Today is the final day to enter The Little Universe giveaway at Goodreads. As an author trying this for the first time, it’s already been an interesting experience. We’ll see what happens in the near future after ten winners receive free paperback copies. Will they read it? Will they write an Amazon review or one at B & N or Smashwords? That’s sort of the expected yet unspoken agreement (if they like it) posted in the guidelines at Goodreads. (Maybe they’ll also receive a tactful reminder letter with their author-signed copies.)
On the first day that the books posted, approximately 100 people entered to win. Since then it got sidelined on the website by being several pages in, no longer on the recently listed page and far from the ending soon page. Perhaps today it will see a bump in number of new entries. Here’s what it looks like at Goodreads:
The exposure alone is encouraging, currently over five hundred people have at least checked it out. If half of the people who win free copies actually leave a review or recommend the book to others, that will be a major success for my $100 investment to buy and mail ten books within the United States. Perhaps half is an optimistic number, we’ll see.
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