Great Help for Self-published Authors: OnlineBookClub.org
In my ongoing search for websites that acknowledge and support the self-published author, one of the best is the Scott Hughes’ OnlineBookClub.org, a free site for authors and readers that has been around for about a decade with an outrageously large number of subscribers (over 1 million). What follows is a bit of information about them taken from their website. Those of you who are self-published authors, or planning to be, will find OnlineBookClub.org very interesting and useful. I urge you to check them out.
They provided me with an excellent, professional review of my book, Learn to Love: Guide to Healing Your Disappointing Love Life and the chance to add additional reviews to strengthen my marketing profile on sites like Amazon.com and Goodreads.com. In addition to offering programs to help authors like me compile reviews, they also offer opportunities for community involvement with other authors and book lovers that is quite exceptional and far-reaching.
I received my original review a while ago, and I’m definitely planning to continue to use their excellent review services (i.e. 1000 additional reviews) to buildup my book’s marketing strength. Being a self-published author is difficult enough these days in that the responsibility is solely yours to both write and market your book. Getting “real” quality reviews is an extremely important part of that marketing process. OnlineBookClub.org makes getting a bigger number of quality reviews a lot easier, and affordable. Here’s their info:
Online Book Club – A Free Online Community For Book Lovers
We have a ton of awesome features for book lovers and a massive community of active members from all over the world. There are over one million members! Some of our most popular features include:
- Exclusive, original reviews by our professional review team – Find the gems out of the millions of books published each year alone.
- Our free web app Bookshelves – Bookshelves enables you to easily store, track, and share lists of books you have read and want to read.
- Our Book & Reading Forums – No longer do you need to schedule a specific book club meeting time in your busy schedule. At any time you want, you can instantly discuss any book you have read with other people who read the same book. This is a free fun super-social group of hundreds of thousands of welcoming people.
It is all free for readers. We are not a book store, and we do not sell books. We are a free online community for readers with all sorts of awesome free features and free tools for book lovers. In terms of going to book stores like Amazon to get books, our own free Book of the Day tool notifies you when well-rated books go on temporary free promotions. So sign up easily and completely free now.
Comments? Dr. Thomas Jordan, author of Learn to Love: Guide to Healing Your Disappointing Love Life