Goodreads will no longer be using Amazon data to find info on books. This excellent blog post came across my Twitter feed earlier today, and I’m glad I saw it. The bad news is that if you have books listed with Amazon, you’ll need to “rescuse” them. The good news is, I just went onto Goodreads to do it, and it’s very simple.
Here’s how to rescue your books:
1. Log into Goodreads.
2. Go to your Author Dashboard.
3. Under the My Books section, click edit under any title.
You should get a page that looks similar to this:
4. Select I have a copy (physical, ebook, or audio) of this book or a personal record of the book data.
5. Add a cover image.
6. Select the appropriate Format from the drop-down menu.
7. Click Submit.
And you’re done!
The sidebar on the rescue page will also walk you through how it’s done, but I rarely miss the chance to write up a quick tutorial. Keeps me in practice, don’t you know?