Is Shelfari Good for Authors?

I am normally a fan of most things Amazon. The service is (overall) great and I'm not just speaking about ordering and publishing books. In fact, during the holidays, I spend way too much time with Amazon. Even so, I'm not sure how I feel yet about their newish "book community" site, Shelfari. For one …

Book Marketing 201

I recently attended a book club where one of the members had a niece who was a successful YA author. She is traditionally published and is able to write full-time. I say congratulations to her!!! Because she has had some success, her publisher arranges signings and readings and presumably, handles some advertising. However, she must …