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Friday, May 26, 2017

I'm giving Goodreads another try ... What's your experience?

Back when Goodreads was a fresh, new platform for authors to promote their work (yes ... I'm dating myself ๐Ÿ˜‹), my brain told me it would be a great place to find indie authors or publishers looking for cover artists and designers such as myself. Unfortunately, back then, there really weren't many discussions or forums or listings for artists. I spent a lot of time sort of milling about and not getting any real leads to potential clients. It was just 'about the authors'.

So, as recommended by most marketing specialists, since I wasn't seeing any traction in that particular marketing outlet after a couple years, I closed my Goodreads account to focus my energies on other social media platforms that were drawing traffic and attention to my site and my artwork.

Today, however, a good friend of mine suggested I promote my work on Goodreads on a thread he stumbled across when doing a Google/Bing search for "book cover artist". Showing up in the top spot was: Goodreads Authors/Readers discussion, under the Author Resource Round Table > Book Cover Artists & Illustrators thread. It's a long thread, so I linked to page 28 where I tossed my little stone into the pool. The thread is several years old but artists are still posting their promos, and again, Google/Bing spiders seem to like it.

Now all there is to do is wait and see if anyone at Goodreads takes my bait. ๐ŸŽฃ

Leave me a note in the comments about your Goodreads experience. And if you like, find / friend / follow me there, too.

*Edit*     I found some more discussions/threads/ groups for cover artists ...

Welcome Cover Artists!
Custom Cover Artists
EBook Cover Artists
Print Cover Artists
Fantasy Cover Artist
Western Cover Artist
Children's Cover Artist
Science Fiction Cover Artist
Romance Cover Artist

***And a special note ... After just one day back on Goodreads, I already have a promising project proposal. Wish me luck. ๐Ÿ€

Onto wrapping up the next book :-D
Until next time ...
Aidana WillowRaven


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1 comment:

  1. All I have had was bad experiences there. They were usually in the form of readers and authors acting badly and constant listings of buy my book or if I show you mine will you shoe me yours


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