Monday, January 31st, 2011

Becoming a LibraryThing Author just got easier!

We’ve streamlined the process for becoming an official LibraryThing Author (and getting the cool yellow author badge on your profile, author, and work pages).

Each author and work page now contains a green “Is this you?” box on the sidebar. Once the author clicks the “Become a LibraryThing Author” link, they’re asked to choose just one title from a list of all the books by that author (this step is useful in making sure we have the right one in case of split authors), and then we’ll confirm Author status.

This was part of a more complete freshening up of our How Authors Can Use LibraryThing page, which includes info not only on becoming an LT Author, but also on hints for sprucing up author profiles, joining the Hobnob with Authors group, Author Chats, and more.

If you’re an author and want to become part of the LibraryThing community, we’d love to have you! Search for your LibraryThing author page, find the “Is this you?” box, and we’ll get the ball rolling for you.

Labels: authors, librarything authors

2 Comments:

  1. AWGShemain says:

    I am very new to this and am fumbling my way through. Have just self published a book, Boarding School Boy, and am looking for ways to get it out in the market. Your option of having it reviewed appealed to me so I am trying to see how I go about it. To whom do I send a copy? How do I get members to read my book and post reviews.

    Ashley Shemain

  2. TromboneAl says:

    There is no Is This You button that I’ve found.

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