What is the Goodreads Author Program?
The Goodreads Author Program is a completely free feature designed to help authors reach their target audience — passionate readers. This is the perfect place for new and established authors to promote their books to curious readers.
Here are some of the features you can use on your profile:
•Add a picture and bio.
•Share your list of favorite books and recent reads with your fans!
•Write a blog and generate a band of followers.
•Publicize upcoming events, such as book signings and speaking engagements.
•Share book excerpts and other writing.
•Write a quiz about your book or a related topic.
•Add the Goodreads Author widget to to your personal website or blog to show off reviews of your books.
Promote Your Books on GoodReads:
•Sign up to advertise your book on Goodread’s 6,800,000 readers! Community
•List a book giveaway to generate pre-launch buzz.
•Lead a Q&A discussion group for readers.
•Participate in discussions on your profile, in groups and in the discussion forums for your books.
The Google eBookstore lists over 3 million titles. It has an affiliate program based on Google Affiliate Network (GAN) and Google AdSense. Authors and small publishers can submit their books by joining the Google Books Partner Program. Google will upload a PDF and add books to search results for free.
Googles eBookstore doesn’t pay a royalty per se, it’s more of a PR program and partizipants are entitled to receive major royalties from AdWord advertisements up to 52%. It offers a “Buy This Book-Link” to your own website. Should you choose to submit your own link, it must link directly to your own commerce site and to the title being displayed.