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You don't have to. You can keep your writing on your hard drive or in your head or on a piece of paper. But if you'd like to see what the world thinks of your writing, give publishing on Booksie a try.
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There are two ways to get your writing included on Booksie. You can either publish it directly on the site. In this case, your content will appear on a Booksie page and you can use all of the Booksie tools to promote it.
Or, you can add your writing to the index by linking to it from Booksie using LitLink.
In both cases, your writing will appear in the index and on your Booksie page.
You must be over 13 to post material to the site. As long as you are, anyone may submit material as long as it conforms to the site Content Posting Guidelines specified in our Member Agreement.
It will take you minutes to post a short story or poem. A novel, depending on how many chapters you have could take 30 minutes.
Absolutely. You have the option of posting your work under a Pen Name. In addition, although you provide us with your email address, this is for administrative purposes only and will not be shown on the site.
You can change everything about the work you posted, including the title, genre, summary, and of course, the main text of the work. To do this:
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Yes, you have complete control over your writing. You can edit it, remove it, or repost it to the site. Please note that if you repost your writing, you will loose all visits and ratings associated with that piece of writing. This will hurt its ranking.
Please note: You must first delete all inner sections or chapters of a posted piece before you can delete the entire piece. If you have trouble doing this, please contact us.
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Booksie is visited by hundreds of thousands of visitors per month looking to read what you write. When you post to your own Blog, you are starting with an audience of 0. If you work really hard you might be able to build up a readership on your Blog. On Booksie, if you post interesting material you will quickly generate a readership and a fanbase.
Booksie was also created specifically for creative writing and literature. Organizing a book on a blog is not easy. Blogs also don't organize your portfolio. They are designed for time-based journal writing, not literary writing. Check out the profile of some of our users and you'll see how Booksie organizes your portfolio and gives you tools (including a micro-Blogger) to connect with your audience. You can Feature certain work in your porfolio, embed images and video, tell your writers about the latest news (micro-Blogging), and keep tabs of your fans.
But if you'd prefer to post on a Blog or another site, that's cool. We make it easy to link to your Blog from Booksie using our LitLink program. It's free and it will only drive more readers and visitors to your pages.
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Booksie is a publishing site and it does not employ a credit or rewards system to incent readers to leave comments. Your writing is expected to stand on its own. Marketing though, is part of publishing, and you can help your writing receive more comments by commenting on the work of others. Most authors on the site are happy to reciprocate feedback.
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Like any author, self-promotion is an important part of your success. We have designed a system so that the more visitors that read your work, the more exposure it will get. The site encourages you to promote your work and bring others onto the site to read it. Here are some ideas:
The rankings are determined according to two different criteria: ratings and reads. The more Like Its your work receives from readers, the better it will rank. The Read ranking is determined based on the total number of reads a piece receives during the different timeperiods - Yesterday, Last 7 Days, Last 30 Days, Last 90 Days, etc.
To become a fan of a writer you must be a member of Booksie. Once you have joined (it's free to join), simply click the Become a Fan link on their Booksie page or on the left hand side of any of their posted work. Once you are approved by the writer, you will be added as a fan and can receive alerts when they post additional writing.
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