Useful Links for the Authors

eBooks2go have put together a list of Useful Links for the Authors who want to explore and connect to their peers, friends and people with similar interests.
Goodreads is the largest site for readers and book recommendations in the world. It has more than 6,500,000 members who have added more than 220,000,000 books to their shelves.
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Shelfari introduces readers to the global community of book lovers and encourages them to share their literary inclinations and passions with peers, friends, and total strangers (for now).
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The Author Page on Amazon.com provides a handy place for customers to learn about you. Helping customers get to know you is an effective way to introduce them to-or better educate them about-your books.
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AuthorsDen's mission is to bring together the world's Authors and Readers making the discovery and purchase of content useful, direct and personal.
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Bring your blog to Facebook, and Facebook to your blog. Supports multiple blogs, RSS and ATOM feeds, and fan/business pages. The best to import your feed. Get your blog networked with the largest blogger community on Facebook.
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WordPress started in 2003 with a single bit of code to enhance the typography of everyday writing and with fewer users than you can count on your fingers and toes. Since then it has grown to be the largest self-hosted blogging tool in the world, used on millions of sites and seen by tens of millions of people every day.
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Blogger is a blog-publishing service that allows private or multi-user blogs with time-stamped entries. It was created by Pyra Labs, which was bought by Google in 2003. Generally, the blogs are hosted by Google at a subdomain of blogspot.com.
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Shelf Awareness: Daily Enlightenment for the Book Trade, a newsletter is being published since June 2005, it provides booksellers and librarians the information they need to sell and lend books.
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Gather is a place to connect with people who share your passions. Let your unique voice shine through the articles, images, reviews, or audio you publish. We'll even compensate you with Gather PointsTM. Rewarded for something you'd do for free -- now that's a pretty good deal.
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Social networking for writers, musicians and artists. Part of the Burry Man Writers Center.
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Writing portfolios, reviews, forums, contests and more. Share your writing in our creative writing community and get honest feedback on your writing.
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Your place to read, write and network free literature on the internet: community including forums, groups and writing contests. Create your own ebook.
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WritingRoom.com- Learn All About The Premier Online Writer's Community. They also have experts that write informative articles. Also allows you to create and post your writing.
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Sunzu is a community for business people and business owners. When you join SunZu, you get access to people, learnings, news, updates, business opportunities and insights that help you do what you do better.
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It is a stylish, well-maintained hub site for authors, offering over 40 different forums, publishing news, reviews, and interviews with writers. The focus here is on stories, essays, poetry, and other short fiction.
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It is a sister site of Lit.org, offers 20 or so very active forums on topics including various genres, critique forums, resources for writers, markets and contests, and writing challenges.
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It is co-sponsored by Small Publishers Association of America (SPAN), and is one of the most active communities for authors. Currently monthly volume is over 30 messages a day.
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It is a discussion group for authors, both self-published or traditionally published, to share ideas about marketing their books (print or e-books) on the Internet.
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offers information and discussion about book signings for authors. This is the place to learn how to maximize the effectiveness of your in-person marketing efforts.