New Goodreads Giveaway – a signed copy for anyone in the world! Plus, results of the previous one and a nifty spreadsheet to boot…

Hi, everyone! Just a quick one to let you know that you can enter on Goodreads to win a free AUTOGRAPHED copy of Shizzle, Inc! This time, I’ve opened the giveaway to the entire world, but it will run only for two weeks. I have updated the link in the sidebar, too.

And just in case you are wondering, here are the stats for the last one, which was for 5 unsigned copies for US, UK, Canada or Australia residents only:

Length: 22 days

People requesting: 815 (although it now says 813)

New added: 353

New additions on “to read” shelves: 342

I have calculated that each added “to read” book cost me about 12 cents. So far they have not converted to “currently reading”, although there has been some activity in the end of December – I may be bold and attribute 5 sales to this giveaway.

True to form, I have started a spreadsheet to keep track of the data – I will try to figure out the following:

  1. Any impact on sales
  2. Any impact on new reviews
  3. Cost per “to read” addition

Isn’t she beautiful?

Goodreads giveaways

You can download: Shizzle Goodreads giveaways spreadsheet if you’d like to track your own giveaway data.

As always, your experience and opinions on Goodreads giveaways value for money is welcome!

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30 responses to “New Goodreads Giveaway – a signed copy for anyone in the world! Plus, results of the previous one and a nifty spreadsheet to boot…

  1. Good luck on your giveaway!

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  2. You are so organised with your spreadsheet! I’ll be interested to see how it goes for you (honestly, I’m not using you as my guinea pig … well, only a little bit!). I just found this blog post about Goodreads Giveaways that might interest you in researching the subject further, if you haven’t read it already http://catherineryanhoward.com/2014/08/18/goodreads-giveaways-dont-do-what-youre-told/ It’s quite detailed and interesting, but might have succeeded in making me even more dubious about whether giveaways work or not. I’m assuming that if your book has a cool cover and is unputtable-down (as with Shizzle, inc), then it has more chance of achieving great things in a giveaway.

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  3. Annette Rochelle Aben

    Excited! 🙂

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  4. I like your methods. I’ll keep a close watch.

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  5. Spreadsheet: Very clever! And I’m entered.

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  6. Tamara Kulish

    I love your organization! Yup, I entered the giveaway too! I’m thinking I should run a giveaway and have it end on my birthday (2/2) as my birthday present to readers! I’m going to download your nifty spreadsheet to track it like you do! I’ve shied away from tracking, it seemed too teckie for what I wanted to handle… But really, when I was working I’d prepare spreadsheets all the time… So I’m sure the barrier was in my head only!

    Not having entered a giveaway before, I didn’t realize that the check box to get the book on my “to-read” list was pre-checked, and if I didn’t want it I’d have to opt out… But really, why would someone? If they’re interested enough to sign up for a free book, why would there be any objection?

    As you pointed out, the interesting thing to look for will be who converts to become a buying reader! How would you go about finding out this information?

    Best of luck to you!
    Tamara

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    • Thank you, Tamara – I did not know it was pre-checked! Bummer, I thought all these people were just waiting to read it…explains why they have not converted to “currently reading”…

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      • Tamara Kulish

        I know right?! I hate to be the one to pop the bubble! I was kind of disappointed when I saw that! “Huh! So that’s how it happens!” Until I became a contestant I had no idea either!

        …but if people are curious enough to enter the contest , maybe seeing the book stay on their te read shelf will at some point spur them to want to read it, particularly when you are getting such nice feedback about it!

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      • Can’t hurt 🙂

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  7. olivia barrington

    Love your spread sheets! Great way to keep track of everything. I am still gathering some info on the bookstores but will have it for you very soon. Promise!!

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  8. Liz

    I have to bow down your organization skills! I’ve held 2 giveaways and though I noticed a huge uptick in one of my books’ “add to read” lists, I never even thought to write it down as a before and after comparison. But after those 2 Goodreads giveaways, I think I’ve unconsciously tucked Goodreads off to the “still waiting to see how it really helps with the hard numbers” list, though every little thing we do counts in the end.

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    • Thank you, Liz 🙂 well, so I just found out that “add to read shelf” box is pre-ticked! Such a bummer…I will do a few of these, but yeah, no instant results as promised on oh so many websites for authors…

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  9. (You actually didn’t update the sidebar. It is still pointing at your previous giveaway.)

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  10. Congratulations and Good Luck on your Giveaway! I find Goodreads a dark wormhole that I dare not enter these days 😉

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  11. Congratulations, my dear friend Ana Spoke , I have nominated you for the Blogger Recognition Award.
    https://kahchoonblog.wordpress.com/2016/01/14/2-awards-30-nominees/

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  12. Just to let you know Ana, Catherine Ryan Howard has just produced a new post on Giveaways – http://catherineryanhoward.com/2016/01/15/goodreads-giveaways-an-update/

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    • Thank you, Pam – I’m doing what she’d suggested this time, and getting lots more requests than the first time, although not as many adds to the read shelf. I plan on doing more, and look forward to reporting the stats 🙂

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  13. Pingback: Best Goodreads Giveaway yet – #24 on Most Requested list! | AnaSpoke.com

  14. Thanks for the advice Ana and the spreadsheet. Great to see all the effort your making and I`m sure it`ll pay off! Congratulations on the Goodreads result

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