ZOMG! I just found where the readers hang out!

9 years ago | nomesque (Member)

MobileRead Forums - http://www.mobileread.com/forums/index.php

*boggle*

A forum full of ebook readers!

(apologies if people have posted this link before, and I've just ignored it)

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  1. Reyben (Member)

    Posted 9 years ago

    Aha! That's where they were hiding.

    Writers Descend!

  2. Paulgswanson (Member)

    Posted 9 years ago

    Have at them!!!!!

  3. Team2012 (Account Closed)

    Posted 9 years ago

    Well, but... those are eBook readers, not blog readers necessarily.

    A GREAT resource site for anybody wanting to get into ebooks.

    But is it really a white underbelly of online fiction readers waiting for us to have our way with?

    An episode a week until the end of the world.
    http://mayancalendargirls.com
  4. nomesque (Member)

    Posted 9 years ago

    Considering that some ebook readers also have RSS feed aggregators... depends on your feed, I guess. Would probably NOT suit the partial feed suppliers :-)

    Besides, 'web fiction' includes blogs AND ebooks - what's the issue?

  5. Janoda (Member)

    Posted 9 years ago

    The whole thing about online fiction readers is that you have to 'convert' them to read fiction online. I think that eBook readers would be easier to convert then regular readers, since they already made the digital shift.
    Many of the people here are also offering some eBook formats of their work, so it's definitely an option I believe.

  6. Frances Gonzalez (Member)

    Posted 9 years ago

    thanks for the heads up about the site! i've bookmarked it, partially out of optimism that i too may have a completed ebook to hawk and partially to stalk potential readers. :)

  7. Kess (Member)

    Posted 9 years ago

    Thanks for the link, Nomesque! (As you've spotted) I've introduced myself over there. Let's see what happens! Already have a handful of click-throughs from the link you posted, so it looks good so far!

  8. acetachyon (Member)

    Posted 9 years ago

    Yep. Posted over yonder, too.

    Looks like a nice place.

    KAT AND MOUSE, GUNS FOR HIRE When the going gets tough, the tough shoot back
  9. Team2012 (Account Closed)

    Posted 9 years ago

    Issue? No issue,just saying. It's an incredible resource.

    But one thing, technically eBooks are not "web fiction" Even the fiction ones. You read an ebook offline.

    But you're right, it hardly matters, it's a great site to be aware of.

    An episode a week until the end of the world.
    http://mayancalendargirls.com
  10. Neffis (Member)

    Posted 9 years ago

    There's a group for online serial fiction at Goodreads too:
    http://www.goodreads.com/group/show/22783.Web_Serial_Fiction
    It's new, but has room to grow.

    ;-)
    Neffis

  11. acetachyon (Member)

    Posted 9 years ago

    Hi Neffis,

    Thanks for the link. Looks like a fun spot.

    KAT AND MOUSE, GUNS FOR HIRE When the going gets tough, the tough shoot back
  12. tenaciousN (Member)

    Posted 9 years ago

    Fantastic! Thanks for the links. :)

    http://www.strangelittleband.com

    "There will be an occasional happy, so that it might be
     crushed under the boot of the writer." - Tim Minear
  13. Braveluck (Member)

    Posted 9 years ago

    I've been participating/marketing at mobileread.com since 2008, and I know that many sales have come to me through there. I added the first novel of my series to that sites free ebook collection, so that's probably a driver of sales, but I get traffic from my signature link too.

    And since the site is called mobileread, I think that web fiction would qualify. I assume some web fiction readers are using handheld devices, so it is reasonable that the mobileread audience will definitely have some people interested in web fiction.

    Rising to his knees, Shan cried, "I did not know the power would cause me such wretched temptation!"
    From Union of Renegades
  14. Rhapsody In Prose (Inactive)

    Posted 9 years ago

    Eh, this isn't really webfiction. It's for people wanting FINISHED stories, i.e. novels, short stories, and the like that are ebooks. Just browse through the forums and you'll it plain as day. This is just another wrong turn down Optimism Lane.

    See, we're all still GUESSING that they'd like webfiction, and we're HOPING that there's some people that like both who hang out there, but there's no hard data that supports it. It's not even probable. It's another maybe.

    May my words be balm to the hurting, and acid to the tormentors.
    Boring serial fic

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