I’ve had several people ask how to list a giveaway on Goodreads. It’s actually very easy. Too bad the page to list isn’t the clearest on what you must do to post a giveaway. You must first create an author account.
On top of that, you need to have an ISBN for your book. Goodreads doesn’t negotiate on that. Even if you’re an indie publisher or indie author (the former also funds the cost of printing up front and keeps stock to ship immediately to buyers whereas the second has buyers buy through sites that connect to print-on-demand services), you must have an ISBN. If you’re using Createspace or something similar, you can get a free ISBN. In the US, Bowker is the one and ONLY agency through which you can buy personal ISBNs, and this looks more professional. I will be doing this soon and updating on Goodreads. You must have a physical copy of the book to send to the winner, or winners. You can choose how many. If you plan on also making ebooks available, you must have an ISBN for each format. Print paperback, print hardback, .pdf, .mobi, and epub will mean five ISBNs. For the giveaway, you just need the paperback one.
After you have that, you just post your giveaway. Here is where you decide how many copies (remember shipping is on you) and how long to have it run. It won’t post right away. They do have people vet the submissions to make sure they meet the guidelines.
Beyond that you just promote, promote, promote.
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Goodreads Book Giveaway
Giveaway ends August 01, 2013.
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