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Last March I reported on favourite reading sites mentioned by those participating in the latest reader survey. How do these stack up against two dimensions of social reading: (1) the degree of socializing enabled and (2) the breadth of functionality provided?
Here’s my take on it. It’s interesting to me to see the proliferation in the bottom left quadrant.
Please note that the position of each bubble is approximate as I wanted to make sure that you could read each one.
Search sites – Bing and Google for example
Industry sites – Harper Collins was mentioned
Social media – Twitter and Facebook fit in this category
Traditional – online sites created by traditional media such as The Guardian
Author sites – Elizabeth Chadwick has a popular one
Book Blogs – hundreds mentioned by survey participants
Retailers – Amazon and others
Forums – example Historical Fiction Online
Fan Sites – Diana Gabaldon has several
Reading Sites – Goodreads is the biggest one (that’s why Amazon bought it)
Open to your feedback as always.
M.K. Tod writes historical fiction and blogs about all aspects of the genre at A Writer of History. Her latest novel, LIES TOLD IN SILENCE is set in WWI France and is available from Amazon, Nook, Kobo, Google Play and iTunes. Her debut novel, UNRAVELLED: Two wars. Two affairs. One marriage. is also available from these retailers.