ONLINE SOCIAL NETWORKING AND AUTHORS’ SITES
Blog Book Tours (email@example.com) Good advice for authors on negotiating the online world of blogging and social networking.
Crimespace (www.crimespace.ning.com) Attractive, user-friendly site with nearly 2,000 mystery authors, fans and book dealers.
Dorothy L (www.dorothyl.com) Founded in 1991 by research librarians for lovers of the mystery genre. Overwhelming number of posts per day; no BSP (blatant self-promotion) allowed.
Facebook (www.facebook.com) Becoming increasingly popular with authors and artists; the social network of choice, replacing MySpace in popularity.
GoodReads (www.goodreads.com) User-friendly site for people to share about what they’re reading. Contains options for setting up book groups.
Murder Must Advertise (www.MurderMustAdvertise.com) Excellent site for networking about promoting your work.
Mystery Lovers Corner (www.sleuthedit.com/mlc) Created by Dawn Dowdle; charges a modest one-time fee to get your books and bio listed.
Sisters in Crime (www.sistersincrime.org) Has several specific blogs and lists, including Agent Quest and Guppies.
WordPress (www.wordpress.com) User-friendly site for setting up your own free blog.
Sites recommmended by Crimespace members:
• Authors Cyber Village
• Book Masons
• Crime Spot
• http://www.authonomy.com (for online critiques)
• http://www.critiquecircle.com/default.asp “
• http://www.youwriteon.com “
Compiled by Julie Lomoe, www.julielomoe.com
February 21, 2009