6 Ways to Master the Goodreads Giveaways in 2022 – Complete Guide
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Goodreads giveaway alert!🚨 Enter for a chance to win one of 10 advanced reader copies (ARCs) of nisi_shawl's debut middle grade, Speculation (out 2.14.22)! The link to enter is in our bio.✨ US & Canada residents only.
After Winna's little sister breaks her glasses, her grandfather gives her an old-timey pair of spectacles that belonged to her great-aunt Estelle. The specs are silver and perfectly circular, with tiny stars on the bridge and earpieces that curl all the way around her ears.
Best of all, they're magic.
Because when Winna makes a wish beginning with the words "What if"--that is, when she speculates--the spectacles grant it. Winna wishes she could see ghosts ... and soon she meets not only the real Estelle, but Estelle's mother, Winona. Nearly a century before, Winona escaped from slavery and ran north with her baby, Key. But Key was stolen from her under mysterious circumstances, and now Estelle and Winona have a mission for Winna: Find Key.
He's still alive. He doesn't know the whole truth. And unless Winna can solve the mystery and bring him home, a powerful curse called the Burden will smother out their family's lives--and Winna's mom could be its next victim.
This beautifully written historical fantasy by an award-winning science fiction author offers new twists and turns in every chapter and will leave you looking at your own family's roots with new eyes.
🌟All Good People Here
By Ashley Flowers
📣Pub Date: August 16, 2022
Wakarusa is a small town filled with small town gossip. When six year old January Jacobs goes missing and is found murdered, the entire town is shocked, including Margot Davies, January’s best friend and next door neighbor. Now twenty five years later, Margot Davies is a journalist who has come back to her hometown to help care for her uncle. But when another young girl is kidnapped and murdered, Margot can’t help but wonder if the murders are connected. She’s also left wondering why the local police don’t seem to want to find the killer, and what secrets the town may be hiding.
What a debut! This book had me interested by the first page, and once the storyline started picking up, I was hooked. The dual POVs and timelines was such a great way to unfold this story and really added to the suspense. I felt like my suspicions kept jumping from one person to the next, and I was right there with Margot questioning everything and everyone. There were several surprising moments for me throughout the book, even in the very last few pages. The ending felt a little bit like a cliffhanger and I would have loved to see how it actually played out, but it was still good! If you’re a thriller fan, definitely plan to pick this one up!
Big thank you to randomhouse goodreads ashleyflowers for the ARC!
“I’d lived enough years now to know that there were some ghosts that haunted you forever.“
Spells For Forgetting is a deeply atmospheric story about ancestral magic, an unsolved murder, and a second chance at true love.
“The green teacup was gleaming in the candlelight. The last time I’d held it in my hands was the first time I’d felt the full weight of the darkness that swelled beneath the island. It rushed in my veins, sneaking through me like poison.”
I usually start off my reviews with a quote but this story was so good I couldn’t decide on just one!
I absolutely devoured this book. It was so good! The writing is so descriptive and atmospheric that I can vividly see the island and I swear I could even smell the herbs and the salt air at times. The characters are well developed and the magic sprinkled throughout was just enough to make this a perfect read for the Fall and Halloween season.
Thank you to Netgalley, Random House Ballantine, Delacorte Press, Goodreads, and the author for the ARC and the physical giveaway copy in exchange for an honest review.
“It was the time of year when the veil between worlds was thin, and in that moment, I could feel the tingle of the Otherworld tiptoeing lightly up my spine.”
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“Cornelia…said, ‘I bet you had your reasons. We always do what we have to do, what’s necessary, don’t we?’ Women folk, is who Cornelia meant. They were most often the ones to bend, sometimes until they broke. Or got broken.”
Set in 1930’s rural Georgia, this book explores the isolated turpentine camps where laborers lived and worked under terrible conditions, harvested pine gum, and processed it into turpentine for naval stores. In one such camp called Swallow Hill, run by a cruel woodsman, a charming Georgian ne’er-do-well named Del Reese and Rae Lynn, a young widow on the run disguised as a man, happen to cross paths.
I really, really enjoyed this historical fiction novel. Oh my how times have changed! The conditions they lived and worked in were horrible. But the characters are what I truly fell in love with. They are tough and strong and have such incredible determination to just survive. And maybe, just maybe, to find love along the way.
The book is educational as well! I had no idea that these turpentine laborers hacking into tree trunks to draw out the sticky sap is what gave the Tar Heel State its nickname. Fascinating!
I won this book in a goodreads giveaway, so thank you to them and kensingtonbooks!
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The Renaissance of Gwen Hathaway
Genre: Romance/Young Adult
Publication: March 2023
Thank you stmartinspress and goodreads for the gifted copy.
📚Head over to Goodreads to enter for your chance to win this amazing book.😊📚
Since her mother’s death, Madeline “Gwen” Hathaway has been determined that nothing in her life will change ever again. That’s why she keeps extensive lists in journals, has had only one friend since childhood, and looks forward to the monotony of working the ren faire circuit with her father. Until she arrives at her mother’s favorite end-of-tour stop to find the faire is under new management and completely changed.
Meeting Arthur, the son of the new owners and an actual lute-playing bard, messes up Maddie’s plans even more. For some reason, he wants to be her friend - and ropes her into becoming Princess of the Faire. Now Maddie is overseeing a faire dramatically changed from what her mother loved and going on road trips vastly different from the routine she used to rely on. Worst of all, she’s kind of having fun.
Ashley Schumacher's The Renaissance of Gwen Hathaway is filled with a wise old magician who sells potion bottles, gallant knights who are afraid of horses and ride camels instead, kings with a fondness for theatrics, a lazy river castle moat with inflatable crocodile floaties, and a plus-sized heroine with a wide-open heart... if only she just admits it.
What I liked:
-Arthur’s two dads were so funny, charming and endearing
-Arthur the lute playing Bard with so much patience and understanding
-Camel jousting, costumes, road trips, wizards and a castle
-Body positive imaging
-watching Madeline grow and be assertive and self assured
-how the author handled grief and loss
Good afternoon lovelies 💗
QOTD: what book are you hoping to finish before the month ends?
I’m hoping to finish the third book in the Remnant Chronicles - I just finished book 2 on my lunch break and I’m diving into book 3 this afternoon 😍
Featured here are some of the contemporary titles I’ve read recently - I enjoyed all of them, and would definitely recommend them!! Two have more winter vibes, so you’re fed up with the heat you can totally check these out 😌
[Image ID: Three YA contemporary titles sitting in a rose gold basket on top of a white shelf. To the left is a pink lamp, and to the right are flowers.]
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Review 6/40 for #40for40in40 // Found a new way to show off my summer scrap project 🔨🪵🌈. Did I only make it for review photo backdrops? Maybe.
🏠 This is the type of sweet, swoony story that makes my heart sing. 💕🎶
I am such a sucker for the “build something together while building a foundation for a relationship/rebuilding a relationship” trope. The writing for Built to Last flows so well I just felt myself zipping through the pages, falling more and more head over heels for these characters.
Shelby Springfield and Cameron Riggs were childhood sweethearts– growing up together on and off camera on a hugely popular show. When things between them heated up too much as teens, they split ways and spent the next decade apart, trying to shed parts of their past they’d long outgrown.
It’s been five years since Shelby split very publicly from her other former co-star, Lyle. The first person she called when it happened was Cameron. He knew the timing still wasn’t right for their relationship, so he ran away again. While Shelby moved back home to Michigan to restore furniture and houses, Cam’s been making documentaries all around the world.
Now the pair gets a chance to reunite on camera– with Lyle begging them to give the spotlight another shot.
The tension and chemistry is palpable, just jumping off the page. The banter is fantastic. The setting is also super easy to picture, with three-dimensional side characters that help bring the world to life. The villains in the story are truly punchable, so you’ll be feeling some type of visceral way for them to get their comeuppance. I’m crossing my fingers for another story in this universe!
Thanks to SMP Romance, NetGalley, and Goodreads for free copies!
[a white left hand holds Built to Last over painted planked bench with blue, purple, yellow, orange diagonal boards.]
I enter one every day it seems like 😂 In over two years I’ve won three books, and all were great!
❤️ “All of Us Villains” — a five star young adult fantasy where The Hunger Games meets death magic! (you can scroll back for my review on this last year)
🧡 “Drinking Games” a really interesting memoir about alcohol and party culture.
🤎 “The Ex-Boyfriend Garage Sale”, a hilarious look back at the “formula” for the cost of love.
Winning books is always fun, double-y so when they turn out to be such good ones!
Not feeling the greatest today friends so send me your restful thoughts! 🥰
But I’ve got something to smile about! After entering hundreds of giveaways on goodreads- they finally gave in and I WON!! 😄🎉
Thank you gallerybooks and goodreads✨
“The People We Keep— is a big hearted and deeply moving novel about a young songwriter longing to find a home in the world”
~ Bruce Holsinger, author of The Gifted School
“Allison Larkin brings her tender & real prose to this unflinching, lyrical tale that is perfect for anyone who has ever yearned for the fierce power of belonging or the profound beauty of found family along the way”
~ Taylor Jenkins Reid, author of Daisy Jones & The Six
My favorite genre set in my favorite city? Yes please! I couldn’t put this one down. The chapters are short, there are multiple POVs, and for who did it - I could suspect all of the residents of 12 Rue des Amants. The twist had me audibly say “oh my god”. I definitely liked this one more than the Guest List but I haven’t read any of her other books yet to compare further. She included bits of phrases/dialogue in French which I loved. I rarely speak or read French anymore so that was fun and I wish there was more of it.
This one comes out February 22 and I would recommend it! Also shoutout to williammorrowbooks and goodreads - this was my first time winning a Goodreads giveaways.
Goodreads is a world-famous book recommendation site for book lovers. It was founded in America in 2006 and launched in early 2007 by Otis Chandler and Elizabeth Khuri Chandler.
Essentially the site serves as a book catalog and social tool that allows its users to search its database of books, quotes, and reviews.
Goodreads users can also sign up and register books to generate reading lists, enter book giveaways, or even run their own giveaways.
We will cover all you need to know about Goodreads in this article, including how to master the process of entering and winning their giveaways.
As you’ll soon find out, we have written this article for both readers and authors alike.
What are Goodreads giveaways?
According to Goodreads, its sole mission is to help people find books they love and easily be able to share them. The giveaways help Goodreads to do just that.
Goodreads giveaways are free giveaways intended to connect book lovers with the opportunity to win free books, while also allowing authors to connect their books to an audience.
Authors have the chance to give away copies of their books on Goodreads, and the readers are given the opportunity to win a free book. It’s as simple as that.
Authors and readers alike can both sign up for a giveaway on the Goodreads website.
We’ll now cover how to win a book for all of you book lovers out there.
How do you win a book on Goodreads?
It’s simple to win a book on Goodreads, but as we cover in our guide, there are some key ways to boost your chances of winning.
That aside, it’s not complicated to win. You just need to enter the giveaways. Make sure you follow the guidelines that are stated by Goodreads and follow what we cover in this article.
The book giveaway winners are selected randomly, so everyone gets a chance to win.
Also, note that the giveaways are international, but you need to check the specific guidelines of each giveaway.
Are Goodreads giveaways worth it?
There are two participant groups in Goodreads Giveaways: One are the authors, and the other are the entrants. The short answer is that, yes, for both authors and entrants, the giveaways are definitely worth it.
Goodreads giveaways for authors
For all of the budding authors out there, a book giveaway helps your book to get in front of the right audience.
It’s well known that Goodreads giveaways are a powerful platform for authors and publishers to promote their newly written books.
Contrary to popular opinion, book giveaways aren’t about increasing sales.
Book giveaways are fantastic opportunities to increase awareness of you as an author and your book. In turn, this helps you get in front of your audience.
Goodreads giveaways for entrants
For all of you book lovers, certainly, the giveaways are worth it.
If you love reading and want free books, the Goodreads giveaways are a match made in heaven for you.
Many Goodreads users share their winning experiences online. They boast of having won not only one or two books but multiple books. So how did they win that many?
Here are the fine details you need to know about entering a giveaway.
How do you enter Goodreads giveaways?
It’s easy to enter a Goodreads giveaway, and here’s a short step-by-step process.
First, browse the giveaways page on the Goodreads Giveaways official website, find a giveaway you want to enter and click the enter giveaway button in the listing’s block. Easy, that’s step number one.
Next, enter and confirm your shipping information, accept the giveaway terms and conditions, and hit enter giveaway.
That’s it. You’ve now entered a Goodreads giveaway! Good news there are usually more than one hundred giveaways running every month on Goodreads, as you can see from the screenshot below.
Now, let’s increase your chances of winning with our 5 key markers for success.
Here are 6 ways for mastering winning a giveaway
Just entering the book giveaways is not enough to win a giveaway. There are a handful of key ways to maximize your chances of winning a free book. We’ve summarised that for you here.
1. Be active on the site
The Goodreads small print for giveaways mentions ‘site activity.’
If you have not been on the website for a few months or so, your chances of winning a giveaway are reduced.
The Goodreads algorithm picks a user who has been recently active on their site, so we recommend keeping your account active.
You can stay active by liking or commenting, voting in a poll, or adding a book to your shelf. All of this activity adds up and changes your algorithm.
2. Write a few reviews of books you have read
Writing a book review doesn’t have to be complicated.
Understandably, your first one may take time, and you may not know where to start. We recommend you start somewhere.
All you need to do is cover why you enjoyed the book or didn’t and if you would recommend it.
You don’t have to write a long review either, and just a simple one will do. Your chances of winning are not changed if you write long reviews.
3. Have lots of books on your shelves
Growing your book list is one of the best and easiest ways to increase your chances of winning. We know how easily book lists keep on growing.
You can also shelve books in genre format, and all of those genres you enjoy. Plus, these books will be the ones you will likely want to win the most.
Goodreads will also inform you if there’s a book giveaway that may interest you on the ‘Want to Read’ shelf.
That’s another reason to keep updating your shelf with books you like the sound of.
4. Join a few groups
There are many groups on Goodreads, so consider joining a few groups.
Once you’re part of a few groups, don’t forget to participate. You can add comments in these groups and join discussions that may interest you.
You can participate in groups that talk about the genres and types of books you enjoy reading. You can also learn something new by joining a book group you know nothing about.
5. Rate the books you want to win
Don’t forget to rate the books on your ‘Read’ shelf. You should do this for every genre or category in which you want to win books.
You can also find your perfect giveaway by browsing past giveaways by the most popular authors, the recently listed ones, and those which are coming to a close.
You can also search for giveaways by genre and your favorite kinds, so don’t miss out on entering a giveaway you’ll love.
That’s it. Those are the keys to mastering the giveaways.
Our summary is: be active and stock your bookshelves, learn about rating and reviewing books, and be social in the book groups.
If you do all of this in our guide, you’ll be well on your way to mastering your chance of winning a Goodreads giveaway.
6. Leverage GiveawayListing’s live lists
Giveawaylisting.com features a 24/7 live feed of the most popular, active Goodreads giveaways. This can be seen at the top of this guide, so make sure to check it frequently.
The lists get automatically updated every hour with the best-rated Goodreads giveaway deals. Additionally, on our homepage you can find many more live giveaway feeds, all available for free.
How much are Goodreads giveaways for entrants?
For the readers out there – it’s completely free to enter a giveaway. You can find out more about entering the giveaways in our FAQ below.
For the authors, there’s a bit more to understand about how much the giveaways will cost you.
As stated by Goodreads, authors and publishers can choose between two options: the Standard and Premium packages.
These two packages are intended to help promote books to readers, build your audience, and generate early reviews for your new book.
We’ll cover that now.
How much does it cost to run a Goodreads giveaway?
Details of the two options to run a Goodreads giveaway are as follows:
1. The Standard Giveaway costs $119 per giveaway.
Everyone who enters this giveaway automatically adds the book to their Want-to-Read list, which will promote your book via their updates.
Also, the author’s followers and anyone who has added the book to their Want-to-Read list get a notification. This will let them know there’s a giveaway starting and helps to generate even more entries.
2. The Premium Giveaway (Print or Kindle) will cost you $599 per giveaway.
The Premium Giveaways are designed to give you more opportunities to connect with readers.
In addition to all the benefits of the Standard package, the Premium package also includes personalized touches and premium placements on Goodreads’ Giveaways page, and winners receive an email from Goodreads to remind them to rate and review their book.
Below we’ll briefly cover the process of running your own Goodreads giveaway before this step mentioned above.
Here are 5 ways to master running a giveaway
1. Set up your Author Profile on Goodreads
If you’re not on Goodreads yet, your first step is to set up your Author profile after creating a Goodreads account and add the books you’ve written to your profile.
2. Choose what book format you’ll give away
From the Goodreads Author dashboard, you can choose what format to give away your books. You have 2 options. You can either choose from print books or a Kindle version of your book.
Consider what you’d like your reader to experience. Many readers prefer traditional “old-fashioned” books, whereas some readers prefer the modern ebook option..
3. Choose a standard or premium package
A Goodreads membership is free, but as mentioned above, there is a fee for running a book giveaway. Standard package ($119) and Premium Package ($599).
Don’t be fooled by the price. The standard package is just as good as the premium one. Even the standard one will begin your exposure as a writer.
4. Consider how many books you will give away
You can choose as many print copies as you like, but for the kindle option, there is a maximum of 100 copies allowed. 10 print copies is a good starting point.
The more books you offer, the more chances you’ll gain good exposure. The costs of printing and shipping will be covered by the publicity you’ll receive.
5. Decide what’s your giveaway timeframe
Next, you must choose the start and end dates for your giveaway.
You’re not allowed to start the giveaway less than 3 days from the time you submit the giveaway form. You also can’t set your giveaway 6 months in advance.
Let’s look at this in more detail.
How long should I run a giveaway on Goodreads?
As per the Goodreads rules, your giveaway can last anywhere between 1 week and 30 days.
Goodreads suggests that somewhere between 1 to 3 weeks is a good starting point to make your giveaway memorable.
If you want people to look forward to winning, you don’t want them to forget they entered in the first place with a drawn-out giveaway.
Find what works for you. If you run your giveaway for a month, this gives the readers more time to discover you and to enter the giveaway.
Now we will briefly cover popular need-to-know FAQs about the Goodreads giveaways.
Frequently Asked Questions about the Goodreads giveaways
How many giveaways can you enter on Goodreads?
There is a limit of only one entry per person and household using only one Goodreads account.
You can enter multiple giveaways, but you must enter each giveaway separately. The full rules can be found on Goodreads’ terms and conditions.
Can you enter giveaways on the Goodreads app?
Yes, you can enter the giveaways on the app. You can find the official Google Play Goodreads app here.
All you have to do is visit the Giveaways page on the app and enter the giveaway of your choice.
What happens if you win Goodreads giveaways?
If you win a giveaway, you’ll get an email. This message will also contain information regarding when your book will arrive, usually within eight weeks.
You can also choose to view your giveaway history in the app or on your account. This will tell you if winners have been chosen yet and if you’ve won.
How can I stay updated about future Goodreads/giveaways?
Make sure to check back with us to stay updated about all of the latest information regarding their book giveaways.
You can find the list of current Goodreads website giveaways through the app or their site and find all of the updated rules and information there.
For future prizes, don’t forget to stay active on Goodreads, and enter to win the books that excite you the most.
We hope you’ve enjoyed our overview and tips about the Goodreads book giveaways. When you do enter, good luck from us at Giveaway Listing!