By Mike Jastrzebski
I posted awhile back about advertising on Goodreads. I had done a $60.00 ad and decided to do another. The problem is it’s impossible to determine how many sales the ads generated. I think they resulted in some sales and I think my B&N Nook sales were up, but it’s pure speculation. Still, I do not rule out another ad with Goodreads.
After my newest book, Dog River Blues (A Wes Darling Mystery), was released in paperback I ran a Goodreads give away. I offered 5 paperback copies of my book in the Goodreads drawing and over a six week period I had 675 readers enter the drawing. This resulted in 61 readers adding me to their to-read lists.
In contrast, in the year I’ve belonged to Goodreads 34 readers added The Storm Killer to their to-read lists and 36 people added Key Lime Blues (A Wes Darling Mystery). This included the time I ran the paid ads.
As for Bookrooster, I have to say I’m disappointed in the results. They guarantee to keep your book available until 10 reviews have been posted on Amazon. My book went live with them the first week in September and in a three week period I received 4 reviews. I have not received a single review from Bookrooster since September 23rd. I have talked to several other authors who signed up for the service and had the same problem.
As a result I will not be using Bookrooster for my new book or any other books until I’ve received the 6 more reviews. Since it’s been six weeks since my last review from their readers, I don’t expect that to happen. It’s too bad, the review service is a great concept but it hasn’t worked for me.
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