When it comes to being a participant in on-line social media, I’d say I fall somewhere in the middle of the spectrum. I blog three times a week, not daily. I only tweet occasionally, and I update my Facebook status whenever the heck I feel like it.
I’m in the game in each arena, even though I’m no superstar (Cue the vuvuzelas. On second thought, don’t. I hate those annoying things).
I’m also starting to get more involved with Goodreads. For those of you who don’t know, it’s a social media site built around books. You can catalog the books you’ve read and want to read, you can make friends to talk with about books, you can rank and review books, and I’m sure you can do a bunch of other things I don’t even know about (Hopefully, it can write a synopsis for me, although I haven’t found that function yet. Maybe in the next release.)
One of the other things that you can do on Goodreads is give away books!
And that’s exactly what I’m doing. I’m giving away three copies of DIAMONDS FOR THE DEAD. All you have to do is navigate to my book’s page, then go to the “win a copy of this book” section. Click on “Enter to win,” and you’re in the running. That’s all there is to it.*
I’m still learning about Goodreads. Do you have any tips for maximizing my enjoyment there? How about some of the other book-related sites (such as LibraryThing and Shelfari)? How do they compare?
* Well, almost all. I believe you have to join Goodreads to be eligible. And, um, you may have to move to the United States first. Sorry non-US residents—I’ll try to do a more inclusive giveaway next time!