Did you know that you can recommend a book to your friends list on Goodreads? If you’ve read a book by an Indie Author and enjoyed it, the ‘Recommend It’ link is like gold crusted diamonds for our reach. And it couldn’t be easier to do.
Open up the page for the book in question by clicking on its cover from anywhere – search, your bookshelf, etc.:
And click here:
Now that’s my book in those graphics but Authors aren’t allowed to recommend their own books on Goodreads I learned when I clicked the link. That was cool, I just started a friend’s book – Words Falling Like Water by Sonya Vaughn – and was going to suggest friends read it anyway. Perfect timing!
I followed the above steps once on the book page and clicked the Friends tab to get a screen that looks like this:
I erased the names of my friends & replaced their faces with my face to protect their identity. Now it looks a little creepy but you get the gist.
I checked the friends I wanted to send the suggestion out to and unchecked those I didn’t want to send it to. Then all I had to do was press the send button and my friends were alerted of Sonya’s book’s awesomeness.
There’s also a way to send the suggestion through Facebook through the facebook tab:
And as you can see there’s also a way to manually send to friends.
This small step takes just a moment of time but can really help to increase the reach of an Indie Author with a book you enjoyed. So open up those books you liked and don’t forget to tell your friends!