the book. In some ways, I’m relieved because I’ve heard users on the site can be a bit harsher than your average Amazon reviewer. On the other hand, reviews add a certain credibility and social proof to the book that can encourage others to take a chance. With no reviews at all it is hard to believe anyone is actually reading it.
In an attempt to spur a little action for my book on Goodreads, I’ve decided to give away five copies of the paperback version. If you (or someone you know) is interested, you can click below to register. It will ask you for a mailing address, but that is only so that I can send it to you if you win. If you don’t win, I never receive your personal data. (For those of you that do win, I promise I’ll only send you the book. Don’t worry about me signing you up for a lifetime subscription to “Popular Mechanics”.)
Are any of you Goodreads regulars? Do you have any tips for using the site?