by Frances Caballo on Social Media Just for Writers:
Goodreads giveaways are always free to list, that is if you don’t count the cost of your paperbacks and the postage you use to send your books to the winners.
Why even engage in a Goodreads giveaway? I’ve found that I always reap a bump in sales. Besides, giveaways increase awareness of your titles and you as an author, and let’s admit it; giveaways are popular.
Host Giveaways of Your Books
Contests are easy to create and run on Goodreads because Goodreads is a partner in the endeavor. Follow these steps:
Navigate to the arrow next to Browse, click it, and select Giveaways. On the right column, you’ll find a green link that says List a Giveaway.
Next, you will arrive at a Giveaways page. On the right will be a list of green hyperlinked titles. Click List a Giveaway
Once you click List a Giveaway, you’ll arrive at a new page where you’ll list the particulars about your book. Determine which day your giveaway will commence and end. Write a description, indicate the number of copies you’ll give away and provide information about the genre. There will be other items to complete as well. Also, Goodreads provides a slideshow on best practices.