Author Krystina Stevens

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How to get GoodReads reviews to appear on your Kobo page!

My book Red Letters has been out for several weeks and so far had garnered over a dozen reviews, most of which are five star (yay!). However, after someone tweeted me saying they “rated” Red Letters on Kobo, I went to that book page and noticed that Kobo actually uses GoodReads for reviews, and only allows ‘ratings’ from Kobo readers. I thought, “great, I’ve got five fabulous reviews already on GoodReads!” – but lo and behold, none of them were appearing. WHY? I screamed, then burst into sobs…okay, not really. I turned to Google. And found this excellent tutorial from Eric Edstrom:

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After a whopping five minutes of my time, BAM – my GoodReads reviews appeared on Red Letters’ Kobo page, like Internet magic! See?

Screen Shot 2013-01-06 at 11.33.22 AMIt’s a matter of “adding the book as new” when GoodReads can’t find the Kobo ISBN, then combining the editions into one. From there Kobo pulls the reviews from GoodReads via that ISBN, and I’m golden.

Hope this helps others, Eric’s site was extremely helpful!



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