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Tuesday Thingers: LT Authors

ttToday’s question from Wendi: Did you know that there are 1497 authors participating in LT Authors? If you haven’t checked it out, head over for a moment and see if you can find out something new about an author! If you don’t have time to go snooping, have you ever looked at the LT Author page before? Did you know that it is for authors and readers alike? Have you ever looked up a favorite or new author on LT to see what they read and if they have left any comments or reviews themselves? Have you ever told an author about LT Authors and encouraged them to check the site out?

I have looked at the LT authors page before and I recognize a number of the top names.  I don’t recall encouraging any authors to join LT, I’m not sure I’ve been on enough of a personal level of contact for that and most of the ones that I do email are already on there.  I definitely check out their libraries and I’m always disappointed when I acquire a book by a new-to-me author who is on LT only to discover that their library contains very few or no books.  I liked it better when they had to add 50 to be recognized, but I can see why they would prefer to attract new authors by eliminating that rule.  In any case, it’s an awesome feature of LT and I hope it’s still around if I ever manage to publish a book – it will be academic and not very high up on the list, but I can dream, can’t I?

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