Review: An Author's Guide to Goodreads: How to Network with Millions of Readers

An Author's Guide to Goodreads: How to Network with Millions of Readers An Author's Guide to Goodreads: How to Network with Millions of Readers by Barb Drozdowich
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Barb calls Goodreads “the candy store for readers.” That being said, why wouldn’t an author wish to learn more? These days many authors struggle with finding readers and sharing their books. Barb’s Goodreads primer covers the basics and share insights on how to maximize the features and networking opportunities.

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!

Recommended audience
New authors
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.

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