How-to: Create a custom URL for your Goodreads author profile

A custom URL makes it easy for your readers to go directly to your Goodreads author profile. Even if they search for you by name instead, having a custom URL looks more professional than a generated one. And it takes mere seconds to set up!


  • You have an existing Goodreads account.
  • You’re a member of the Goodreads Author Program, and therefore have an Author profile attached to your user profile.

How to set your custom URL

  • Log in to Goodreads.
  • Click your profile picture in the top right-hand corner.
  • Click ‘Profile.’


  • Your author profile page will be displayed.
  • Click ‘edit author profile’ at the top of your profile, or click ‘edit data’ which appears above the about the author section.

  • Click on ‘edit my user profile.’ Your custom URL is set on your user profile, not your author profile.

  • Set your username. This will become part of your custom URL.

  • Save your changes.
  • Go to your public author profile and verify that your spiffy new URL is displayed.




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