When I first heard about Goodreads when it launched in 2006 I thought, "This is too good to be true!" A social media network for books? Yep - that's what Goodreads is! 40 million strong with users who share a common bond - a love of books.
Whether you write fiction or non-fiction, Goodreads is a fantastic place to connect with readers and grow your audience. Here are some key steps to take to not only get the most out of your Goodreads account, but also how to make a genuine connection with readers there.
You’ve probably heard us saying, “You need to engage with your readers!” a time or five. It’s a vital element that needs to be implemented in your social media strategy as an author to build a solid and thriving audience. But what does this actually mean? How do you actually engage with new people on social media in a way that actually makes a difference in your book marketing?
In our last post we talked about different ways to make money from your website. The first solution most people go to is displaying ads. But using the popular advertising networks on your website comes with some significant negative tradeoffs which could alienate your readers:
Over the past few months we’ve been asked by multiple authors the same question: how can I make money from my blog/website? As authors - whether self-published or not - it helps to have as many sources of income as possible. "Monetizing" your website may seem like an easy way to make buck, but like everything in life there are tradeoffs.
So we thought it might be helpful to offer four common ways authors can make money from their website, along with some quick pros and cons for each: