Our own Lynne Cantwell talked about how Goodreads is going to swallow Shelfari whole last week. Did you read about that? You might want to. You might also be interested in knowing that advertising on Goodreads is inexpensive and, frankly, fun. Looking at all those statistics on my ads makes me happy. What, you’re not advertising there? Our Melinda Clayton will show you how to advertise with Goodreads. Meanwhile, how about we stir things up with a Goodreads like-fest?
Today you can share your author page and find new friends. For your profile, grab that URL which should look like this: https://www.goodreads.com/KSBrooks and paste it in the comments below. (Not sure where to find your fancy URL? See the image below and look for the aqua arrow.) Now everyone can “Like” your author page. The “Like” button is found about 1/3 of the way down the page on the same side as the author photo. Clicking on that will show that you like that author’s page on your Facebook wall. There’s also a Google+ button there, so if you have a Google+ account and you’re feeling generous, go ahead and click on that, too. Still not sure where the “like” button is? Click on this thumbnail to enlarge it and look for the magenta arrow.
Okay folks, sorry for the confusion. It looks like Goodreads has changed their design, removing those share buttons. To “befriend” an author, click follow below the author’s photo. To “befriend” a reader, click “add as friend” below their “About Me” section.
[Don’t forget, if you right-click the links, you can choose to have them open in a separate tab so you don’t have to worry about navigating back and forth to pages.]
PLEASE be sure to reciprocate by liking those who like you. This is give and take. If everyone plays by the golden rule, we all benefit.