Book lovers can hang out together on Goodreads, Shelfari, LibraryThing, Amazon, and some other spots on the Web, advising each other about favorite books. As a writer, you want to engage readers, so you need to at least work with Goodreads and Amazon.
Now there’s a new bibliophile hangout place, Novel Crossing. Waterbrook Multnomah created this website specifically for Christian readers in 2012. It’s not limited to books published by Waterbrook.
The site specializes in gathering one-sentence reviews from readers, following the terse trend set by Twitter. It gives the author control over how the book is presented, and provides promotion opportunities for authors that are in some cases free.
So, writers, as you market your books, don’t forget Goodreads, and check out Novel Crossing too!