Tuesday, March 10, 2009

Attention Art/Craft Book Authors

Tuesday, March 10, 2009
and I know there are several of you out there!

Are you a member of LibraryThing.com? It's been around several years now and is growing strong. It's another place besides amazon that you might want to keep track of your reviews. (it's not just a place for personal libraries. it's such a vibrant community.)

Also, several authors have pages there. http://www.librarything.com/librarything_author

There is also a LibraryThing-run group called Early Reviewers where authors and publishers give away books to generate "buzz" or in exchange for reviews, as well as a member giveaway group where they, along with regular members, can give away books in exchange for reviews (on LibraryThing or Amazon), just to clear space, or just because. :) I have yet to see an art/craft book being given away in the several years I've been a member, though. It's mostly fiction.

I would love to see more art and craft authors on there. Especially several of you from the altered books, mixed-media world as well as those from the other blogs I lurk on - Alicia from Rosey Little Things, Amy from Angry Chicken, etc. I sent an email to Therese Laskey from Softies Central about it as well.

Please pass this on as well. The art community is sorely under represented there.