Tuesday, September 20, 2011

100 sites for fiction writers: #56 - Shelfari

This is an ongoing series looking at websites that can be of help to fiction writers with their craft and career.


Oh, great, yet another online community for writers to have to keep up with. Well, you could look at Shelfari that way, or you could take a look around the site and find out just how wonderful it really is.

Sure, this online site run by Amazon has the expected Groups for talking with other people, and yes, there is a Shelfari Blog to follow. We're all familiar with that stuff.

But besides the fine community there, and the opportunity it opens for writers to do some reaching out to readers and potential fans, Shelfari truly shines when it comes to books.

Yes, Shelfari is all about books. What kind of books? All kinds.

At Shelfari, you can easily find out what are the Most Popular books at any given time. You can look up information about different book Series, as well as find out about Authors.

One of the most fun things you can do at Shelfari is to build your own virtual bookshelf, showcasing books you have read and enjoyed over the years. Or you can just keep the bookshelf to show off what you're currently reading. What you do with the bookshelf, and what you place on it, is totally up to you.

Another great thing is that if you already have an Amazon account, you won't have to create a new account with Shelfari. You can just sign right in.

So writers, don't look at Shelfari as just another place where you have to sign onto every once in a while, but take part in the community and enjoy what the website has to offer.

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