Sunday, January 04, 2015

Enter My Goodreads Giveaway

In the last few months, I've become more active on Goodreads. If you have a book or love books, you should be involved on Goodreads. Why?

According to their site, they have 30 million members. That's a huge number of people who love books, read books and write reviews about books. If you are an author, I urge you to get this inexpensive teleseminar from my friend, Sandra Beckwith and discover three things you can do right away to begin to promote your book. 

One of the opportunities for any author is to use the Goodreads Giveaways. I'm following the advice of Catherine Ryan Howard who wrote this article, “Don't Do What You Are Told.” For my first Giveaway I limited the entrants to Goodreads members from the United States and the Giveaway was for a month. Each time I've been giving away the two new books that released last Fall. I had over 500 people enter the Giveaway. 

With my second Giveaway (again with two books), I followed Catherine's advice and ran it for a shorter period of time and allowed anyone in the world to enter the Giveaway. I had about 700 people enter this Giveaway for each book.

Any author can set up a Giveaway. Goodreads picks the winners and your obligation is to mail physical copies of the books to the winners. You affirm to Goodreads that you've sent the books to the winners. If they receive complaints about the winners not receiving the books, then you can't do any more Giveaways. When I widened the Giveaway to anyone in the world, I did send a couple of books outside the U.S. but it was still relatively low cost to mail the books—and a wise investment from my perspective. 

While you are giving a limited number of books, the concept is rooted in exposure. Hopefully some of the people who did not win a copy of your book will track it down, purchase it, love it and tell others about your book.

On January 5th, I'm launching my third Goodreads Giveaway. You can use the buttons below to enter and possibly win a free copy of my book. For this Giveaway, I'm limiting the time to ten days

Here's where you can enter for a copy of Billy Graham, A Biography of America's Greatest Evangelist:

Goodreads Book Giveaway

Billy Graham by W. Terry Whalin

Billy Graham

by W. Terry Whalin

Giveaway ends January 15, 2015.
See the giveaway details at Goodreads.
Enter to win
I have a second new book, Jumpstart Your Publishing Dreams, Insider Secrets to Skyrocket Your Success:

Goodreads Book Giveaway

Jumpstart Your Publishing Dreams by W. Terry Whalin

Jumpstart Your Publishing Dreams

by W. Terry Whalin

Giveaway ends January 15, 2015.
See the giveaway details at Goodreads.
Enter to win
I wish you all the best with the Giveaway—as I said above, Goodreads selects the winners. If you aren't active on Goodreads, then I encourage you to learn about it, get this teleseminar and take action to become active on the site, where people love books. Just becoming more active on Goodreads could be a strategic addition to your life and help you sell more books in the days ahead.

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