10 Steps to Make Goodreads Work For You

Are you guys doing much on Goodreads, the LARGEST book club in the world? You should!


I got on Goodreads a few years ago and that was it. I didn’t do anything after I created the profile and listed my books I had out at the time.


Nada, zip, zero, for TWO YEARS.


Remember how I said take on one social media at a time? I may have slacked off there for a while.


It is time for Goodreads. First, read the reblog below, and then tell us what YOU are doing on Goodreads to build your base and sell books.


Personally, I am still not doing much there but I need to and I will be soon -ask me about that pesky book that just won’t finish – but a few days ago I updated my status and I went from three friends to over 300 in about 24 hours. I am at 700 this morning.

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More friends is good, right?


What now? Beats me.


So we will learn this one together!


But tell us your success stories if you have them and if you want to do a guest blog about Goodreads and what to do there, THIS is the time!

Published by Dan Alatorre AUTHOR

International bestselling author Dan Alatorre has 17 titles published in over a dozen languages. From Romance in Poggibonsi to action and adventure in the sci-fi thriller The Navigators, to comedies like Night Of The Colonoscopy: A Horror Story (Sort Of) and the heartwarming and humorous anecdotes about parenting in the popular Savvy Stories series, his knack for surprising audiences and making you laugh or cry - or hang onto the edge of your seat - has been enjoyed by audiences around the world. And you are guaranteed to get a page turner every time. “That’s my style,” Dan says. “Grab you on page one and then send you on a roller coaster ride, regardless of the story or genre.” Readers agree, making his string of #1 bestsellers popular across the globe. He will make you chuckle or shed tears, sometimes on the same page. His novels always contain twists and turns, and his nonfiction will stay in your heart forever. Dan resides in the Tampa area with his wife and daughter. You can find him blogging away almost every day on www.DanAlatorre or watch his hilarious YouTube show every week Writers Off Task With Friends. Dan’s marketing book 25 eBook Marketing Tips You Wish You Knew has been a valuable tool for new authors (it’s free if you subscribe to his newsletter) and his dedication to helping other authors is evident in his helpful blog.

19 thoughts on “10 Steps to Make Goodreads Work For You

  1. I joined Goodreads a month back, after I published my ebook, but I didn’t do much. Now I am exploring the use of Goodreads for increasing visibility for my book. This post comes in at the right time for me. 🙂 Thank you for sharing.

  2. I’ve done some of these things! I joined, added a few friends, ran a couple of giveaways, got both of my books on a load of TBR lists, but that’s it. Must do more!!

    1. I think most authors think about a book being a helium balloon, that once you launch it properly, it stays afloat. That may be true for some, but it’s rare. Most books are balloons all right – latex balloons filled with air that you have to constantly bat and chase to keep aloft.

  3. Love Goodreads. I don’t get there as much as I’d like to but when I revisit I always find interesting discussions, connections and occasional new book reviews of mine (nice surprises). I also copy and paste every book review I put on Amazon for the author to have it on their Goodreads book page too.

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