Wednesday, August 23, 2017

Writer's Digest Goodreads Seminar


I'm a huge fan of goodreads. Not only do I love the site as a reader...but it has also been hugely instrumental in my writing career. In fact, I'd say that apart from my books, themselves, goodreads is the single biggest reason I've been able to make a full-time living from my favorite pastime.

But goodreads is intimidating to many authors, and it's easy to see why. It's massive and complex, and it's a site that if you approach in the wrong way can hurt your reputation with readers rather than help it.

Having been at the site since October 2008, I've learned a few things, and seen a lot of changes. I'm also fortunate to have a wife that knows goodreads inside and out, and has helped me build a brand on the site that goes far beyond my writing credentials. In other words, I have a much larger footprint on goodreads than my book sales reflect. In short, I'm a solid mid-list author, but on Goodreads I'm ranked #39 in the US and #45 globally. That puts me side-by-side with the likes of Stephen King, James Patterson, and Margaret Atwood.

How is this possible? Well, it's because of what I've learned and howI approach the site. And Robin and I are going to be sharing our secrets in a on-line workshop for Writer's Digest University.  Here are the specifics:

When: Thursday August 24th at 1:00 PM EST
Where: Writer's Digest University
How: It's an online seminar, which will be recored such that if you aren't available on Thursday at 1:00 you can watch it at your own leisure and re-watch it for the next year
Cost: Yes, there is a fee, but it's quite reasonable $79.99 for a 90 minute seminar so less than a dollar a minute.

So, if you're a writer and want to learn more about how to use goodreads to help find and audience join Robin and I. Not only will we be presenting, but there will be plenty of time for Q & A.  Hope to see you there.

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