Monday, January 14, 2013

Do an Author a Favor...Pretty Please???


You guys know how much I’ve been complaining about the whole marketing thing.  It’s such a pain, so much work, and I’m terrible at it.  Last week, my very good friend, Alex Cavanaugh, went out on a limb and asked his followers to vote for his two books, CassaStar and CassaFire, on the Goodreads’ Best Space Opera List.  I and many others voted, and CassaStar remained at #1 and CassaFire moved to #2. 

I found that very inspiring, and while I don’t have near the following Alex does, it doesn’t take much for a book to move up on a Goodreads list. 

As it happens, though well received and reviewed, my book, The Mistaken, needs some serious help in the sales department, and raising awareness via Goodreads is a good way to do that.  So I’m asking for the same favor. 

The Mistaken has been added to 14 Goodreads lists by readers.  That’s a remarkable feat I can be proud of, but I’d like it to be as high on those lists as possible so it’s more visible, which, hopefully, will help sales. 


So, for you Goodreads members who wouldn’t mind, use this master list link for all 14 Goodreads lists The Mistaken appears on, then click on the lists individually, as many as you want, and wait for The Mistaken to appear, usually at the top of the page.  All you have to do is click on the “vote for this book” button next to my title.  That’s it.  Very quick and easy peasy!

The lists (below) are in order of importance to me, especially the first 10, though all have immense influence. Unfortunately, except for the lists where my book is near the top, as people vote, the book moves up and these individual links will not be accurate for placement, so click on the master link for all 14 lists then click on each individual list to vote.

·        Best Romantic Suspense
·        What To Read Next
·        Kidnapped
·        Psychological Thrillers
·        Thrillers
·        Thrillers You Must Read
·        Can’t Wait Books of 2012
·        Come Out Already!    


Thank you in advance!
You have no idea how much I appreciate your help!







42 comments:

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

I voted in most of the categories, but will be sure I catch more.
It does make a difference when the book is at the top of a category, as I noticed a lot of people had marked my books to read last November when they shot up into the top five.
Won't ask people to vote for Best Young Adult covers though as my books aren't even young adult!

Ellis Shuman said...

I voted for The Mistaken in all but 2 lists, where I couldn't find it (sorry, didn't have the time to search farther).

Hope this helps!

Natalie Aguirre said...

Done. We need to help each other. Glad to do it for you.

Cathy Olliffe-Webster said...

Off to Goodreads! Hope it helps! :)

JeffO said...

Maybe this will help me get off my butt and finally set up a Goodreads account.

Marta Szemik said...

I hate marketing too. Going in to vote now:)

cleemckenzie said...

Ask and ye shall receive!

Nancy Thompson said...

You guys are the GREATEST!!! Thank you!!

M Pax said...

Hope you get nudged up the lists, Nancy. Marketing is tough.

Donna K. Weaver said...

Done--on all!

L.G. Smith said...

Will do. And can I say I learned something with this post. I had no idea this stuff went on on Goodreads. Duh.

jamieayres.com said...

This marketing stuff is all greek to me too, Nancy! I'll try to figure out how to vote for all these lists . . . couldn't figure out how to vote for Alex either. *sighs* But I will persevere!

Mel Chesley said...

I will try to remember to do this when I get home. I'm on a work computer at the moment. But I'm all for helping a girl out! Especially fellow authors. :D

Heather Gardner said...

I voted.
Hope it helps!
Heather

Nancy Thompson said...

Thanks, guys! I really appreciate the help!

Stephen Tremp said...

I've voted when I could find The Mistaken on the links provided. Maybe they've moved up or down. I'll navigate back and forth and on the links I could not find your book.

L. Diane Wolfe said...

I'll go vote for you.

Nancy Thompson said...

Thank you all very much! <3

Chuck said...

You know I am all in for you! ;) Here I go!

Nancy Thompson said...

Big (((HUGS))) all around!

klahanie said...

Hey Nancy,

Yes, finally, I have arrived. And it's almost 2:30 A.M. on Tuesday. Time zones! :)

You know I've been in the background doing the best I can to be of help to you. I shall go through your list and click away. All the best to you, Nancy.

In kindness and peace,

Gary

Empty Nest Insider said...

I just voted for you! Best of luck Nancy!
Julie

Lisa Regan said...

Voted! Hope it helps! I can't wait to see THE MISTAKEN topping lots of awesome lists!

Nancy Thompson said...

I have the VERY best friends! I really do!

klahanie said...

Yep and some crazy Canadian dude living in England, who at the ridiculous hour of 4:30 A.M., has left another one of his eagerly anticipated comments. Gosh and yay! :)

Tammy Theriault said...

i'm going to burn out my mouse for ya!! oh wait, i'm on a laptop...

Mel Chesley said...

I voted! Thanks for sending me that message, I would have forgot. o.O

Morgan said...

Eeee!!! Just voted a few times! So exciting, Nancy. So very proud of you!

mshatch said...

yay, I voted! By the by, any interest in doing an interview at my blog?

Joylene Nowell Butler said...

Bravo for stepping out of your comfort zone, Nancy. It'll get easier. Oh, I've voted.

Nick Wilford said...

Happy to help, Nancy! I'm reading it right now and loving it. Once I'm finished, I'll be reviewing it on my blog, as well as Amazon/Goodreads.

I didn't know Goodreads had these lists either. Good to learn!

Christine Rains said...

I voted! It's these little things that help writers. Easy for us other writers to do. :)

Annalisa Crawford said...

Of course :-)

Melissa said...

Voted. :)

Nancy Thompson said...

Thank you, thank you, thank you, a million times over! And Nick, I can't wait to hear what you think.

Libby said...

Marketing is crazy and very little to no fun. So hard to get a book noticed. Hope the goodreads polls help!

Carrie Butler said...

You know I have your back! :)

michelle said...

Done !! I voted in 12 categories!

Ciara said...

I voted in some, but will continue to vote after finishing homework with kiddos. Good luck!!

Nancy Thompson said...

Thanks you guys! I really appreciate it!

Lynda R Young said...

May you get the sales you're after. I hope this helps :)

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