Introduction to Author Buzz UK 3 Comments

Author Buzz UK is a new website for authors, writers, and readers.

The vision for Author Buzz

The vision for the Author Buzz project is to support UK based authors in reaching audiences; to help readers connect with their favourite British writers, and to encourage writers that want to be published.

The aim is to create a place where authors can, for free if possible, create a profile which will include:

  • The ability to follow authors
  • The discovery of great new reads
  • Links to all the books that each author has released (or will be releasing soon)
  • Links to the author’s blog, promotional site, and other publicity including social media profiles
  • The option for authors to talk (privately) with each other
  • The chance to network with other local writers
  • Blogs for authors and writers

There is no intention to distinguish between traditionally published books and the more modern alternatives (like self-publishing). As far as we are concerned a book is a book and should stand on its own merit.

Where are we at?

betaWe are at a stage in development that might be described as a live early beta. What that means is that while the site is up, we might still have some work to do.

So come on in and play with the new toys but tell us if anything breaks or does not quite behave itself.

Right now we are looking at making sure all the features we have rolled out so far play nicely with each other. Checking that everything is really as secure as we think it is and fiddling with the bubble wrap.

What’s next?

Next, we refine what we have done so far. While planning can get you far, eventually you have to simply try things out and see what really works.

Right now, you (and anyone you happen to tell about us) can and will shape the future of this project just by taking part. If you have not done so yet, sign up for a free account and join us as we attempt to make the world of books just a little bit more awesome. This is a team effort and we want you to be part of our team.

Technical Stuff at Author Buzz

There is a lot of technical stuff going on behind the curtain at Author Buzz. Most of it will stay behind the curtain and out of site so you can enjoy the benefits of what we are doing. If the technical side of things interests you then you may wish to follow our development blog.

About Matthew Brown

Matthew is a writer and geek from Kent (UK). He is the founder and current chair of Thanet Creative as well as head geek for Author Buzz. His ambitions include appearing in some future incarnation of TableTop with Wil Wheaton and seeing a film or TV series based on something he wrote. Matt is also responsible for fixing stuff here when it breaks.

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