Don’t you just love that feeling when you win something? As an avid reader and book lover, I am especially excited when I actually “win” one of the Goodreads giveaways. Winning a FREE book to read, with absolutely no strings attached – how cool is that. Although there is an expectation that you will write a review once you read the book, I usually write a review for all the books I read anyway so that seems easy enough.
If you are not signed up on Goodreads yet – you really should think about it. Basically, Goodreads is like Facebook but specifically about books. On Goodreads you can not only make friends and share book recommendations, but you get the chance to win FREE books. Authors provide a copy or copies of their books for the giveaway in hopes that winners will post reviews. A good review can equal more book sales so this is an important form of marketing for any author. The best part is that you can choose which books you are interested in winning. I really enjoy historical fiction, so I can browse giveaways just about historical fiction or I can choose to browse all giveaways. There are also reviews and many ways to interact with books and authors.
So far I have won over a dozen books through Goodreads in the past few years. Check it out and start winning yourself.