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Give GoodReads a try

posted Mar 25, 2013, 11:42 AM by Tim Isbell   [ updated Mar 26, 2013, 11:08 AM ]

If you are a reader you will love GoodReads. You can input your favorite reads (or all of them!) and it will recommend new books and authors. If you would like to discuss books with your friends, or with an online group of people who have read the same book, you will love this site. If you like to write reviews for some books you read , this is the place to do it. If you have stacks of books that you'd like to get organized, GoodReads can be your ISBN "card catalog." 

If you are an author (and I know some of you are) this site is a no-brainer! GoodReads is a channel you can use to market your book and also interact with your readers. 

And... it's free. What's not to like? Give GoodReads a try.

Here's the back-story: 

I discovered GoodReads while interacting with with a Google+ Community organized around Church Tech. The particular discussion was about bringing technology into church libraries. When I suggested using Amazon as a way to find catalog numbers for books so that church librarians would not need to manage a card catalog locally, a tech-savvy lady (Colleen Greene) wrote: I use GoodReads for that. Until then I was generally unfamiliar with GoodReads. So I took her advice, agreed with her, and decided to send it out in this post. 

So, my secondary message is: If you're not already doing so, give Google+ Communities a try. All you need is a Google+ account; the Communities operate just like the Google+ Circles, but the Communities are organized around topics. These Communities are a gold mine.


All the best,

Tim

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