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  1. Gerard de Marigny
    2 August 2012 @ 3:25 pm

    Thanks Eric (and thanks to Passive Guy for pointing me to your article), much appreciated!

    GdeM

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  2. JL Bryan
    2 August 2012 @ 4:43 pm

    Excellent! Great to know! Thanks, Eric.

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  3. Mark Leslie
    2 August 2012 @ 6:04 pm

    This is a fantastic tutorial, Eric! Thank you for posting it!

    I had sent off a similar step by step procedure to a few authors as part of one on one communications and had been working on creating a similar post to help more authors — but I’ll be sending this link out.

    Excellent job! Hope you sell a ton of books!

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    • Eric Edstrom
      2 August 2012 @ 6:17 pm

      Mark, thank you! I really want to see Kobo flourish, and I;m excited by the general concept behind the Writing Life dashboard.

      I noticed that in the comments on Passive Guy’s version of this post that some folks are concerned about having Goodreads reviews show up because they aren’t always positive. There are apparently some cases of trolls torpedoing all of an author’s books. What a shame. So I guess it’s good that the GR reviews don’t automatically show up. Perhaps Kobo will consider making it a check box option for authors to turn that feature on or off.

      I see you’re from Hamilton, Ontario! One of my favorite musicians has lived there for years. Rob Lamothe.

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  4. Anne R. Allen
    2 August 2012 @ 8:31 pm

    Much appreciated!

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    • Eric Edstrom
      3 August 2012 @ 12:28 am

      Thanks Anne! It was fun to put it together.

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  5. Kate C.
    5 August 2012 @ 1:39 am

    Thanks! I had no idea you could even do this. I got sent here through Passive Voice and I must say this was an extremely useful article!

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    18 September 2012 @ 1:47 pm

    […] Did you know the reviews customers leave on Goodreads can show up on your Kobo book page? If you don’t see them there already, you may have to do a little work to get them to show up. Eric Kent Edstrom recently wrote a blog post about this very process. Check it out here. […]

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  7. Lost in the Static | Write On The Water
    27 September 2012 @ 11:21 pm

    […] on the Goodreads site. I emailed their customer service and they sent me a link to this site with instructions on how to link your Kobo book to your Goodreads reviews. I don’t know why Kobo doesn’t have this on their Writing Life site, but they […]

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  9. Tutorial: Getting Your Goodreads Reviews to Show Up on Kobobooks | The Writer's Resource Cupboard | Scoop.it
    9 October 2012 @ 5:17 pm

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  10. Jane Steen
    9 October 2012 @ 5:18 pm

    Thank you so much. This is an extremely helpful post.

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    • Eric
      10 October 2012 @ 5:45 pm

      You’re most welcome!

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  11. Anna Merrill
    27 November 2012 @ 10:35 pm

    Thanks! This was really helpful!

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    • ekedstrom
      28 November 2012 @ 1:18 pm

      Glad you found it helpful.

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  12. Lee PriceJohnson
    29 December 2012 @ 1:02 pm

    I Really needed this! Thanks!

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  13. Eric
    1 January 2013 @ 6:06 pm

    Great! I’m glad you found it helpful.

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  14. Ensuring your Goodreads reviews appear on Kobo – Kobo Writing Life
    12 February 2013 @ 1:59 pm

    […] And for those of you looking for more information, or a slightly different perspective/tutorial, there is a fantastic blog post by a Kobo author (Eric Kent Edstrom) on how to do this, which was written in August 2012.  You can read that here. […]

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  15. Aleesa Sutton (@MormonFemale)
    28 February 2013 @ 4:37 pm

    Exactly what I needed to get the reviews for my book, Diary of a Single Mormon Female, to show up on Kobo. Thanks – great post!

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  16. rasanaatreyaasana
    13 March 2013 @ 10:53 am

    Hi Eric,

    Thanks for a great tutorial. I followed all your steps. I copied Kobo’s isbn over to goodreads, manually created a book, combined all editions. But the review for “Tell A Thousand Lies” will not show up on Kobo. I emailed kobo’s help, yesterday, but haven’t heard back yet.

    I have no clue why I cannot make it work!

    Best,
    Rasana Atreya

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    • Eric
      13 March 2013 @ 11:00 am

      Rasana, It looks like the goodreads reviews for your books are now showing up on Kobobooks! It might take some time before the star ratings fill in on Kobobooks though.

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      • rasanaatreyaasana
        13 March 2013 @ 11:09 am

        Eric,

        It was very kind of you to check. I’m still not able to see the reviews for some reason, but since you can, its a huge relief for me. I’ll just wait on the star ratings.

        Best,
        Rasana

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        • nigel bird
          17 March 2013 @ 4:00 pm

          Thanks for your advice – I’ll be back.

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          • Eric
            17 March 2013 @ 4:14 pm

            I’m glad you found it helpful, Nigel!

  17. Marva
    29 April 2013 @ 4:07 pm

    I wonder if Kobo is worth the effort. Sure, if I had a couple of books, but I’ve got a dozen. I already went through this process adding all the books in the first place.

    Kobo sales have been pretty much null. They’ll probably be eaten by Amazon soon anyway making this moot.

    I think I’m just a bit tired today. Maybe tomorrow this will look like it’s worth the effort. Going forward maybe.

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  18. Author of India Was One
    22 July 2013 @ 6:11 pm

    Hi Eric,

    Thanks for this wonderful info. Can this be done for Google Books too?

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    • Eric
      22 July 2013 @ 7:27 pm

      I’m glad the tutorial was helpful. I do not think Google play integrates with Goodreads. And now that Amazon has purchased Goodreads, these reviews are are disappearing from the Kobobooks site.

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  19. J.M. Ney-Grimm
    7 January 2014 @ 8:08 am

    Eric, does this still work? As of January 2014?

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    • Eric
      4 February 2014 @ 11:34 am

      Goodreads reviews were removed from the Kobobooks.com store with their last design change. In my discussion with a Kobo insider, the goodreads reviews might return. That said, Amazon purchased Goodreads in 2013, so who knows what will happen.

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      • J.M. Ney-Grimm
        4 February 2014 @ 1:56 pm

        Ah. Thanks for letting me know, Eric. I’d wondered whether the Amazon purchase would ensure that Goodreads reviews would *not* appear on Kobo. Time will tell.

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        • cliftonhhill
          28 February 2016 @ 3:15 pm

          Looks like Kobo still isn’t using Goodreads reviews. Unless I set it up wrong.

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          • Eric
            5 March 2016 @ 3:18 am

            Kobo is no longer using Goodreads.

          • cliftonhhill
            5 March 2016 @ 11:22 pm

            Thanks for the confirmation. That’s what I hear elsewhere, too. Bummer.

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