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Ten Social Networks For Readers

Books are not the only parts of reading that have gone digital. Just as eBooks have gone taken off, social communities around reading are popping up online, in apps and on devices. The latest that we’ve heard about is called inReads.

Here is a list of ten social networks for readers:

1. Scribd: “Think of Scribd (pronounced “skribbed”) as the largest book club on the planet — except that anyone can join the conversation on any topic imaginable: vampire fan fiction, European travel, the latest research in neuroscience, even crossword puzzles.”

2. Kobo’s Reading Life: “With Reading Life you can: connect your Reading Life with friends on Facebook; discover and share favourite books and passages, characters and places; celebrate reading! Earn fun and exciting awards; track your personal reading history and discover your reading habits.”

3. Goodreads: “A place for casual readers and bona-fide bookworms alike, Goodreads members recommend books, compare what they are reading, keep track of what they’ve read and would like to read, form book clubs and much more.”

4. Shelfari: “Shelfari is a community-powered encyclopedia for book lovers. Create a virtual bookshelf, discover new books, connect with friends and learn more about your favorite books – all for free.”

5. Wattpad: “Authors, publishers and agents use Wattpad as a mobile platform for online engagement and to create purposeful relationships with readers.”

6. HarperCollins’ Bookperks: “Bookperk is a site for all of us book lovers. For the first time, readers get access to exclusive merchandise and experiences from their favorite authors and books.”

7. Copia: “If a book is worth reading, it’s worth discussing. Copia is the place to do both.”

8. Nook Friends: “NOOK Friends is the go-to social network for people who love to read. Create your own group of NOOK Friends so you can easily swap books, get a friend’s take on a new bestseller, discover great new reads or see if someone’s enjoying their latest book. It’s so easy to connect.”

9. Book Country: “A place to discover and share fiction.”

10. inReads: “inReads sits at the crossroads of books, technology, and culture. So we post plenty of reads exploring, embracing, and debating this unique intersection.”

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