Goodreads Cheat Sheet

Am I the only one who can never remember how to do HTML formatting in a Goodreads review? I’ve spent seven years repeatedly checking how to add a link, image, or whatever, and it was literally moments ago that I realized my life would be much easier if I just took a damn screenshot of it.

goodreads format cheat sheet

Here you go book blogger peeps; specifically, those of you who (like me) never thought to take a screenshot of the formatting tips. Download it, save it, and don’t forget to reference it when posting your review. It will make all our lives so much easier!

Well… easier as far as posting a review to Goodreads, anyway. 😉

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7 comments

  1. deesradreadsandreviews · October 1

    That’s actually a great idea. You are not alone. I can NEVER remember what to type to format. Good to have it right in front of me 🙂
    Great post 🙂

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    • Betty · October 1

      Whew! So relieved to know that I’m not the only one who does that. 🙂 And thank you!

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  2. Euhm you can see those tips when you type your review? I often copy/paste while I’m doing mine and I want to do something in bold and italic :-). I still haven’t managed to insert a gif or image though lol, even with these tips.

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    • Betty · October 2

      Yes. On the upper right-hand corner of the text box, there are three links: Formatting Tips, Insert Book/Author, and Enlarge Text Field. The screenshot I shared in my post is what opens up when you click Formatting Tips. The links are easy to miss because they’re gray.

      All you have to do to add an image to your review is:

      (1) Upload the photo to your blog or a file storage site like Dropbox, Photobucket, etc. (Don’t just copy the link from someone else’s website, because that’s hotlinking–using someone else’s bandwidth–and that’s not very nice. LOL)

      (2)Copy the photo url.

      (3) Paste the url into the html code below, where it says PHOTO URL GOES HERE.

      < img src=”PHOTO URL GOES HERE”/ >

      (Remove the spaces before/after the < >. I had to add the spaces for the code to show up in the comment. Make sure you don’t delete the quotation marks, because they have to be there for it to work.)

      (4) Copy and paste your link into your review, and that’s all there is to it. 🙂

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  3. Barb · October 2

    Good idea 🙂

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