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Goodreads will do US giveaways only, charge authors

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Joined: December 2017
Currently reading: The Cottingley Secret by Hazel Gaynor
Interest in HF: I’ve always loved fiction and history, so historical fiction is my happy reading zone. I think the books that cemented hist fic as my favourite were Random Passage and Waiting for Time by Bernice Morgan. I have a special interest in: WWII, Ireland, England, Italy, Canada (especially Newfoundland and Labrador), women’s history/herstory and folklore.
Favourite HF book: Can’t pick one. Recently enjoyed The Good People by Hannah Kent.
Preferred HF: I have a special interest in WWII period, especially relating to women’s history, codebreaking work, Bletchley Park. I tend to most enjoy literary fiction rather than comercial or popular fiction, but read a range.
Location: Canada

Goodreads will do US giveaways only, charge authors

Post by Baylou » Mon December 18th, 2017, 2:25 pm

I find Goodreads a really useful site for finding books, following authors, meeting readers, tracking my reading, compiling my to read list, organizing by shelf/topic, and writing reviews. And I like to enter the giveaways, even if I rarely win. But in 2018 they’ll be making the giveaways eligible to US residents only. This really bugs me. If they want international people - writers and readers - to use Goodreads, international people should also be able to participate in giveaways, period.

They do say something vague about how in the future they might have international giveaways again, but it’s hardly a promise.

I also understand that they will now be charging authors/publishers/promoters for listing giveaways on Goodreads.

Posting from Canada.

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