Do you love books? Do you love talking about books with friends? Are you interested in finding BOOK LOVERS who just might want to hear about your book(s)? Check out Shelfari.
I joined Shelfari in May, but I didn’t start using it until last week when many of my friends from ACFW joined. The whole idea of Shelfari is that you have a bookshelf. On your shelf are books you’ve read or those on your TBR pile. Then, you can chat with others who have the same books. You can also post reviews and comment on the books on your shelf.
Check out my page here:
I was able to look and see who had my books on their shelf … or books similiar to mine. Then, I asked to be their friend.
I also started the Tricia Goyer Group, for those interested in chatting about my books … or books that interest me. You can find that here.
Here is my shelf:
Based in Seattle, Shelfari introduces readers to our global community of book lovers and encourages them to share their literary inclinations and passions with peers, friends, and total strangers (for now). Shelfari was the first social media site focused on books, and will continue to innovate as it brings together the world’s readers. Our mission is the enhance the experience of reading by connecting readers in meaningful conversations about the published word.
Build virtual bookshelves to express themselves to their friends and to the world
- Discover books that are popular in their trusted circles of friends
- Influence peers by rating and discussing books online
- Discover and learn from people with similar reading tastes
- Participate in online book groups to further explore literature and share ideas
- Interact with and learn from authors
Shelfari was officially launched in October 2006 with Josh Hug and Kevin Beukelman as the co-founders., Amazon.com invested in Shelfari in February 2007 and Shelfari immediately formed a board of advisors combing a list of high profile individuals.