Big Bad Weekly Tip: LibraryThing, You Make My Book Sing

By Ryan Wheeler

Weekly Tip 24.jpgWith over 19 million books cataloged and nearly 300 thousand members, LibraryThing claims to be the world’s largest book club. This popular online book cataloging and social networking site can help you further your online presence by connecting you with fellow book lovers with similar tastes.

It’s quite possible that your author page has already been created if a member has added your title to their library. Once your page is up, you are allowed to add a photo and links to your website, blog, or fan sites. With a free account, you can add as many as two hundred favorite or comparable titles to your profile, which allows readers to find you through similar interests. The process is easy, and the site has a lot of cool bells and whistles like blog widgets, Amazon linking, cell phone access, and more. As an independent publisher, you can even sign up for the Early Reviewers program that gives members a chance to receive a free copy of your new book in exchange for a review.

Check now to see if your author page already exists, then sign up to become an official LibraryThing Author and make your book sing!

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  • Tim

    Hey. Thanks for the article. For what it's worth, we've grown a lot since these figures were true. We're up to almost 25 million books now, and 370,000 members. We also have a nifty new "local" feature—showcasing bookstores and libraries around the world.

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