Tuesday, January 3, 2017

Bibliorati coming January 15!

To Writers and Publishers:

Finally, there is (or will be on January 15) a place for readers to connect with Writers and discover new and older works while keeping up with the latest in publishing and reading news.  That place is Bibliorati.

Bibliorati will feature daily news from publishers and authors, from the brand new to the old guard, and will also reach out to readers through writers of today. From reviews to interviews to articles on a particular aspect of books or genre or reading, writers and readers alike will introduce readers, brand new as well as lifelong practitioners of the art, to new vistas, raising awareness of works by current authors and publishers today as well as revealing past works that readers may enjoy.

Bibliorati is where readers can find out about books, genres, authors, and publishers they may not be aware of and want to support. And contributors to the site will enrich readers, sending them in new directions. It is also where Publishers and Writers may find one another, where audiences can be expanded, and books that deserve more attention can finally get it. 

There will be a core group of columnists, most who will have one column appear weekly. These columns will either be reviews, interviews with writers and publishers, or articles that focus on a certain type of book, themes, genres, etc.  This isn’t a ‘how to write’ site, but more of a ‘how and what to read’ experience.  The goal is to connect readers with writers they either have never known or maybe are familiar with and just want to know more about.  As a side note, ideally, we want three columns a day each week of new material, done by one columnist. We will be starting with two columns on most days, one on others.   The rest of the content for the site will be made up of news that we hope writers and publishers, such as Yourself, will provide. 

We want to keep readers informed of all the things that are going on in the reading/literary world, but as this is a labor of interest without pay, we don’t have someone who can go out scouting all the news.  That’s why if You wish to have news featured on Bibliorati, please be sure to regularly send it along to Biblioratione@gmail.com and we’ll get it posted when the site goes live on January 15, 2017.  We will also simultaneously post it to the Facebook page, which will be live today, and our Twitter account, which will be set up about the time the site is.  New releases, promotions, submissions calls, etc., all news is welcome.

What is the price for this service? Well, there is one….

We want Bibliorati to be a go to place for readers. To that end, we are going to be regularly promoting the site in as many venues as possible and putting the site in front of, so to speak, publishers and press outlets of all types, wanting them to not only use Bibliorati as a source of content, but to discover writers and such that should be discovered.  So, what we would ask all of You to do is to mobilize Your market, Your fan base, Your regulars to not only read Bibliorati, but to talk about it and spread the word.  We can’t force you to do this, but we’d like Your help in making Bibliorati work for us all. 

Join us on Facebook. Email any news to Biblioratione@gmail.com and ask any questions You may have there or at this email.