I enjoy Goodreads. It's a wonderful site to check out books I'm considering reading. Reading others' reviews of a book is immensely helpful.
If you're an author, especially if you're writing for the Kindle, you may not know that Goodreads has a collection of wonderful tools you can use to get the word out about yourself and your books.
Check out the Goodreads Author Program.
If you scroll down to the bottom of that page, you'll see a slide program which gives you lots of ideas for promotion.
Here are some additional tips to help you to promote your books
* Start promoting as soon as you start writing your book/ ebook -- as soon as you get the glimmer of an idea.
(If you're having trouble getting started on your book, check out my Lazy Writer's method.)
* Do a little promotion every day. It's essential. Remember, you're building your platform -- your readership -- with every book you write, and with every promotion you do.
* Plan your promotions.
You have endless ways in which you can promote your books. This can becoming confusing, if you're undecided on what you should do -- you end up doing nothing, because you're paralysed with indecision.
Just do ONE thing a day to promote your book(s). Each week, create a short one-sentence plan of what you'll do in the next week. Or, you can do as I do, and plan one promotional strategy per month.
* Promote within your books.
Digital publication makes it easy to use each ebook you write to promote the others.
When you publish book #2, edit your first ebook to include a sample of book #2. In book #2, include a sample from book #1.
As you create more ebooks, sites like Amazon help you to cross-promote your ebooks, but always remember to do some cross-promotion yourself.