Bublish is a unique book-discovery website that uses “book bubbles” to create an interface between authors and readers. The bubbles contain excerpts from the text alongside author insights, and the author can create many bubbles for each book, thus offering a series of excerpts. There is also an author bio with photo, a link to his or her website, an image of the book cover, and links to buy the book.
Added features for authors include addition of bubble links to the Bublish Twitter stream, Twitter promotions called #SampleSaturday and #SampleSunday, where links to the previous week’s bubbles are added to their stream several times a day over the weekend, and inclusion of those links in the Bublish floating bookstore, which takes place on Mondays over a number of social media platforms.
Membership for readers and authors is free, but there is now an author upgrade that provides additional services and programs (check it out here). I still haven’t upgraded yet, so I cannot comment on the upgrade, but it looks like useful stuff.
If you are a reader, use the links below to view my book bubbles and read excerpts from my story. If you are an author with a book to market, take a look at the bubbles to see if Bublish might be of interest to you.
http://bit.ly/1c2Jq5b Author Insight
http://bit.ly/1eRpgyl Mike Higgins Meets John Doe
http://bit.ly/1f9N6Y6 Student Doctor Higgins Evaluates John Doe
http://bit.ly/1eeCtoq Higgins Successfully Intubates John Doe
http://bit.ly/1nhjRUi John Doe is Bleeding Internally
http://bit.ly/1bwvbvU Higgins Returns Home to Find Darkness and Pain
http://bit.ly/PBti7F Higgins Laments his Wife’s Condition
http://bit.ly/1fqh7Gp John Doe Has Been Admitted to the Trauma Service
http://bit.ly/1qiYhWk John Doe Won’t Die
http://bit.ly/1tmA4ga The Quiet Before the Violence
http://bit.ly/1lAkIVk A Perfect Murder
http://bit.ly/1u4yKzy The Living Autopsy
http://bit.ly/1tq2Tth Higgins Pulls the Trigger
If you view any of these book bubbles, please let me know what you think.
If you are a writer and you use Bublish for your own stories or books, I’d like to hear about your experience.