Best Social Media Book Sites for Authors and Readers

For many of us book lovers, we love to keep track of books we've read and easily discover new books. We also love to talk about them, and to tell others about the books that really impacted us. And as authors, we want to be in those places where others are talking about books. The good thing is that there are a lot of options in today's technological world. To make it easy for you, I've put together a list of the top ten apps, sites and social networks for book lovers.

1. GOODREADSThe biggest book site, owned by Amazon. Integrates with Kindle. Offers networking with friends, book challenges, book cataloging, giveaways.

2. LIBRARYTHINGOne of the first book cataloging sites, with over 2.2M members. Networking, free book giveaways.

3. BOOKCROSSINGA book sharing site. Leave a book in the wild and look up books you find.

4. LITSYPhone app only. An Instagram of sorts for books.  Book reviews, book photos, social networking.

5. BOOKBUB: Known mostly for eBook deals, the site has expanded to include Author book recommendations and book cataloging.

6. SHELFIEApp only. Photos of bookshelves, book recommendations, social networking.

7. SERIAL READERApp only. The classics delivered to you in bite-sized chunks in a serial format.

8. COMIXOLOGYSubscription service to thousands of comics, graphic novels and manga.

9. LIBIBManage your private library of books, movies, music & video games. Power features for libraries.

10. BOOKLIKESManage your private library of books, movies, music & video games. Power features for libraries

You can follow me on Goodreads here! And if there is a site that you love that I missed, definitely leave me a comment and let me know. 

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About the Author

Crystal King is a 30-year marketing, social media and communications veteran, freelance writer and Pushcart-nominated poet. She is the author of the FEAST OF SORROW, about the ancient Roman gourmand, Apicius, and THE CHEF'S SECRET about the famous Renaissance chef Bartolomeo Scappi. Currently Crystal works as a social media professor for HubSpot, a leading provider of Inbound marketing software. Crystal has taught classes in writing, creativity, and social media at Harvard Extension School, Boston University, Mass College of Art, UMass Boston and GrubStreet writing center. A former co-editor of the online literary arts journal Plum Ruby Review, Crystal received her MA in Critical and Creative Thinking from UMass Boston, where she developed a series of exercises and writing prompts to help fiction writers in media res. Find her on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, or at her website:

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