It’s no secret that we’re huge fans of Facebook. With over 600 million users worldwide it is by far the largest social networking site in the world and as Gretchen points out in her last post “probably the most important tool for first-time authors”. I couldn’t agree more. However, Facebook isn’t the only social networking site authors should be paying attention to.
Goodreads, LibraryThing, and Shelfari are three large social networking book sites that authors need to make sure they have a presence on. These sites are important because they are filled with avid readers–booksellers, librarians, book bloggers, teachers, and fellow authors. They’re the readers who talk about books most and will spread the word by posting, tweeting, and reviewing your book online and recommending it to their friends, customers, and colleagues off line. They are buzzmakers who can help catapult your book to the best sellers list.