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One of the best ways to have your work included in Harford County Public Library's circulating collection is for it to be positively reviewed. The review sources we use include:
Social Media For AuthorsGoodreads users don't like marketing; Facebook is one of your best bets for PAID advertising; Instagram video may make more sense for authors than YouTube. Take time to understand the audience and what works on each platform then use it. If you don't do some homework, you may be wasting your time.
WattPad has 16 million engaged readers every month -- a captive audience looking for their next great read. Wattpad is leading the way in social reading by enabling its readers and writers to be interactive. Share a short story or prequel to whet your readers' appetite; collaborate with another author; serialize a story; ask for suggestions! Similar sites include Figment, Miss Literati, and Booksie.
Author's Den allows you to create an author bio with links to your books, articles, news and blog posts.
GoodReads gives you a way to reach readers who READ and like to connect with other readers. Post information about yourself, what books you are reading and have written (with sales links to Amazon).
Library Thing. If you are an author with a book that can be found online e.g. on Amazon, you can have an author page that links to your book and find readers who read what you write.
Word Press provides a free and easy way to get blogging. Word of caution: If you decide to do this, DO IT. Keep it up to date with regular, interesting posts.
Author Oriented Crowd Funding
Inkshares invites authors to submit a manuscript for crowdfunding and offers the publishing and support services needed once the work is funded.
Kickstarter is the world's largest funding platform for creative projects. Reach millions of people who can pledge money to help fund your book!
Pubslush is a crowdfunding platform focused on the literary world. It services authors, publishing professionals and literary trendsetters.