Want to know what’s new at Goodreads or what’s new with an author on Goodreads? The books-meets-social-media website has a couple different ways us authors (and readers) can keep up with almost everything.
There are three main ways I stay in touch with new developments on Goodreads, in addition to frequenting the site:
1. The Goodreads Blog at http://www.goodreads.com/blog. It’s here I just learned that Oprah’s book club is a new group on the blog!
2. Email updates and newsletters. Goodreads allows you to receive email updates from the site, so even if you don’t visit the site daily, you can find out almost instantly when somebody requests to be your friend, comments on your book reviews or status, or sends you a message.
To access your options for email notifications, click “edit profile” under your photo on the upper right bar at Goodreads. Then click the “emails” tab. You’ll be presented with a whole bunch of buttons to push.
It’s here that you can opt in for Goodreads to email you additional notifications, under “newsletters and other mail.” This includes a monthly newsletter with author interviews, new releases, new Goodreads features, and even a weekly digest of blogs from authors you’re following.
Remember to click the button at the bottom of the page to save your settings if you make a change.
3. WG2E Street Team friends, as well as other writing friends. Just the other day I was spending some quality time on Facebook, and I ran across a post by a WG2E Street Team friend and author, Dale Amidei, who directed other WG2E Street Team members to a blog post about getting Kobo to pick up your Goodreads rankings. (Thanks, Dale!) Just a few months ago, another WG2E Street Team friend and author, Rhonda Hopkins, sent me some valuable info about the site. It’s wonderful being part of such an open and helpful community!
Your turn, WG2E land! Where do you go for tips on how to use social media sites?
The Best of Keeping Up With Goodreads Wishes — Tamara Ward
Tamara Ward is an Amazon Bestselling Romantic Suspense and Mystery Author. Storm Surge, the first novel in the Jonie Waters mystery series, released in 2011. Tamara is also a proud member of our WG2E Family.