Being a published author is the dream for many of us who write. Yes, it sure does take a lot of hard work to get your book published, but getting a book published is just the beginning of a journey. There is a lot of work to do even after your book is published. The ultimate aim of an author after getting his/her book published is to make the book reach to a lot of people. There are a lot of ways to do that. One of the most important medium to help your book reach a larger audience is Goodreads.

In case you don’t already know, Goodreads is a social network for books. It connects readers and authors. As a reader, you can add the books you have read and in the process discover other books of the same kind. You can read reviews of books that you want to buy, you can recommend books to your friends and also you can enter giveaways!

Now think about all of this from the author’s perspective.

Yes, there are a lot of things that you can do on Goodreads as an author. Goodreads has program specifically designed to help authors. It is called Goodreads Author Program. The advantages of the author’s program are many. It helps you connect with your readers in various ways. As a part of the program you can promote your books in different ways. You can host giveaways, connect your blog to Goodreads so that your readers are updated about the various things you write, you can interact with readers by taking questions. And yes, it is the readers reviews that matter the most. The Goodreads Author Program also gives you the stats of your books.

A lot of things right?

So how do you become a Goodreads author?

  1. Search for your book on Goodreads.
  2. One you find it, click on your name in the author’s name section.
  3. When you do this, another page opens up.
  4. Scroll down until you find a message that says “Is this you? Let us know.” Click on it.
  5. Enter the required details here. The details that are required are buying details for your book, email id, publisher details and your social media profiles.
  6. Click on Submit once you are done.
  7. Goodreads gets back to you on the status of your application within 2 business days.
  8. And once that is done, Congratulations! You are a Goodreads author now!

Yes, it is as simple as that. So what are you waiting for? Go follow these steps and make the best use of Goodreads for your book!

You can find more resources about the Author Program here.

Author Bio

Reema D’Souza

Is an engineer by the day and when the sun sets to make way for the night, she puts on her thinking cap and her fingers itch to hit the keyboard and write.While not writing- code or creative stuff, she prefers to read. Give her a good book, some fresh air and some food and she promises not to disturb you until she finishes the book. She likes keeping herself busy be it with reading, writing, music or sports! She loves to talk a lot but yes she loves quiet walks in nature.


You can download her Ebook listed on Goodreads: ‘Life And Times of a Twenty Something
She blogs at The Write World.

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