Several months ago, I posted a blog with social networking sites where writer and readers could connect. Here’s a follow-up social media road map of sites to help authors connect with their readers. Below are the top five social media sites for writers.
- This connects with Facebook, Twitter, and the most commonly used mail platforms
- Let people know what you’re reading, if you like or don’t like it, and review
- Listopia allows you to view popular and unpopular books among your friends
- Explore trivia, quizzes, authors, events, and more.
GoodReads is the 618th most popular site in the United States. FourSquare.com is the 844th (1/10/11) most popular site in the U.S.
- Catalog your books and connect with people with similar reading interests
- Review books and rate authors
- Discover new books and authors
- Join discussion groups, find literary hotspots, and more.
- Connect to Myspace, Facebook, Digg, and more
- Connect with the Writing.com community on Facebook
- Join their discussion forums and more
- Catalog your books
- Connect to Twitter and Facebook
- Search for books according to category
- Find out details about books and buy them from the site.
- Find independent bookstores and other writer friendly places
- Join IndieBound on Facebook and follow them on Twitter
- Find popular reading lists
- Features authors like Barack Obama, Kahled Hosseini, and more
- Find people with similar reading tastes
- Search for book clubs and literary events
- Add your writing, read author blogs, and more
Writers have a bad habit of dipping their toes into pools of countless literary endeavors, only to give up when they come up dry. If you don’t use any other literary social media site, I highly suggest GoodReads.
Stay social my friends,