12 Author Profile Sites to Boost Your Discoverability

These are some great sites worth checking out and signing up for!

Also Check out Authors Database (Like IMBD for Authors): http://www.authorsdb.com


ScribeTrailer– a site I like to describe as Youtube for book trailers! http://www.scribetrailer.com
An Awesome new place to view JUST book Trailers- Send your readers there to check out book trailers and even post your own. You can upload your own from your computer or embed it straight from youtube! Engage your readers on a site made just for them, to help them find new books they may want to read!

**Tip- place your amazon link in the description section so your viewers can find your book if they want to check it out!

Bublish– This site allows you to set up a book excerpt for your book in a cool interactive page which can be shared and tweeted! The site also tweets your book bubble out FOR you to their readers on twitter using hashtags like #sample sunday, #readers, #books, and #storify


Boost Author Discoverability with Author profile sites

Last night I was reading a report by Digital Book World called What Authors Want: A Survey of Authors to Understand Their Priorities in the Self-Publishing Era – in which they surveyed nearly 5,000 authors-aspiring, self-published, traditionally published and those who have done both or “hybrids”. One of the facts that jumped out at me was only 57% of the authors surveyed had profiles on Goodreads. I couldn’t believe it. Of all the places not to be engaging readers, Goodreads is a huge miss in the discoverability web. I know there are authors who don’t know how to make goodreads work for them, but not having a profile is inexcusable – it takes minutes to create (and is FREE) and has a long lasting impact on author discovery.

Creating author profiles across the web on the RIGHT websites does 3 important things:

  1. It boosts your off-page Search Engine Optimization…

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Author, Blogger, and illustrator with PDMI Publishing Llc. V.L. Jennings' Blog (Speculating Among The Stars) can be found here: www.virginialorijennings.com I am the author of two science fiction books called "The Alien Mind" and "Visionary from the Stars". I love to write and I have been doing so since the sixth grade. I was born in April 1987 in the state of New Hampshire; I was Home Schooled from seventh grade and graduated at 16 with a GED. I now live with my husband and three children in Dillon, South Carolina. You can find me on Google+, Facebook, Twitter, Goodreads, Shelfari, Linkedin, and Pinterest. I love connecting with people! I am readily to answer questions and offer advice and support to new writers.

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2 comments on “12 Author Profile Sites to Boost Your Discoverability
  1. Dean says:

    Isn’t there also an author internet database, like the IMDB for film?

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