Giving away a book can actually increase sales. And an excellent way to give away and get attention for your soon-to-be-launched book is through Goodreads.
A Goodreads giveaway generates excitement about an upcoming book launch. Prior to launch, the typical author is blogging, building relationships with other authors, setting up the blog tour, arranging reviews and blanketing social media with reminders about the release date. The author is definitely excited, but an author needs reader excitement as well. And what piques the avid reader’s interest more than a brand-new, FREE print novel? Go where the readers are to dangle that incentive in front of them. Right now, the gathering place for avid readers is Goodreads.