If you are already selling ebooks via Kindle and Smashwords you may be interested that you can sell your e-books via Goodreads.
Goodreads has been called ‘Facebook for book readers’. It is a large community of people who read, write and review books. As an author – whether self, indie, Print on demand or Mainstream published you need to be on there and to create a profile. Make sure all your books are listed.
When you set up an account you can invite Facebook Friends to join as well. Just like Facebook you can reach out and make new friends. Ther are many groups and forums just like with Facebook so if you are into Sci-Fi for instance you can join any of several dozen groups. You can then ‘join the conversation’ on any topic you wish – generally book related.
When reviewers give your book a review many will automaticallypost here but if not you can send them a link to your book’s listing at Goodreads.
As an author you can apply for Librarian status which means you can edit book listing, add images and other editions etc. You have to agree to be honest and accurate in all you do. Once you have obtained Librarianship you can then upload e-books.
Your options are to upload a pdf which can be read FOR FREE by all members or upload a e-Pub file. ePub files need to be created from your original word document. See my post on how to go about doing this.
Once you have the file ready go to your dashboard in Goodreads and under each book will be a link to add an ebook. It is then a doodle to work through 2 pages. One page asks for the file and is where you set up how much of the book to allow readable for free. Then you can set the price (in $). Payment is by paypal so you need a paypal account. You retain full copyright to the book.
That’s it – give it a go.
I am Richard Denning.Â I am a Young adult sci-fi, historical fiction and historical fantasy writer. See more at www.richarddenining.co.uk