I wanted to follow up and tell you about a Goodreads promotion that I did. My novel, The Ambush of My Name, is now 10 years old. As a result, I wanted to mark the occassion with a celebration. To do so, I offered to give away 7 copies of the book to people on Goodreads.
This is the text I used on Goodreads to explain my contest:
760 entered the contest! I'm not allowed to use the information from the contest to email or spam any of the registrants (that's part of the rules.) However, I received a number of good reviews (see below) AND 54 people added the book to their Goodreads to-be-read queue.
All in all, I was very pleased with the results, and the cost was in no way prohibitive for a fun contest.
You can learn more at: http://www.goodreads.com/giveaway