Sometimes you don’t see the gold beside you because you’re too busy searching for it elsewhere, assuming it will be hard to find. Such was the case when I opened my eyes to BookBuzzr recently–a service that had been mentioned on Twitter, but that I hadn’t explored. When I did take the time to explore it, I was blown away by what they offer authors.
Curious? I thought you might be, so BookBuzzr’s CEO, Vikram Narayan, and I have a Take Five for you today.
Q: For people who’ve never heard of BookBuzzr, can you explain what the service offers?
VN: BookBuzzr is a free, online book-marketing technology for authors. It consists of three components:
– A BookBuzzr widget of your book which can be shared on social networks such as Facebook, MySpace, Orkut etc. This widget is also an excellent replacement for your book-cover image on your website or blog.
– An email signature that is created from your book and that can be used in your emails.
– A Twitter marketing feature set which allows authors to accumulate followers and automatically tweet about their books to their respective followers without making it too much like a sales pitch.
The author also gets a free listing on fReado.com – a sister site which hosts books in BookBuzzr format.
Here’s an example of a BookBuzzr book widget:
Q: Oh, that’s my favorite BookBuzzr widget. (Koff.) How did BookBuzzr come to be? [Read more…]