Sunday, August 14, 2011

Bibliospace ~ new website for authors in the west GTA to promote their books

"But Tonight," CJ Martin's poetry collection is
one of the books promoted on Bibliospace.
Hello, Brian.
I’ve developed a new website to help local, independent, and self-published authors promote their books.

It is called bibliospace and, as an Oakville writer, I'm focusing initially on writers on the west side of Toronto. The site will grow with demand, but for now I would like to work with authors in my part of the GTA.

The site includes a detailed listing for each author’s book, consisting of a book summary of up to 250 words, an author bio of up to 150 words, a link to each author’s website, and any additional author contact information (blog, Twitter, Facebook).

In addition to the book listing, there is an alphabetical list of authors and a speakers’ bureau that lists authors by community. The latter page is intended to help book clubs, community groups, libraries, and schools get in touch with authors in their own community for readings and speaking engagements.

I have also added an amazon bookstore with direct links to each author’s books (if they’re on Amazon). There is no charge to submit a book, but I will retain any referral fees from the amazon bookstore. Royalties from all sales go to the author, of course.

I am a marketing writer and self-published author, so I know something of the effort required to market a book. I am hoping that bibliospace will make it easy for people to find and recommend authors from their own community.

Anyone interested in submitting a book, should just go to the website and check it out.

Sincerely,
Crystal Smith
www.bibliospace.ca

See Brian’s complete current schedule here, including writing workshops and creative writing courses in Algonquin Park, Bolton, Barrie, Brampton, Burlington, Caledon, Georgetown, Guelph, Hamilton, Kingston, Kitchener, London, Midland, Mississauga, Newmarket, Oakville, Ottawa, Peterborough, St. Catharines, St. John, NB, Sudbury, Thessalon, Toronto, Windsor, Woodstock, Halton, Kitchener-Waterloo, Muskoka, Peel, Simcoe, York Region, the GTA, Ontario and beyond.

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