Goodreads Giveaway


I’ve just run my first Goodreads Giveaway. I understand that Goodreads might not be running Giveaways anymore in the UK, which is a shame, because for my first try, I had 1,395 entrants to the competition, 571 people added my book to their bookshelf on Goodreads as want to read and I had 4 winners!

This is a fabulous way to discover new readers of my genre and for them to learn more about my work too. I’d love to hear from anyone else who has run a giveaway. Was it successful and what top tips can you share?

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Ninja School Mum is currently on the best sellers list in two categories on Amazon! 


Latest review for Ninja School Mum:

5 stars! Lizzie Chantree’s writing will have you hooked

‘Skye and her little boy are such a delight – feisty, brave and ready to “flip the bird” at the rest of the world.

Yet Skye has a secret that is only revealed as the book goes on – I liked how her past story was revealed piece by piece, leaving the reader guessing until the end.
There’s much to enjoy in “Ninja School Mum” which isn’t all simply romance. Skye is lonely – and that isn’t helped by being ignored by the other mothers at the school gates; bullying also rears its ugly head; Skye is a loyal friend – as her new friend Thea discovers; and there is romance – with lovely Zack who also has his demons to fight.

I thoroughly recommend this novel – that combines lots of humour with the hard-hitting subjects of bullying and loneliness. The characters are memorable and I’d love to have Skye as a friend.’


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10 thoughts on “Goodreads Giveaway

  1. Congrats on all your successes! My publisher does my giveaways for me, but I’ve gotten great exposure through them. I can’t imagine why they would stop giveaways in the UK, given there is a Amazon UK and Amazon and GR are connected.

    • Thanks Mae. I thought I would try it after another CC author had great success with a Giveaway. It was definitely worth it.

  2. That’s awesome! If I’d known, you’d have had 1,396. 😀 I’ve been thinking about doing a Goodreads giveaway once my second book comes out. You’ve convinced me I should! Did you give away paperbacks or e-copies?

    • I gave away paperbacks. I’m sending them mainly to the US, so take into consideration postage costs. You can do a giveaway with as little as 1 book. I think you have to book it in soon if you do want to do a giveaway as they are changing the format, or countries you can run one from.

  3. Wow! Sounds like a successful giveaway! I didn’t have as many entrants with my giveaway, but I also wrote in a different genre (historical fiction) than I normally write (humorous murder mystery). I’m not sure if I’ll do another one.

    • Thank you! That’s interesting to know. I would do another one, as all of my books are a similar genre. Wishing you great success with your writing.

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