Publishers Weekly, starred review
"Wrestling with God: Stories of Doubt and Faith" book cover with photo of author Barbara Falconer Newhall

"Any seeker of any faith will be blessed to read the words of this fine author and observer."

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Goodreads Giveaway Results: Wow. A Lot of People Want a Copy of “Wrestling with God”

Barbara Newhall's book "Wrestling with God" is on display at A Great Good Place for Books in Montclair, Oakland, CA. Photo by Barbara Newhall

“Wrestling with God” on display at A Great Good Place for Books in Montclair, Oakland, California. Photo by Barbara Newhall

By Barbara Falconer Newhall

Wow. A total of 685 people clicked “Enter” during this week’s Goodreads Giveaway. I was giving away three copies of “Wrestling with God,” and people had four days or so to enter the giveaway — no strings attached, just click on the “Enter” box and let the Goodreads algorithms decide who wins the three free copies.

Bottom line, the Goodreads Giveaway looks like a very easy, inexpensive way to publicize a book. Snagging some attention from traditional media — radio, magazines, newspapers — is expensive, time-consuming and chancy. The giveaway cost only the price of the book plus shipping and now 685 people know about my book.

I have the names of the three winners and I’ll be sending them their autographed copies asap. A nice touch — one of the winners is back east, one in the Midwest and one on the West Coast — a nice geographical spread. I like that.


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