by Barb Drozdowich on Self Publishing Advice Centre:
Social media expert Barb Drozdowich counts the ways for indie authors to network on Goodreads to help market their self-published books.
Goodreads is often the site that is dismissed as difficult to navigate or full of nasty people. Let’s talk about these elephants shall we?
- Can Goodreads be difficult to navigate? I think so. But like learning to write excellent dialogue, navigating Goodreads can be learned with a little bit of patience.
- Is Goodreads full of nasty people? Not really. There are 50 million account holders on Goodreads. In a group that large there are bound to be nasty people. Take your local mall as an example. Not everybody there is pleasant, yet you continue to shop there. You develop a way to cope with the nasty people – you can do the same on Goodreads.