How to Get Reviews via Goodreads

goodreads logoIn the writing community, people often suggest soliciting reviews via Goodreads, but for the new author, how may not be immediately obvious. Today, I’ll give an overview of how to use Goodreads to solicit reviews.

Generally, the best way to solicit reviews via Goodreads is through the Goodreads Groups, which are established and run by members. Many of the discussion groups have programs that allow authors to offer a free eBook copy of their book in exchange for an honest review. The programs tend to be called R4R (read for review), R2R (read to review) or Authors Seeking Reviews. If you’ve never done R4R, here are the basics. Continue reading “How to Get Reviews via Goodreads”

How Many Books Have You Sold?

how many books have you soldDo you ever get that question, “How many books have you sold?” Do you know the answer to the question? Well, today we’re going to talk about why you might want to know this number and the best way to keep track of books sold.

If you’re not keeping track, let’s start with the why you might want to. Continue reading “How Many Books Have You Sold?”

What is the Kindle “Delivery Cost” and How Does it Affect Me?

KindleDeliveryFeeCalculatorFor those new to Kindle publishing, questions often arise about the Kindle delivery cost. Some people aren’t sure what it is, who it affects, and if there’s a way to make it go away. Today, I’m going to give a quick overview of the fee and what it means to authors. Continue reading “What is the Kindle “Delivery Cost” and How Does it Affect Me?”

Quick Tips for Setting up an Email Address Forwarder at Your Domain Name

author email marketing email-1346077_960_720Did you get your own domain name for your website, but never bothered to add an email address to go with that domain? Well, some changes at the big free email services may just be the push you needed to get a custom email address forwarder set up.

Authors often use mailing services for their newsletters. Now, mail services like MailChimp are pushing authors to not use free services like Yahoo and Gmail for the return address. Continue reading “Quick Tips for Setting up an Email Address Forwarder at Your Domain Name”