Book Lovers -Niche Social Networking

By on August 18, 2009

This is one of many posts in our “Niche Social Networking  Sites” series, highlighting some of the lesser-known social media sites online.  A solid social media strategy will often incorporate presence on both well-known, and lesser-known social networking sites.  Whether you have a business in this a particular field, are interested in something new, or could use some of the tools provided by a niche site, we aim to provide a sampling of what’s out there.  Got a community you’re involved in that excites you?  Let us know about it!

Bibliophiles have united across the internet, and their passion has created a tightly-knit community ready and willing to share the names of their favorite tomes, or even lend you a well-worn copy of that novel you’ve always wanted to read.  Are you a part of any of these communities?

Paperbackswap

Exchange books with fellow booklovers by mailing your books to users, and vice versa.  Users are expected to pay for shipping costs.

Connect via books

The premise of this site is that people who have similar tastes in books, will more than likely have other interests in common.  Users create a profile and a library of the books they have read, are currently reading, or want to read.

Shelfari

Create a virtual shelf of all your favorite books, see what other users are reading, or join groups based on similar book interests.

BookCrossing

Leave your library in the hands of fate.  Register your book online at the site and then leave your book in a public place.  You can track the book as it makes its way from person to person, and to who-knows-where in the world.

About John Souza

John Souza is founder and chief strategist of SMMU and Social Media Impact, and is a bestselling business author. He won the 2011 Tech Marketing Awards ‘Social Media Marketer of the Year’ and most recently the About.com Reader’s Choice Award for Best Online Education Site. John has appeared on The Michael Gerber Show, and his business has been honored at the Mashable Awards, Forbes Business Awards and The Stevie Awards.
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