Friday, August 16, 2013

Social Media Resource Report



Social Media Resource Report




The book tables at The Greater Philadelphia Christian Writers Conference yielded a social media title that I HAD to pick up. Michelle Campbell-Scott wrote,"Goodreads for Authors: How to Promote Your Books With Goodreads." 

I haven't finished the book yet, but it's user friendly. At the end of each chapter, she has a summary for those who are in a hurry to get tips. The author gives statistics, showing Goodreads as a premier location for authors to reach readers. For the techy challenged, like me, it gives step-by-step directions with lots of illustrations.

I'm up to the chapter on Goodreads Giveaways. Since I'm planning to do one soon, I can't wait to see her suggestions and detailed instructions.

This book will remain on my shelf as a handy reference guide to Goodreads. I hope the author will follow-up with books on other social media sites.

By the way, the cashier at the conference asked me about Goodreads. After a brief conversation, she dashed over to the table and picked up the last copy of this book. How's that for word-of-mouth advertising?

5 comments:

quietspirit said...

Susan:Sounds as if you were a great salesperson.

Janette Dolores said...

Ha, nothing wrong with marketing ourselves! Great sales pitch!

Thanks for the tip about the book. Be well.

Jean Fischer said...

i don't know much about Goodreads, Susan. I should pick up a copy of this book. Thanks for the suggestion!

Jeanette Levellie said...

I've used Goodreads to give away books, and I think it's a great tool. I know there's a lot more I could do with it to market myself. I admire you for wanting to grow, Susan!

Susan J. Reinhardt said...

Hi Everyone -

I'll be doing a Goodreads giveaway after Labor Day. I've noticed August is slow here on the Net with people on vacation.

Do you ever give thought to the timing of your promotions?

Blessings,
Susan :)