If you haven’t heard of Goodreads, stop reading this article and join. Then come back. Goodreads is a community of readers who share what they are reading and their thoughts, in the form of reviews. Some reviews are written and some are just scored by a number of stars. As a reader interested in keeping abreast of what’s hot and what’s good, Goodreads is the community for you. It doesn’t matter the genre nor the author, chances are you will find recommendations that will help keep your bookshelves and reading lists filled.
In the Goodreads community, you can follow like-minded readers, follow lists, join groups, or discussions. Keep track of the books you have read, let your friends know what you are reading, and make a list of books you want to read. You can do all these things on Goodreads.
There is no denying my favorite feature of Goodreads is the author page, where all of your Goodreads reviews can be tied neatly together for all of your books. So remind your fans and your reviewers to post their reviews on Goodreads. It’s the place to be. Then don’t forget to keep your author page updated.
Owned by Amazon, Goodreads offers goodies like widgets and advertising to authors and publishers, as well as a venue for book giveaways and a supportive atmosphere for book launches. Use it! Why not? Goodreads is the world’s largest site for readers and recommendations with 55 million readers. This author hopes to see your reviews there soon.
Dilsa Saunders Bailey, aka "simplydilsa" is a writer and speaker sharing stories to help others embrace life living one story at a time. She is the author of a romantic, suspense series called "The Sperling Chronicles" and a self-help book called "A Comprehensive Guide to Finding the Right Doctor."