Goodreads Giveaway Going Live

GoodreadsMy Goodreads giveaway goes live on Sunday, October 19th. Many of my readers use Friday’s newsletter as a trigger to catch up on posts, so they may not read this until Friday or Saturday; thus the Sunday start date.

I also used some statistical analysis to add more countries. Intuition said my fans were mostly in the US, Canada, England, and Australia. 72% of my readers are in the US. If I add Canada that bumps up to over 80%, but adding England and Australia makes it 90% of all the visitors to this blog in the past year.

It’s only one book, so even shipping it to Oz won’t be too expensive. And if the winner is in the US, the total cost will be $8 which isn’t bad.

I ran into one hitch during the process: Goodreads only had the Kindle version listed. I added the paperback, forgot the cover image, fixed that, and it accepted my giveaway. Well, the database accepted it. Then you click the link in the email to prove you’re you, and then they take up to 2 days to approve it, which hasn’t happened yet.

Next Monday I’ll include a link to the Giveaway info at Goodreads for those who want to participate.


It was approved yesterday, and they provided code for a widget. Let’s test it here, eh?

Goodreads Book Giveaway

A Long, Hard Look by Joel D Canfield

A Long, Hard Look

by Joel D Canfield

Giveaway begins October 19th and ends October 27, 2014.

See the giveaway details
at Goodreads.

Enter to win

Well, it was displaying oddly (alignment off) and I couldn’t edit the automated javascript version they prefer you to use. This is the plain static version, modified to look right.

Maybe it’s just me.

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