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?


quietspirit said...

Susan:Sounds as if you were a great salesperson.

JD 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?

Susan :)