Hobnob with Authors

This is a group for readers and authors to connect.

The Hobnob with Authors group was created as a safe zone where authors could talk about their own works freely without being accused of transgressing LibraryThing's no promotions rule.

Besides letting authors talk about their works, we also allow promotional posts, but ONLY if they are posted to the appropriate subject threads. For a list of the current promotional threads, please see the READ BEFORE POSTING post.

TopicTopicMessagesLast Message 
Pinned — Author Introductions 202372 unread / 72JLCrellin, Thursday 2:52pm
Pinned — READ BEFORE POSTING3 unread / 3Mark_Harbinger, October 2021
My New Tolkien Book! The Road Goes Ever On and On1 unread / 1Jeb.Smith, May 14
Why Do You Write Books?26 unread / 26TerryFrost2390, May 13
What tropes are you really tired of seeing?22 unread / 22DugsBooks, May 7
Alternate History Points of Departure14 unread / 14SteveRhinelander, May 6
What would a Post-Scarcity economy look like?17 unread / 17paradoxosalpha, May 4
My First Book, Free on Amazon1 unread / 1KeatonRamey, May 3
Science Fiction and Fantasy Book Promotion II8 unread / 8MHThaung, May 3
Anyone Here have a Blog?13 unread / 13mysterymax, April 30
What goes into your iceburg?2 unread / 2thorold, April 22
Discover "Azhar ul Haque Sario's" Books on Amazon and Other Platforms!1 unread / 1azharsario, April 21
Authors, what are you working on? (Part II)35 unread / 35Alexandria_annex, April 18
Malicious one star reviews12 unread / 12paradoxosalpha, April 17
Are Adverbs Evil?16 unread / 16LShelby, April 17
Editing21 unread / 21LShelby, April 17
Inventing Language48 unread / 48LShelby, April 17
Indie authors, what aspect of self-publishing were you totally unprepared for? The more niche the better.5 unread / 5LeonStevens, April 10
Opinions on Bookroar?3 unread / 3ThomasNorford, April 10
Mystery/Thriller/Suspense Book Promotion109 unread / 109JLCrellin, March 31
Views on using Kindle Direct Publishing Select.6 unread / 6MHThaung, March 29
How much free will do you allow your characters?71 unread / 71paradoxosalpha, March 25
Comparing Books to Books26 unread / 26LShelby, March 25
Author Promotions! Your Announcements Go Here!141 unread / 141michaelallenonline, March 20
Do you read reviews?25 unread / 25LShelby, March 20
Science Fiction and Fantasy Book Promotion161 unread / 161LShelby, March 20
Marketing for self-publishers40 unread / 40LShelby, March 11
Word's new Editor7 unread / 7LShelby, March 11
Favorite Antagonists3 unread / 3LShelby, March 11
What's the best way to get into Character?15 unread / 15LShelby, March 7
Books that Touch Your Soul3 unread / 3LShelby, March 7
Young Adult and Children's Book Promotion73 unread / 73gilroy, March 4
Easter eggs.5 unread / 5TBird58, March 2
Do we need more optimistic science fiction?23 unread / 23TBird58, March 2
Art & Music & Writing51 unread / 51LShelby, March 2
New LT Author badge7 unread / 7MythButton, February 25
Reviewing your own book on LT21 unread / 21MythButton, February 24
A "Novel" musical Challenge17 unread / 17MythButton, February 24
Non-fiction Book Promotion96 unread / 96ajcameron_author, February 24
Your Ideal Writing/Reading Spot17 unread / 17LShelby, February 24
Should Authors be Characters?21 unread / 21Cecrow, February 20
Discussion Topics for Non-Fiction Authors?3 unread / 3LShelby, February 19
Fiction Book Promotion106 unread / 106MHThaung, February 18
I will review your books34 unread / 34MythButton, February 15
Free Stories by Hobnob Authors43 unread / 43ShiraDest, February 13
So, I need a new world...11 unread / 11LShelby, February 11
ISBN to get an ARC? or wait?6 unread / 6LShelby, February 6
Author Introductions 202234 unread / 34LShelby, February 6
Mastering in C1 unread / 1ShivankShekhar, January 22
TOO YOUNG TO VOTE BUT OLD ENOUGH TO KILL1 unread / 1ryschka, January 21
Red Winter Journey1 unread / 1paulRB, January 20
Author Promotions! Your Announcements Go Here!223 unread / 223GraceAllison, December 2022
Giveaways!99 unread / 99Common_by_Maru, November 2022
The meaning of it1 unread / 1markBla, October 2022
Science, divulgation, Chemistry, short stories,1 unread / 1yaviancha, October 2022
Hobnob Author Index 202211 unread / 11MJWebb, September 2022
Romance Book Promotion75 unread / 75CathEChapman, August 2022
Finding Other Books Like Yours for Giveaways3 unread / 3paradoxosalpha, August 2022
Hello from a debut author, Journey To The Heartland1 unread / 1xiaolonghca, August 2022
Fairness: The Blaming and Defending of White America8 unread / 8paradoxosalpha, August 2022
Immersive and/or Memorable1 unread / 1reading_fox, August 2022
Author Interviews3 unread / 3Val_Nieman, July 2022
New on Library Thing Author5 unread / 5Sam_8.Mar-49, July 2022
Reviewers Seeking Books11 unread / 11Sam_8.Mar-49, July 2022
My First Book1 unread / 1Sam_8.Mar-49, July 2022
World War II1 unread / 1Historybuff8, May 2022
Free Fantasy Book1 unread / 1Peeples, April 2022
Hobnob with Authors appears to be Dead.9 unread / 9LShelby, March 2022
Hi Everyone1 unread / 1mato123, March 2022
Can "Contemporary Fantasy" also be "Epic Fantasy"?15 unread / 15NickDuberley, March 2022
Do we need a thread for Reviewers Seeking Books?15 unread / 15lilithcat, March 2022
Author Introductions 2021143 unread / 143Dreamer2022, March 2022
Mental Health Tropes in Writing18 unread / 18Ardys_Richards, January 2022
FREE eBook: Available in any format of your choice.1 unread / 1Miller_library, December 2021
Looking For Debut Novels, Urban Fantasy, Pub. in '211 unread / 1Mark_Harbinger, December 2021
Should we be using fewer monarchies in our writing?9 unread / 9LShelby, December 2021
Playing with character names7 unread / 7LShelby, December 2021
Novellas, pricing and value11 unread / 11LShelby, December 2021
I have been given new powers.11 unread / 11LShelby, December 2021
What research have you been doing?26 unread / 26LShelby, December 2021
What is an Author Website good for?63 unread / 63LShelby, November 2021
Cross-promotions29 unread / 29LShelby, November 2021
New Puget Sound, WA area Author4 unread / 4Mark_Harbinger, November 2021
Your Opinions matter2 unread / 2HelenGress, November 2021
What is in a Title?7 unread / 7LShelby, November 2021
Why do we like the books we like?14 unread / 14LShelby, November 2021
Reviewers Wanted for Romance and Thrillers1 unread / 1dmbarr, September 2021
Graphic Novels5 unread / 5LShelby, June 2021
Showing versus Telling14 unread / 14LShelby, June 2021
Characters with Cosmic Powers25 unread / 25LShelby, May 2021
Serialization Pros and Cons10 unread / 10LShelby, May 2021
When is a love story NOT a romance?35 unread / 35LShelby, May 2021
how close can you get to a copyrighted character/idea? (not fanfiction)12 unread / 12LShelby, May 2021
Why do we get so many fantasy authors?4 unread / 4LShelby, May 2021
Authors, what are you working on?153 unread / 153LeonStevens, April 2021
Does the Reader need to know the Character's motivations?9 unread / 9LShelby, April 2021
Authors interviewing Readers11 unread / 11LeonStevens, April 2021
Can anyone help me?6 unread / 6LShelby, April 2021
Speaking About Structure25 unread / 25LShelby, April 2021
Over by the Buffet27 unread / 27LShelby, April 2021
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