Monday, February 18, 2008

Social Networks

One of the more well-attended panels at the conference included discussions of social networking. The panel was called:

MEDIA FRENZY: You Tube, Blogs, MySpace, Dorothy L., Crimespace

and those on the panel included:


Morgan Mandel, Karen Syed, Todd Stone and J.R. Turner.

The room was packed and for a Sunday morning that was saying something.

So, over the next several blogs and in other forums, I and the others on the panel and some guest bloggers will delve into this subject that seems to be on everyone's mind.

In the meantime go to some of the following links to see how folks are leveraging the web, social networking and more:

http://www.storytellerroad.com/
http://www.echelonpress.com/
http://acmeauthorslink.blogspot.com/
http://www.jennifer-turner.com/
http://www.loveismurder.net/
http://www.myspace.com/tvmstone
http://www.myspace.com/toddwrites
http://crimespace.ning.com/profile/Toddwrites
http://crimespace.ning.com/profile/Tvmstone
http://bookplace.ning.com

Stay tuned!

2 comments:

Morgan Mandel said...

I've found social networking to be very addictive, but necessary. It used to be going to bookstores and libraries was about all you could do to get your name out to the public.

Now with the Internet, you can reach so many more people than you can in person.

I don't recommend doing away with booksignings, panels and conferences, but if you're not doing Social Networking you're missing many opportunites to connect and promote your book.

Another site I recommend for social networking is
http://bookplace.ning.com

Morgan Mandel
www.morganmandel.com

Terri Stone said...

Morgan thanks so much for pointing out http://bookplace.ning.com. It is truly a great place to hangout.