Friday, February 04, 2011

The Site for Books & Readers - Shelfari

Amazon is exploring social reading scenarios; found via a post in an Amazon blog.  I couldn’t resist – my public profile (currently “30% complete” according to Shelfari)…

Based in Seattle, Shelfari introduces readers to our global community of book lovers and encourages them to share their literary inclinations and passions with peers, friends, and total strangers (for now). Shelfari is a gathering place for authors, aspiring authors, publishers, and readers, and has many tools and features to help these groups connect with each other in a fun and engaging way. Our mission is to enhance the experience of reading by connecting readers in meaningful conversations about the published word.

Shelfari’s members:

  • Build virtual bookshelves to express themselves to their friends and to the world
  • Discover books that are popular in their trusted circles of friends
  • Influence peers by rating and discussing books online
  • Discover and learn from people with similar reading tastes
  • Participate in online book groups to further explore literature and share ideas
  • Interact with and learn from authors

Shelfari was officially launched in October 2006 and was acquired by Amazon.com in August 2008.

The Site for Books & Readers - Shelfari

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