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Using Goodreads – Part 2

The original post regarding the use of Goodreads is here.

One of the things I didn’t know is the difference between a friend and a follower. I eventually found this explanation.

What is the difference between a friend and a follower?

Recently a friend of mine brought out a new book and I wanted to add it to my Currently Reading shelf. After two days, it still wasn’t there. So I added it myself.

I did a search for the book in question and nothing came up.

In the top right, it says ‘Manually add a book.

Begin filling it in. It will stop you after the title to suggest the book may already be on there. I knew this one wasn’t. So I continued with the details. I just added the eBook, so where it says ISBN, further along that line it says Click for ASIN. Go to Amazon and collect that information and copy and paste it in. At this point, if you are trying to add a book that is already there, it will tell you. So abandon it, if that’s the case. Leave the edition and take the description from Amazon.

I don’t know what Work Settings is, so leave that blank. Before you create the book, go back up to the top and look on the left at the small writing that says: Upload a cover image. I just took a screen shot from Amazon and uploaded that. Then you are ready to create the book.

I’m sure I don’t I don’t need to tell you, but please be accurate with your information and use copy and paste what ever possible.

If you need help with anything, particularly if you are an author and it is about changing the covers to your books, or adding a book if you are not confident to do it. Go the Goodreads Librarians group. They are very helpful there and will assist you.

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