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Offline DarrenTPatrick

Some observations on Goodreads giveaways
« on: January 01, 2014, 07:58:50 PM »
Over the last few months, I ran two Goodreads giveaways for the first two books of my series.

I've summarized my thoughts and data on my site and if you're interested (or are considering a Goodreads giveaway for your own books), feel free to stop by and check it out.

Darren
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Re: Some observations on Goodreads giveaways
« Reply #1 on: January 06, 2014, 03:46:40 PM »
That was an interesting post. Thank you for sharing!

Offline DarrenTPatrick

Re: Some observations on Goodreads giveaways
« Reply #2 on: January 06, 2014, 08:56:13 PM »
You're welcome, tebakutis. 

While I didn't post it in my original observations, I think the fact that the second giveaway was for book two of my trilogy - The Peregrine Prophecy - might have also been a factor in the smaller uptake.  I was still very happy with the result, but something to keep in mind for my next giveaway for book three.

Offline Michael Sullivan

Re: Some observations on Goodreads giveaways
« Reply #3 on: January 12, 2014, 08:41:16 AM »
For what it is worth, I think the goodreads giveaway is the #1 marketing opportunity for authors. The cost is relatively low (you really only need to giveaway a few books) and the return generally high - a lot of people are exposed to your book. I highly recommend people try doing these from time to time.