There was an error in this gadget

Thursday, June 23, 2011

Why No eBooks for Goodreads Giveaways?

I adore Goodreads. Love it. But unlike LibraryThing, I can't offer a giveaway until Legs is out in print (that's a fall project). Anyone know why? If it's because readers just plain old want a print book in their hands, I'm surprised -- most rabid readers don't care how they get a book. eBook, PDF, whatever. They just want the damn story!

If it's to cut down on a rush of indie publishers, that I understand, though I think there are a few babies being tossed out with the bathwater with such a policy.

1 comment:

  1. I agree. I circumvent the system by having a Goodreads "event" where everyone who signs up for a specific mailing list will get a free ebook code. Or I pick someone from the list to get the code. Anyway, there are ways around the silly rule, and they've worked well for me.