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Sunday, February 7, 2010

Bringing Readers and Authors Together

One of the big challenges for authors is connecting with an audience, finding readers who are interested in their work and are willing to follow their exploits. Many readers are looking for the next great read and like to explore different authors and their works.

The following list are reader sites that allow authors to either create their own pages or input information about themselves and their written work, often offering some interactivity like comments, blog posts, and works-in-progress.

Amazon's Author Central: https://authorcentral.amazon.com

Authors Den: http://www.authorsden.com/

GoodReads: http://GoodReads.com/

Library Thing: http://LibraryThing.com

FiledBy: http://FiledBy.com

WeRead: http://WeRead.com/

Shelfari: http://www.shelfari.com/

Hope this helps both readers and authors! If anyone knows of other similar sites, please share.

Peace and love,


  1. These are some great links, Michelle. A few of them I use, and others I didn't know about and can now put to use!

    Another place that is free to use is to create an author yahoo group. This can be useful as long as the group owner keeps it regularly updated.

  2. Great addition, Anna! Yes, Yahoo groups can be a wonderful place for readers and writers to meet, but finding the right group can be trial and error.