I wanted to tell you about a brilliant site for anyone who loves books.
Goodreads is a simple idea really. It’s a kind of virtual book shelf, helping you to keep track of books you have read, are currently reading or plan to read. It also allows you to see other peoples bookshelves if they have similar titles to you. It’s a great way to discover and share books (and remember what you have read in your life!) Not too heavy. It’s definitely one for the readers.
I have been getting some great interest there too and (unlike Amazon) am creating connections to readers rather than just consumers. Goodreads currently have 20 million active members!
So, why not join up? It’s free and we can be friends which would be nice!
Also, if you have been kind enough to review my book on Amazon why not add your review on Goodreads too? It REALLY helps me to gain readers and in many ways is more powerful than Amazon. I have been contacted directly by readers on Goodreads and can SEE people adding my book to their bookshelf to read! Great fun. As I said, Amazon is great for consumers (it’s the main place people buy books) but Goodreads is ALL about readers.
Oh, and finally. Check out this lovely screenshot of ‘The Whisper of Stars’ It sat at No.1 in the charts for a whole weekend. Okay, so it was the No.1 FREE book but still. 4,500 downloads is a nice feeling. It’s dropped off a cliff now but it was nice while it lasted : ) Thanks to all of you for helping promote and review the book which has undoubtably helped it along.