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manny-pacheco's picture
Amazon is buying the popular book-focused social networking site Goodreads, which was founded in 2007 and now has more than 16 million members. The move is in line with Amazon’s record of acqquiring much of the book world. In the last 15 years, the company has bought AbeBooks.com, Audible.com...
nina-amir's picture
More aspiring authors than I can mention in desperate need of a platform refuse to use social networking. They see it as a waste of time and a time sink. Published authors needing to promote their books also won’t go near Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, or Google+. Somehow, it is beneath them, an...
sherry-jones's picture
Like internet dating, self-publishing is something I always swore I would never do. Like internet dating, it seemed an act of desperation, the last resort for writers who couldn’t get published in any other, legitimate, way. Then news that an Oakland, California religious group had predicted the...
kirsten-imani-kasai's picture
I read a ton of books when I was young. I would take my little red wagon to the library and load it up with as many books as I could pull home, 20, 30, 40 or more. As the librarian made her way through my towering stack of books, I always had a moment of panic that she might cut me off like a...
diane-chamberlain's picture
  Let me say one thing right up front: I think it's wonderful that there are so many opportunities on the Internet for readers to review novels they've read. I absolutely love being able to check out what other readers think about a book I want to buy. If most of the reviews of a certain book...
michelle-gagnon's picture
At Left Coast Crime a few weeks ago, I was part of a great panel on utilizing the Internet to market your book. This is a bit of a double-edged sword: now that much of the marketing burden falls on authors' shoulders, being able to reach people without an insanely expensive direct mailing is...
jo-anne-vandermeulen's picture
I want to promote myself, show the world my writing/published books, but where do I start? 1.) Target your audience 2.) Create a buzz You can ‘conquer all obstacles‘ through networking, but first you need to discover where your viewers are located on the Internet. Unfortunately, when you first...
jt-ellison's picture
I'm leading a dicussion of my debut novel, ALL THE PRETTY GIRLS, at Shelfari's Suspense and Thriller group. Come by and join in the conversation!