Are you a reader looking for a cool way to discover new books and authors? Or are you an author marketing a book? If you’ve answered yes to either question, you should check out Bublish. 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 up 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 a link to buy the book. Added features for authors include addition of their bubbles to the Bublish Twitter stream. Bublish also runs Twitter promotions such as #SampleSaturday and #SampleSunday, where the previous week’s bubbles are added to their stream several times a day over the weekend.
So far, I’ve created two bubbles for my short story The Final Push. Click here to see the first one, and here for the second.
If you use Bublish as a reader or an author, I’d be interested in your thoughts.