Goodreads Book Giveaways — My Experience & Some Ideas for You

I recently did a Goodreads Book Giveaway. After that experience, I thought, “You know, we could have done that better.”

Which is why I’ve create 3 different resources specifically targeted toward self-published authors or writers in their growth phase [i.e., writers who have a database (or social network) with less than 5K contacts or followers].

RESOURCE #1 — Video: How Goodreads Book Giveaways Work:


RESOURCE #2 — VIDEO: Should YOU Do a Goodreads Book Giveaway? My Answer:


RESOURCE #3 — MARKETING PLAN: My Thoughts on the Ideal Goodreads Book Marketing Plan

I took the time to write up a 23-page marketing plan. I haven’t tested this plan yet, but this is the plan I’ll be using the next time I do a Goodreads Book Giveaway (likely in 2022). You can get that plan for FREE just by subscribing to my email list on my website.


If you have any specific questions about any of these resources, please let me know (just comment on this post with your question)!


Jay Sherer is the co-writer of the full cast audiobook and novel, Death of a Bounty Hunter, and the time travel serial story, Timeslingers. He also runs the How Stories Work with Jay Sherer YouTube channel, podcast, and blog where his goal is to learn to tell better stories, help audiences understand popular stories, and help other storytellers improve their own storytelling.

If you enjoyed this resource and would like others like them, please support Jay on Patreon.

All of Jay’s channels are produced by the Reclamation Society, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization.



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Jay Sherer

I love storytelling. I write novels and screenplays. My latest book, DEATH OF A BOUNTY HUNTER, is out now!