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There are millions of short stories, novels, and poems scattered across hundreds of thousands of different sites on the Web. Booksie LitLink aims to organize and sort this content by allowing authors, publishers, and literary readers to display links to this work on the Booksie site. For authors and publishers, LitLink offers an opportunity to get your writing in front of a growing audience of tens of thousands of readers who visit Booksie monthly. For readers, LitLink and Booksie Publishing offer access to a dynamic, growing, and organized source of online creativity.
How LitLink Works
As an author, publisher, or literary lover you can submit links to short stories, novels, novellas, poetry, essays, etc. that you have published or read anywhere on the Web. The Links you have submitted are added to the Booksie site and are organized according to genre, type (short story, novel, poem, etc.) tag, author, etc. and shown to the tens of thousands of visitors who come to the site every month. You can submit as many LitLinks as you want.
Please note: All links must go directly to a piece of literature - poem, essay, short story, novel, etc. Links to the homepage of your site, marketing solicitations, or anything non-creative that does not fit into the proper category will be promptly deleted.
Readers then determine just how much exposure the link you have submitted will receive. The more popular your LitLink with readers, the more exposure it will get, including being listed in the Popular categories on the Read section of the site, placement in the Booksie Top 20, and homepage placement.
How Do I Submit A Link?
Sign up as a Booksie member, fill our your profile as much as you want, and then click the LitLink button on the menu bar. The rest is easy. Just follow the instructions.
Does this cost anything?
No, this is a free feature. We do ask that as a courtesy you provide a link from your site to Booksie.com. It is appreciated but not required.
Why are you doing this?
The Web has exploded with millions of short stories, novels, and poems over the last 10 years. It occurred to us that there isn't any one place a reader can go to find all of this content and there isn't an easy way for a really great piece of writing to be discovered. Other social bookmarking and link sites like Digg, Delicious, Reddit, etc. don't cater to creative writing, which becomes lost amidst stories of three armed babies, celebrity gossip, etc.. Our goal is to build a destination and that is designed specifically for literature and creative work and in the process help writers promote themslves.
Where Will the Listings Be Seen?
Readers on the site can see the listing for your work just like any other listing on the site. The only different is that links are green and are not shaded grey. They will be visible on the homepage as well as the Read pages of the site. On the read pages, the better a piece is
Green listings are links
What can we do with a Booksie page?
A Booksie page is much like a MySpace page but customized for writers and writing. It allows you to talk about your site, showcase work you have published, update your readers with news, keep track of fans, and more. It plugs you into one of the fastest growing online literature communities on the Web.
Sample Booksie Page
Are there any copyright issues?
No, none of the work is published on our site. Everything remains on your site. We're just allowing you to create a link to it along with some introductory information.
Do you also allow writers to publish directly on Booksie.com?
Yes, we provide some of the best publishing and promotion tools for writers to publish their work on the Web. It's up to each writer to decide if they would prefer to publish on the site or simply link to work published elsewhere. We hope either way that you'll submit your writing to the site.
Have additional questions? Email us at (contact at booksie.com).
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