Mastering Goodreads

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Please welcome Diana Lesire Brandmeyer, guest posting on the class she’ll be teaching next month at the MT Pages Retreat…

Diana Lesire Brandmeyer
Diana Lesire Brandmeyer

Have you heard?

Readers hang out on GoodReads! Readers that take the time to review books, hang out and talk about characters and stories? It wouldn’t be a surprise to me if you typed in the comments, “Sure I know that, but I’m an author and I can’t post about my books. If I do I get an angry note from the group moderator.”

So how can you get those book reviews if you can’t ask for them? Or how do you get those marvelous breakdown conversations about how your heroine should have chosen the blue dress because the yellow one wouldn’t look good with her hair color?

You may have heard how readers on Goodreads pushed that “50 shades of something” into the number one spot and you’ve tried but nothing is happening. GoodReads has a wealth of opportunities for authors if you know where to look and how to post.

Here’s a simple thing you can do right away:

Answer the polls and like the quotes. When you do that, your photo icon-you do have one, right?-will show up in your friend and followers newsfeeds. That brings the focus to you as a reader. Unpaid advertising when they click on your face and it takes you to your GoodReads authorpage!

Want to learn about giveaways, groups and reviews? In the Mastering Goodreads Workshop at the Montana Writer’s Retreat we’ll be looking at ways to get noticed, get read and get reviews.*

Please join us at the Montana Writer’s Retreat Aug. 7-Aug. 9, 2015 where learning is causal, brainstorming with others, and yes, food and fun.

*Please note we are not guaranteeing your success or the number one spot on the NYT bestseller list. You will learn how to use Goodreads effectively as a reader and an author.

Bio: Christian author, Diana Lesire Brandmeyer, writes historical and contemporary romances.
Author of A Mind of Her Own, A Bride’s Dilemma in Friendship, Tennessee and We’re Not Blended We’re Pureed, a Survivor’s Guide to Blended Families. Once widowed and now remarried she writes with humor and experience on the difficulty of joining two families be it fictional or real life.






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