Hobnob with Authors

This is a group for readers and authors to connect.

Unlike the rest of the groups, this is a "safe space" for authors to promote and converse about their books without fear of being accused of spamming. Authors are encouraged to chat with members, not just copy and paste blurbs about their books.

This group differs from the Author Chat group in that those are scheduled chats, and this is more free-form.

*Start conversations about your writing
*Offer copies of books (for review or otherwise) to readers
*You also have the Writers Brag and Rag Bag group for author-to-author talk.

*Chat with authors, find out about their books, ask them questions
*Offer to review books (you'll have to give the author your email or mailing address)

See more about how to use LibraryThing if you're an author or publisher, without running into the "no promoting" sections of the site.

Total members: 1,784 members

Recent members: Angel2nc, deanfwilson, LauraBLough, ckpathak, JohnWilliamCurley, Roger_Pepper, DMYates, DaphneH, alexandria.berreth, DianeKChamberlain, TimothyBond, EffectivePM, AmyJSmylie, David.Robbins, ronherron, AquaMareen, shelique, Marriner, kelliowen, PaulMorabito, mariaberg, sparkleandchico, dwcofer, PaulAdkin, Evee_Evante, JoAnneMeekins, SleuthReader, Chris_Conrad, kaonevar, hdm003

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Children's Illustrated Books 9Esta1923, Today 2:37pmignore
The Glamour of Steampunk 5deanfwilson, Yesterday 3:22pmignore
Author Introduction Thread 139LShelby, Yesterday 9:35amignore
Writing through past pain and heartache 3DianeKChamberlain, Thursday 2:03pmignore
Must-read books about writing? 13LShelby, Thursday 11:05amignore
Ebook vs Print Pros & Cons List 10reading_fox, Tuesday 11:49amignore
Author Promotions! Your Announcements Go Here! 38rchapman1, Tuesday 1:16amignore
Authors, what are you working on? 192deanfwilson, Monday 9:54pmignore
Reviews Sought 92deanfwilson, Monday 9:42pmignore
Co-authoring 8LauraBLough, Monday 9:24pmignore
How to Destroy a Group 37LShelby, Saturday 3:26pmignore
Why Do I Write? 21LShelby, December 12ignore
How many times have you started your story/book/concept over? 9LShelby, December 12ignore
Reader Introduction Thread 26LShelby, December 10ignore
List of Books by Hobnob Authors 109LShelby, December 10ignore
Giveaways! 84Roger_Pepper, December 10ignore
Anybody use StoryCartel? 1eLPy, December 10ignore
Unusual (Non-Human) Characters 19eLPy, December 10ignore
Ethical problem 6eLPy, December 10ignore
Ideas for boosting reviews? 10eLPy, December 10ignore
What books/authors inspired you to write? 7eLPy, December 10ignore
Prohibition-era mystery, The Yankee Club 1Michael-Murphy, December 1ignore
Addiction and recovery books 1BethSmyls, November 29ignore
List of Books by Hobnob Authors (2014 edition) 56LShelby, November 28ignore
Author Promotions! Your Announcements Go Here! 207StoyanV, November 25ignore
"When Sirens Call" Giveaway 1PaulAdkin, November 18ignore
Offering my reviewing services for romance and erotica writers! 1One_Curvy_Blogger, November 16ignore
The Israeli-Palestinian conflict, a thriller by Khaled Talib - The Examiner reviews 1SleuthReader, November 15ignore
What do you think is the best way to advertise or sell books? 32LShelby, October 31ignore
Interview with Betsy - DAW lead editor 1reading_fox, October 28ignore
Reviewers needed for historical romance 2Andrew.Jonathan.Fine, October 21ignore
Free On Amazon Today (10/15/14) 1morribro, October 15ignore
just checking 3GaryBabb, October 7ignore
Suggestions for improvement sought 1AlanHJordan, October 4ignore
New Imprint for Native American Authors and Stories 3elenchus, October 2ignore
Sceadu | Your shadow holds a secret 3PrashantPinge, September 23ignore
Review ecopies available for "Between Before & After" 1AmandaDick, September 21ignore
New approach for promotion -- even my dog is getting into the act 3MaryChase, September 20ignore
New Release: Blog Tour & Giveaway 1SLEaves, September 17ignore
Fantasy Novel:Medieval Knights fighting dragons is one thing, but medieval knights fighting the walking dead? 1W.A.Rusho, September 15ignore
My New Young Adult Book 1TCoffey0126, September 12ignore
My new book helps readers overcome their fears, doubts, and frustrations as they grow towards perfect trust in God. 2douglas_trueman, September 9ignore
A new story 1MKHunt, September 6ignore
A Library Thingy Book Giveaway - My Book is Pending 3llwroberts, September 4ignore
1,001 Tips for Writers 2joannasephine, September 2ignore
Unique World War 2 Biography - 'Escape, Evasion and Revenge: The True Story of a German-Jewish RAF Bomber Pilot' 1MHStevens, August 28ignore
Love to Share My New Book 1LRyanRiley, August 25ignore
Flee The Bonds By V.J Kavanagh 1VinceK, August 22ignore
New Author: Lost in Pain 1J.J.Dice, August 21ignore
The Yankee Club book release 1Michael-Murphy, August 13ignore
New to this group 2TimSharrock, August 10ignore
The Tale of Ellie and Triathlon is now on Amazon 1EllieEchidna, August 8ignore
Just saying hi! 4Rammix, August 7ignore
My debut novel Leaving Montana is now on Amazon! 1ThomasWhaley, August 4ignore
The Yankee Club excerpt 5Michael-Murphy, August 4ignore
My first novella will be released on August 15 1Tralam, August 2ignore
Working the Aisles: A Life in Consumption Book Giveaway 1Roappel, July 21ignore
March Group Read - Fella Down a Hole, by Amy Sisson 33amysisson, July 8ignore
The New Intelligent Design, Turning The Scientific World Upside Down...... 1intellen, July 7ignore
June Group Read - Jeanie and the Astrofish, by Neil McFarlane 7NeilRoyMcFarlane, July 5ignore
Free Stories by Hobnob Authors 12NeilRoyMcFarlane, July 5ignore
Looking for someone to Review "Manifest Destiny: The Path Towards Wisdom" 1Merejay, June 29ignore
Try and Catch the Wind 2amysisson, June 24ignore
April Group Read - Excerpt from The Everything, by Richard C. Cox 15NeilRoyMcFarlane, June 23ignore
WANTED: Amazing reviewers to review my life happiness/business success book 2reejade_richmond, June 16ignore
Introducing my new novel 'Serendipity' by James Duncan, available on Amazon Kindle 1Jduncan123, June 15ignore
Hello All! 2AleksGeorge, June 13ignore
Read and Review a Contemporary Women's Love Story 1yolanda_a_reid, June 13ignore
FREE COPY OF MY BOOK-JULY 12 THROUGH JULY 16 1Dan.Haronian, June 12ignore
Free Electronic Review Copies Available - Romances of George Sand 1faktorovich, June 9ignore
Seeking reviews for a fast-paced suspense fiction novel 1eriksamdahl, June 6ignore
Seeking reviews for my new book 3AleksGeorge, June 4ignore
Bedtime Stories Collection for Children 1NeilRoyMcFarlane, June 1ignore
Seeking reviews for new Asian American female detective novel 1bellbridgebooks, May 31ignore
Authors, we're looking for short fiction to discuss 33LShelby, May 30ignore
A different kind of science fiction 1Qbwriter, May 29ignore
Seeking Reviews for audio books 1authorjanebnight, May 28ignore
Seeking reviews for Woodland Litter Critters ABC 2amysisson, May 28ignore
Seeking reviews for Under an Evil Star 1AnnetteRanald, May 28ignore
A story about peace, love and freedom 1GalK, May 26ignore
I would like to add my book on Selling skills for reviews. 1donwestacott, May 24ignore
Rare Rare Rare 2joannasephine, May 23ignore
"WHATEVER HAPPENED TO THE ZODIAC KILLER?" :by Katherine B. FitzPatrick - Based On A True Encounter 2joannasephine, May 21ignore
Seeking reviews for 1st novel...Kirkus - "Beautiful" writing.. 1Noel.Anenberg, May 17ignore
Let's talk titles: FAT GIRL 7LShelby, May 17ignore
New short fiction 1VDR, May 16ignore
New short fiction 3David.Loeff, May 14ignore
New Book 1VDR, May 13ignore
Kindle freebie promo starts Tuesday, May 13, 2014 1David.Loeff, May 12ignore
New Author with the New Release 1Samantha_c85, May 3ignore
Hobbs Goblin in The Treasure Adventure 2joannasephine, May 2ignore
What makes a good launch? 4oldstick, May 2ignore
Troubled Skies, YA Light Fantasy/Fairies, seeking early reviews 6lcarter11, April 30ignore
Troubled Skies, light fantasy, advance reviewers wanted! 1lcarter11, April 24ignore
Necropolis Release Day 1guyportman, April 24ignore
Seeking Honest Review for Short Story Thriller 2JakeSoi, April 22ignore
Looking for reviews of my debut young adult/horror novel 'The Life He Knew' 3JakeSoi, April 20ignore
Looking for Reviewers to review my Paranormal Romance Novel titled "The Final Goodbye" By Holly Newh 1authorhollynewhouse, April 20ignore

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