Social Networking Book Sites

While I am in process of setting up my new blog, I tried out different social networking book sites that allow users to catalog their books, share reviews and share book lists.

Out of the few sites I tried, I am giving my votes to Shelfari and Library Thing.

Shelfari is voted by Mashable as one of the top 10 most beautiful social networking sites and it truly is great looking and easy to use.

LibraryThing ‘s free account allows up to 200 books with a premium service if you want to add more and it has a great tagging feature. Shelfari, on the other hand seems to allow you to add as many books as you like (a great plus for me who have more than 200 books for sure).

I’ve read several comparisons and reviews of both and many seems to like Shelfari more, for its aesthetically pleasing look and more interesting “groups” while serious book lovers seem to prefer Library Thing.

For me, I like both for different features. I really like one of LibraryThing’s features that allow me to see how many books I have in common with another user/ friend. For Shelfari, I like the colorful pages and the easy one-click function whenever I add on new books.

My final vote between the two goes to Library Thing but I might change my mind as I go along.

Meantime, here’re my ever growing lists in both.

1) My Shelfari Book List
2) My LibraryThing Book List

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47 thoughts on “Social Networking Book Sites

  1. hah Brennan, I am gonna move to my own site at http://www.priscillatan.com, am testing a few stuff at the moment, so it’s everywhere. Bear with me for a while more. 🙂 Check out the book sites and let me know if you found any other cool ones to share.

  2. Jason, yah! i got it up and running but unfortunately, didnt manage to merge everything. I only import a few old entries over. heh. Starting afresh!

  3. I gave both a try and so far Shelfari is winning by a big margin. It seems to have a better feature set. Adding books and setting the proper cover is a lot easier with Shelfari. I do wish it had more options for displaying my library on other sites, though.

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  5. hey priscilla..nice world u got!
    im doin a coursework on social networking sites..
    could u pls suggest me few books i could refer to to help on this? u can drop me a mail..
    thanks…n take care

  6. Hi Priscilla,

    First time I come across your blog.

    Thanks for the reviews, I just joined a few Social Networks for books and your view was helpful.

    I guess I’ll add you once inside!

    Cheers,

    Miguel

  7. Has anyone heard of Authonomy http://www.authonomy.com run by the publisher Harper Collins. Authors publish extracts of their books on the site, and members back other members’ books. The books are arranged in charts according to how many people have backed them, and the top five books each monoth are reviewed by Harper Collins editors.

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