Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Goodreads

I love Goodreads. If you want to add me as a friend, here's my link. It's a great way to find books, read reviews, to find other readers with similar tastes in books.

Are you on Goodreads? What do you use it for? I think it's a great way to social network.

Lately, my book sales have been really well. In fact, last month, my books were some of my publisher's best sellers for the month. I'm not positive why my books have been selling so well recently but I have been a lot more active on Goodreads lately. Coincide? I'm not sure.

Also, Preditors and Editors (P&E) are having their annual awards. Knight of Glory is up for Best Fantasy Novel for 2010. Woman of Honor finished 5th last year!

I, personally, don't read many reviews on Goodreads. I am more likely to look at the number of stars a book as and based my wanting to read a book on that and the blurb. If I can't decide whether or not I would like the book, then I'll read the reviews.

What do you think of Goodreads?

17 comments:

salarsenッ said...

I too love Goodreads. I think it motivates me to read more.

Angela Felsted said...

I love goodreads!

Theresa Milstein said...

If I'm not your friend on Goodreads, I'll fix that now.

Yay for you for having good book sales. When I have my contest, I'm going to link your books. Hope that helps even more!

Beth Caudill said...

congrats on the great sales numbers.

I use goodreads as a way to keep track of books. I'm not into the review thing as much. Which is why I like Shelfari better.

But I'm on both, so why not.

Cherie Reich said...

Thanks great about your book sales, Nicole! I think the sales are up because your books are great to read. :) I'm still waiting for the third one.

I must admit I don't check Goodreads as much as I might should. I do like putting up reviews on there and seeing what other people say about certain books.

Stina Lindenblatt said...

I love GRs but I'm having problems with stalkers. There's one guy who keeps friending me and I keep rejecting him. He doesn't read the genres as me, so what's the point of following him?

Colene Murphy said...

I don't read the reviews on goodreads really. They don't affect my decisions on books anyway so I don't bother! But I LOVE Goodreads!!!

Melissa Gill said...

Hi Nicole-

I just joined Goodreads and like all of these internet things I'm a bit slow at figuring things out. But it seems like a good way to keep track of what I read.

Glad to hear your book sales are good.

Talli Roland said...

I love Goodreads, but I haven't quite got a handle on how the interaction side of it works.

Congrats on the sales and being up for awards! That's fantastic!

Sondrae Bennett said...

I'm not on Goodreads but I'm about to go sign up after reading this post! Don't be surprised if you get a friend request from me :)

Stephanie said...

LOVE Goodreads!!!! Congrats on the sales!! Maybe I should get myself on Goodreads more!!

N. R. Williams said...

I'm still learning about good reads. I find it a little confusing but I'm sure I'll learn the ropes. One thing I can't figure out is the rating. I had one review which gave my book a 4 but the rating was a 3, how does that work. Now I have another review that is a 3 and now the rating is a 3.5...I'm happy with that of course. Not everyone will love my book, but I don't get the rating system.
Nancy
N. R. Williams, fantasy author

Carol Riggs said...

I'm on JacketFlap rather than Goodreads. Haven't had time to do much on JacketFlap, though. It sounds like the same basic kind of site.

BIG congrats on Knights of Glory up for Best Fantasy Novel of 2010! Wooo! You go, girl!

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

I keep receiving Google Alerts for CassaStar from Goodreads, but I'm not on it.

Susan Gourley/Kelley said...

I'm just getting to know Goodreads both as a tool and a fun place to find out about books.

Amie Kaufman said...

I've just added you. I'm fairly new to Goodreads and still working it out, but I think it has a lot of potential!

Jamie (Mithril Wisdom) said...

I use Goodreads for discussion groups, mostly. I very rarely read reviews on there, though, I prefer to read them on blogs. Just added you :)