Steps to Becoming a Goodreads Author:

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July 12, 2014: I’ve been hearing about Goodreads, and have heard that as an author I need to get myself on it! …but how?

Today I came upon the steps on their website, and I will share them with you here! I’ve heard this can be a very transformational step to follow as an author!

From Goodreads website: https://www.goodreads.com/author/program

Author Program — Use Goodreads to
Promote Yourself and Your Books

What Is the Goodreads Author Program?

The Goodreads Author Program is a completely free feature designed to help authors reach their target audience — passionate readers. This is the perfect place for new and established authors to promote their books.

What Can You Do as a Goodreads Author?

Take Control of Your Profile

Make your profile a dynamic destination for curious readers. Here are some of the features you can use on your profile:

  • Add a picture and bio.
  • Share your list of favorite books and recent reads with your fans!
  • Write a blog and generate a band of followers.
  • Publicize upcoming events, such as book signings and speaking engagements.
  • Share book excerpts and other writing.
  • Write a quiz about your book or a related topic.
  • Post videos.
  • Add the Goodreads Author widget to your personal website or blog to show off reviews of your books.

Promote Your Books

Get the word out! Here are some of the promotional tools available on Goodreads:

  • Sign up to advertise your book to the Goodreads Community—30 million readers!
  • List a book giveaway to generate pre-launch buzz.
  • Participate in discussions on your profile, in groups, and in the discussion forums for your books.

How Do I Join?

  1. If you are already a Goodreads member, make sure you are signed in. If not, sign up for an account.
  2. Search for yourself and click on your published author name. The author name is listed below the title of your book in the search results. If you do not find your book in our database of published works, please see section below (“Who Can Join”).
  3. Clicking on your name takes you to your basic author profile page. This page has your name at the top and “author profile” to the right of your name. This page is part of our database of books and authors and is separate from your member profile page (which lists your bookshelves and friends).
  4. Scroll down to the bottom of the page. Click “Is this you?” to send a request to join the Author Program. Please give us a few days to process your request. You will receive email confirmation when we successfully upgrade your user account to an author account. Joining the program merges your author page with your member page. The email will also contain further instructions for managing your author profile.

Who Can Join?

The Author Program is designed for people with published books, or who are in the process of publishing a book. It’s best if your work is on a bookseller’s website, such as Amazon.com or BN.com, but we will accept any author who has published a book. This includes authors from other countries as well as authors who are self-published (such as through Barnes & Noble NOOK Press or services like Lulu). If your book is self-published and is not yet in the Goodreads database, you may manually add it.

I’ve sent in my request to be added as an author, and when that step is approved, I’ll be adding selected posts from this blog to a blog on their site!

I’m so grateful to the Universe for giving me information I can follow, and share with you!

UPDATE after I followed the steps above;
I received an email back which said:

“Welcome to the Goodreads Authors program! We have upgraded your profile to an official author account. Your special status as a Goodreads Author gives you greater access to the millions of readers in our Goodreads community—so expect to get to know some passionate book lovers!

To begin, please read our author guidelines on how best to interact with readers online.

Your Profile
Make your profile a dynamic destination for curious readers. Here are some of the features you can use on your profile:
* Add a picture and bio
* Write a blog and generate a band of followers
* Publicize upcoming events
* Share book excerpts and other writing
* Write a quiz about your book or a related topic
* Post videos
* Add a link to your personal website or blog and add the Goodreads Author widget to show off reviews of your books

Promoting Your Books
Get the word out! Here are some of the promotional tools available on Goodreads:
* Sign up to advertise your book to up to 30 million members
* List a book giveaway to generate buzz
* Participate in discussions, both on your profile and in the discussion forums for your books

Managing Your Book Data
You can now edit your own book data, which includes uploading cover art, adding ISBN numbers, and expanding the book’s description. Click the book title, then “edit.” For a book to appear in your list of published works, the author name listed for the book must match yours exactly (spacing and punctuation counts). A few trouble-shooting tips:
* How to add missing titles to the database
* How to separate titles by a different author of the same name

Start at your author dashboard: http://www.goodreads.com/author/dashboard?al=2nj-m80TNIpvs74UTuKmBcTnxYgREieUwl2mEJTJxfytgjB5&utm_medium=email&utm_source=grant_author

I have discovered that by copy/pasting the RSS code from my WordPress blog to my  Goodreads Author page, whenever I publish a post it will automatically feed to Goodreads, which is a huge time saver!

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