How to List Your Book on Goodreads

By Team Azuni

Goodreads is a popular online community for book lovers, offering a platform for readers to discover new books, share their thoughts, and connect with authors. If you’re an author looking to promote your book and engage with a passionate reader base, listing your book on Goodreads can be highly beneficial. In this guide, we will walk you through the step-by-step process of listing your book on Goodreads, ensuring that your work reaches a wide audience and gains visibility among avid readers.

Create an Author Account

To get started, visit the Goodreads website and sign up for an author account. If you already have a regular user account, you can easily convert it to an author account. Provide the necessary information, including your name, biography, and profile picture. This account will serve as your professional presence on the platform, allowing you to interact with readers, share updates, and showcase your work.

Add Your Book

Once your author account is set up, you can proceed to add your book to Goodreads. On your author dashboard, navigate to the “Books” tab and select “Add a New Book.” Enter the book’s details, such as the title, author name, ISBN (International Standard Book Number), publication date, and book cover image. Make sure to provide an engaging book description that accurately represents your work and captivates potential readers.

Customize Your Book Page

Goodreads allows you to personalize your book’s page to make it more appealing to readers. Upload additional images, such as author photos or illustrations related to the book. You can also include book trailers, excerpts, and links to your website or social media profiles. Additionally, take advantage of Goodreads’ features like quotes and quizzes to engage readers and generate interest in your book.

Engage with Readers

Goodreads thrives on community engagement, and as an author, it’s essential to connect with readers. Respond to messages, comments, and reviews, showing appreciation for readers’ feedback and answering any questions they may have. Participate in book discussions, join author groups, and consider hosting giveaways to spark interest in your work. Engaging actively with readers not only helps build a loyal following but also fosters a sense of connection and encourages word-of-mouth promotion.

Leverage Goodreads Author Program

Goodreads offers an Author Program that provides additional promotional opportunities. Once you’ve listed your book on the platform, sign up for the Author Program to access features like the ability to create events, run advertisements, and participate in Ask the Author sessions. These resources can significantly enhance your book’s visibility and help you connect with a larger audience. Keep your author profile and book information updated regularly, ensuring that readers have access to the most accurate and current details.

Listing your book on Goodreads is a valuable step in your journey as an author, enabling you to connect with a passionate community of readers and gain exposure for your work. By following the steps outlined in this guide, you can ensure that your book is presented effectively on Goodreads, increasing its visibility and attracting potential readers. Remember to actively engage with readers, leverage the available promotional features, and continue to update your book information. Goodreads offers an incredible platform for authors to connect, share, and celebrate the joy of reading, so make the most of this opportunity to showcase your literary masterpiece.

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8 Trending Books That Live Up to the Hype


Maybe it’s a sign of the times, maybe it’s my social media addiction, but whenever I’m looking for a new book to wholly consume my every waking thought, I always check what my favorite book nerds are positing about online. Finding these influences and their opinions isn’t hard; there are so many platforms that give avid readers an easy place to share their shelves. Goodreads, Book Twitter, Bookstagram, BookTube and Booktok—all great places to find book recommendations from readers around the world. But with so much out there in so many different genres, it can be hard to figure out which reads are the true gems. Here are eight books sure to capture your imagination that are also the talk of the virtual town. Check out my TikTok for even more recs!

Ugly Loveby Colleen Hoover

Affairs of the heart are not for everyone, but a little friends-with-benefits with some spicy drama on the side? Please and thank you. UGLY LOVE follows Tate, newly moved in with her brother for a fresh start in life, and Miles, an airline pilot who winds up drunk at Tate’s new place. The two can’t deny their chemistry, but neither is looking for a romantic commitment, so they promise to keep it casual. And when it all inevitably falls apart, their chemistry threatens to blow up their entire lives. There’s a reason people can’t help but talk this one up; the interplay between our leads and their complex relationship is intensely alluring and keeps you guessing whether they’ll get the ending they’re looking for.

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6 Books to Change Your Life for the Better

Chris Dessi is a personal branding expert, author, and speaker. In addition to his latest book, Remarkable You: Build a Personal Brand and Take Charge of Your Career, Dessi has written two others: Just Like You: 24 Interviews of Ordinary People Who’ve Achieved Extraordinary Success and Your World Is Exploding. He regularly appears on CNBC, CNN, Fox Business, and Good Day New York, and was selected for the Business Council of Westchester’s 40 Under 40 in 2012.

Great books with a powerful message that will improve your business and your life.

Reading will set you free. Reading will challenge your intellect. Reading will inspire you, stimulate you and keep you growing. Reading can be the secret to your success, and the wise north star guiding you to fulfillment and peace.

So how about it? Here are six books to change your life for the better:

1. TED Talks: The Official TED Guide to Public Speaking, by Chris Anderson 

This book is brilliant for anyone. It’s about being decisive in your speaking, about thinking more about the audience than yourself, and how to keep a through line of storytelling front and center.

If you speak for a living, read this book. If you will never get in front of an audience to speak, still read it. It will help make you a better communicator. And we can all use help with that. 

Key Takeaway: 

Public speaking, when done well can change the world. Literally. 

2. Presence: Bringing Your Boldest Self to Your Biggest Challenges, by Amy Cuddy

I had seen the TED talk delivered by Amy Cuddy and became intrigued. We all know that good body language can help us interact with others. But did you know that good body language can help your personal biology?

Tricking your brain and setting a mental tone? Yep. Body language first, feelings second. Not the other way around. Whoa. 

Key Takeaway:

The mind-body connective theory had me reeling. So you’re telling me that if I put my body in a power pose, it will change my mood, how people perceive me, and release positive hormones in my body?

I’m in! **hands on hips, chest out, head held high** 

3. Ego is the Enemy, by Ryan Holiday

I’m becoming a bit obsessed with Mr. Ryan Holiday. I first read one of his books about online PR and the sad state of blogs and information in an age of low-integrity fact-checking in Trust Me, I’m Lying. I then moved on to the Obstacle is the Way. A lot deeper and more intense. A fascinating read on it’s own, but it didn’t rock me to the core like this one.

I’ve since listened to the audio book over and over. The lessons, and the destruction of our worship of ego, has been burned into the deepest recesses of my psyche. It’s the most thought-provoking book I’ve read in five years. I can’t recommend it more highly.

Read it. Then read it again. Then share it with those you love and admire. The title says it all. 

Key Takeaway: 

When you confront yourself, the manner in which you conduct your business, or even your life, it will have a profound effect. In an age of chest-pounding and bombast, you’ll want to retreat in quiet solitude to a monastic life. Just kidding. But it will get you thinking, I promise. 

4. 10% Happier: How I Tamed the Voice in My Head, Reduced Stress Without Losing My Edge, and Found Self-Help That Actually Works–A True Story, by Dan Harris. 

Have you ever tried to meditate? Have you ever gotten frustrated and said meditation is not for you? Have you enjoyed your meditation practice? No matter where you fall on this spectrum, you should read this book.

Dan Harris takes us on a journey of high-octane corporate wrangling that leads him to drug abuse and an on-air melt down of epic proportion. Dan then discovers meditation and takes us on a journey of discovery.

Often saying the things we wish we’d said when we first learned of some of the characters in the world of meditation, it’s a first-person, high-speed, punch-you-in-the-jaw account of a real-world person seeking otherworldly healing.

If you consider yourself a spiritual seeker, or even if you’re just curious about meditation, read this. It will make you want to try meditation, then renounce it, then try it. Ommmmmm….

Key Takeaway: 

Anyone can meditate and tame their monkey brain. You don’t have to be a new-age guru to be 10 percent happier. 

5. Pitch Anything: An Innovative Method for Presenting, Persuading, and Winning the Deal, by Oren Klaff 

It’s a sales book first. But a deeper look reveals more. Much more. It’s based in scientific theory about our brains. Focusing on how we judge certain situations, it challenges how (if we’re aware of these truths) we can manipulate situations to our advantage.  

The red flag for this one is you have to see the playful side of everything that Oren talks about. He’s not encouraging anyone to manipulate anyone (well, sort of). He’s laying out a theory, backing it up with evidence–which is comprised of mostly entertaining, sometimes hard to believe stories of his own sales victories.

He then says, go out and have fun. Don’t use this to control people. Use it like mental gymnastics and own the room, close the deal, and save the day.

It’s the most entertaining sales book I’ve read. I even interviewed Oren for my own book

Key Takeaway: 

If you have no power in a situation, i.e., you NEED this sale, deal, meeting, etc., use time as your leverage.  

For example, when replying to a potential sale, say, I can meet with you, but I only have 30 minutes on Thursday afternoon. Now you’ve shifted some power in your direction. Voila! 

6. The Charisma Myth: How Anyone Can Master the Art and Science of Personal Magnetism, by Olivia Fox Cabane

Have you ever wished you were more charismatic? Me too. Hence my unhealthy obsession with this book.  

Backed by science, the author breaks down the basic elements that make someone charismatic. She then maps out how you can become more charismatic yourself. It’s nuanced and intellectual, and I adore every bit about this book.

Cabane’s techniques are not gimmicks, and their not manipulative. They’re practical daily things you can add to your interactions with those who you love admire and respect.

The aim is help you communicate your love, admiration, and respect more powerfully. If that sounds intriguing, buy the book

Key Takeaway: 

When making eye contact, relax the muscles around your eyes and think of someone you love. Use that face to listen. Powerful. 

Wrapping it all up.

I love to read, because I love to learn. To save time and energy, I listen to audiobooks. If you have any recommendations for me, find me here and let me know. I’m always looking for the next groundbreaker. Happy reading everyone.