I've been very busy the past week, since I was inspired to institute Book Place, a network for readers, authors, publishers, editors, reviewers, and all book industry professionals.
I wanted a network where everyone felt comfortable sharing and promoting all genres of books without worrying about stepping over the line. (Well, I do draw the line on porno and illegal books, but that's it)
Anyway, it's been fun figuring out how to get the main page together, inviting folks to join, welcoming members, doing all sorts of things to get Book Place going. The one thing I do regret is I didn't think of the name Book Place until after things got started and it was too late to change it. That's why the long url to access it is http://morganmandelbooks.ning.com
To help remedy this, I also have a mini site set up at http://bookplace.ning.com which is just a traffic direction site. In case people get mixed up and can't find the url on their computers with the long name, but just remember bookplace.ning.com, they'll see a message there showing where all the action is.
I hope everyone who has already joined takes advantage of the great promo opportunities available, including downloading photos, videos, doing blogs, sending messages, listing events, recommending books, looking for answers, or just plain discussing what's on your mind.
If you're not a member, you have nothing to lose by coming onboard. You'll discover a diverse and friendly bunch of people. Best thing is it's free.