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Goodreads Giveaway and Other Good News

goodreadsI’m excited to announce that my book, Finding My Invincible Summer, has been approved for a Goodreads Giveaway. Goodreads.com is a site for serious readers where you can connect with other readers, join discussion groups, rate and review your all-time favorite titles, take quizzes, win free books, and much more. The site claims to have over 20 million users. It is now owned by Amazon.

The Giveaway started today (Monday, December 16) and will last a week. The way it works, people sign up saying they’re interested in getting a free softbound copy of my book, and at the end of the week 10 copies are given away based on an algorithm that Goodreads uses to pick the winners. The winners are encouraged, but not required, to write a Cover - for blogreview. On the evening of the first day, already 83 people had signed up for my Giveaway and a long string of folks had added the book to their “to read” list. This is a great way to promote it to a really receptive audience.

Since Finding My Invincible Summer is new to Goodreads, its page has yet been fully developed or “populated” with ratings or reviews. If you have read the book and liked it, you could go on the site and rate it by running your mouse across the five stars – no need to write a review. The link is https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/16288130-finding-my-invincible-summer. I would be very grateful!

Another cool feature is that this blog will show up on my Goodreads author page!

In other news, Finding My Invincible Summer finally has its own website – still a work in progress – which is on track to becoming feature-rich with all sorts of bells and whistles. The site will be growing and getting fancier over the coming months. You can check it out at http://www.findingmyinvinciblesummer.info/. The new site also has a “Blog” tab that directs the user to this blog. Now that the framework is in place, I will be blogging intensively in the weeks to come.

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