Wednesday, May 27, 2009

From the Website:We are delighted to welcome you to our new online community for writers, and all who love a good story –

Bibliofaction promises to be to the world of stories what Facebook is to friendship, Google to searching, and YouTube to home-made videos.
By combining new short stories with the best in accessible and user-friendly website design, reading and writing can once again become an engaging pastime for the internet generation.
Getting lost in a good read will soon be second nature to anyone who visits Bibliofaction.
"There have been great societies that did not use the wheel, but there have been no societies that did not tell stories." Ursula K. LeGuinStorytelling is one of the oldest art forms. It is hard-wired into human nature. We interact with stories everyday and Bibliofaction aims to harness this latent energy.

Anyone can have a go. Bibliofaction welcomes seasoned authors and new writers alike to the amazing world of storytelling. Our aim is to cultivate a friendly community in attractive online surroundings, where you’ll enjoy spending time with other members of the community. So, if you think you’ve got a story in you – and let’s face it, who hasn’t?

The site is nicely set up, easy to navigate, and splendidly designed: I didn't get that hokey self-pub feel at all. I would liken it to a Goodreads for short story writers. It's a non-paying social site for the most part, but it is another avenue for promotion. It has some author friendly areas as well: there is a book review section, an advice section, and a news section. It seems to be in Beta right now, but the selection is quite nice. If I find something I like, I might just review it on the peeps, not to mention that I have a few experimental shorts lying about with nothing to do and nowhere to go. -- c.anne.gardner


Henry said...

I just discovered this site as well. It's very beta, with most of the features "coming soon," but it's a great example of site design and making self-publishing more legit. Hope this one takes off.

Cheryl Anne Gardner said...

I really liked it too. I was serious about going on walk about to see if they had anything worth reviewing. I have been known to indulge in a short story from time to time and have reviewed a few collections here on the peeps.