Well, that's probably premature. Instead I will share with you 11 plus tips on running a Goodreads Giveaway with maximum results. You can read the article I read HERE for an in depth explanation. It was authored by Emlyn Chand, the president of Novel Publicity. I will give you a brief teaser of what you'll learn in her article.
11 Tips to Maximize Your Goodreads Giveaway!
- You only need to offer one copy (unless your budget allows more)
- Make it an autographed copy (in all caps)
- Choose to end your Giveaway on a low-traffic day
- Offer it to all countries for the most exposure
- Use your reviews to pitch the reader
- Congratulate the winner
- Send the book promptly
- Short giveaways pack more punch
- Goodreads takes 1 to 2 days to approve the giveaway, so don't schedule it to start immediately--you lose time.
- Books are judged on their covers--bring your best!
- Become popular! The more reviews you get, the more "popular" you are, the more your Giveaway is promoted.
She also didn't mention THE WIDGET! Goodreads provides the HTML for a lovely widget to promote your giveaway on your website/blog. I posted my above. You can ask your friends to post one too. I also added a link to the contest on my Facebook pages.
I will be running Goodreads Giveaways often. I won't always make a big deal out of them with my friends, or on my site, and I'll be careful not to overdo it on Goodreads, but it's advertising that I feel good about. Why? It's free for me to implement and it offers a gift to others. It's the definition of a win-win!
And now you have two ways to win my new edition of The Pet Washer--name my fish, or enter on Goodreads--or both! Over 40 people have named my fish already between FB, KDP, and my blog--I would love to hear your ideas! Leave a name in the comments below and I'll enter you to win a $10 Amazon card and a copy of the new edition of The Pet Washer! (winners announced 08/01/12 on my blog).
To Do: Set up your Goodreads Giveaway today!