Goodreads has millions of members, at the moment almost 17 million, who not only read books, they blog about books, write long reviews about books, and discuss in their group forums about books. These are the people with whom you want to connect, especially to announce your new book and its launch.
So, how can you create buzz for your upcoming book before it launches?
Give away copies of your print book.
It makes sense to give away books – if your goal is to get reviews. More than 50% of giveaway winners review the books they win, so the more books you offer, the more reviews you are likely to get. Run your giveaway for two weeks to a month. Goodreads says, “Giveaways less than two weeks run the risk of not getting enough entries, while a four-week giveaway will generate more entries.
Goodreads recommends even…
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