Goodreads Offers Kindle EBooks Giveaways-At A Price

Nicholas C. Rossis

Goodreads logo | From the blog of Nicholas C. Rossis, author of science fiction, the Pearseus epic fantasy series and children's bookSince March 2016, Amazon has been offering both print and e-book giveaways. Goodreads, however, has only been allowing giveaways of print copies. As my author friend, Elle Boca, notified me the other day, this will no longer be the case.

Goodreads will be introducing its new Goodreads Giveaways program on January 9, 2018. It includes two packages, Standard and Premium. And for the first time, Kindle Direct Publishing authors can run giveaways for Kindle ebooks—a feature previously only available to traditional publishers. The new program, which replaces the current Giveaways program, will initially be for giveaways open to U.S. residents.

However, there is a catch: whereas the old giveaways were free, the new ones come at a steep price that starts at over $100. Specifically, from January 9, 2018, you can choose from the following two packages:

Standard Giveaway

(available in your choice of print book or…

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3 thoughts on “Goodreads Offers Kindle EBooks Giveaways-At A Price

  1. We’ve been having a lively discussion of this in the Authors Corner on the Great Middle Grade Reads Group. In a nutshell, a lot of author-readers, especially those based outside the US, are looking to follow those who left after Amazon took over Goodreads a few years ago.
    I think it’s sad that something as global as reading is starting to split up into trade-aligned regions…. it’s very short-sighted of Amazon/Goodreads, but then, it might mean more money for them in the short term.

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