Goodreads Giveaways: Important Changes Effective January 9, 2018

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GOODREADS GIVEAWAY CHANGES

Like many authors and publishers, I have used Goodreads giveaways for years to help with discovery, create buzz, and seek honest reviews for newly released books.

I have been a big fan of the Goodreads giveaway, having written a few articles about it on my blog.

I’m still a fan, but there are some important changes coming January 9, 2018:

  • All KDP authors/publishers will be able to offer eBook giveaways. Previously, this was only open to traditional publishers.
  • It will cost a minimum of $119 to run a Goodreads giveaway. That’s in addition to the cost of purchasing and sending physical copies (if you choose to run a contest for print books). Until now, there has been no fee to run a Goodreads giveaway.
  • Entrants will have the book automatically added to their Want-to-Read lists (which friends potentially see through their update feeds).
  • You…

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Akron Board Greenlights Plan for LeBron James’ Foundation to Open “I Promise” Public School

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LeBron James (photo via reviewjournal.com)

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NBA star LeBron James is using his platform to advocate for education. Through his organization—The LeBron James Family Foundation—he will open up a public school in his hometown Akron, Ohio, USA Todayreported.

The educational institution—dubbed the “I Promise” school—was recently approved by the city’s board, the news outlet writes. It’s specifically designed for students who have faced obstacles and setbacks when it comes to excelling in school. In efforts to get students who have fallen behind in their studies on the right track, the new school will have extended school days and start classes during the summer season to ensure that learning and education becomes a priority in the lives of its students. The school is an extension of his foundation’s “I Promise” program that was created to prevent kids from dropping out of school. According to the news outlet…

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Breathless

Insane Roots

Deep within the recesses of my soul

It is almost as if I can feel you

Longing for me

Craving my touch

Wishing…

That I was by your side.

It is as if we are connected

Joined by the heart

But surely that is not possible

Or is it?

For I am longing for you

Craving your touch

Wishing…

That you were by my side.

Can you feel it?

This love

Pouring from my heart.

For I know not how

But I can

And it takes my breath away!

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