Tuesday, March 12, 2013

GoodReads


Day 71


“In my opinion, understanding who your target audience is, and what they want, and writing to them (and only them!) is the most important component of being successful as an author.”
~ John Locke

Connecting with your readers is important. Learning what other types of books they like, and even reading those books, can help you to write for them, but also market directly to them. If you can figure out what they are reading, and what they are saying about it, then you are that much closer to getting them to buy (and read) your book.

One way you can learn about and connect with your readers is through Goodreads.com. It is the largest reader and book recommendation site in the world, and they encourage authors to set up author profiles and connect with fans. Chances are your book is already listed if it’s been published for an extended period of time, might as well assign your face to it. If it’s not listed you can add it for free.

Marketing prompt:


Register with Goodreads.com if you aren't already. Make sure your profile is linked to your book, and share some quotes from your book.

Days to go: 294





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