Should you do a Goodreads Giveaway? The results of my paid giveaway. #WriterWednesday #BookMarketing #Goodreads #AmWriting

Authors, here is succinct advice from D.E. Haggerty about those tantalizing Goodreads Giveaways. Do they do all they’re purported to do? Are they worth the cost? Thanks, Ms. Haggerty, for sharing your experience with the rest of us.

D.E. Haggerty

At the start of the year, there was a lot of talk about the Goodreads Giveaway and how it is now too expensive for indie authors. I decided to give it a go anyway, because I’ll try anything once (except eating snake because that’s just gross!). So, how did my giveaway go? Here are the statistics Goodreads sent me upon completion of the giveaway:

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The number of entrants was low – atrociously low! I’d hoped for around five-hundred entries. I’d be curious to see if buying the premium package would yield different results. Of course, I’d have to win the lottery first to pay for it as, at the time, it was $480 more than the standard package. (The differences between the standard and premium package are outlined in my blog about how to do a Goodreads giveaway here.)

The real reason I did the giveaway, though, was not…

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