Link of the Week – RomanceWiki

magnifying glass RF GettyIn the style of Wikipedia, the online encyclopedia, there is an online encyclopedia for romance fiction—RomanceWiki. I thought it was interesting and maybe you will, too. Authors can create an account, build an author page, and update their information as needed. Individual book pages can be created, too. It could be another cog in the marketing machine.

http://www.romancewiki.com/Main_Page

Check out my page.

http://www.romancewiki.com/Jennifer_Bray-Weber

7 Responses to Link of the Week – RomanceWiki

  1. Very cool. This deserves a reblog.

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  2. jbrayweber says:

    Thanks, Ella. And thanks for the reblog. 😀

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  3. Reblogged this on Ella Quinn ~ Author and commented:
    Great info for romance authors.

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  4. Liza OConnor says:

    I’m bookmarking this. It would be better with pictures.

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  5. jbrayweber says:

    Agreed, Liza. I would like to see book covers.

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  6. Hi — I wanted to thank you for this (came through very late via Google Alerts!). The wiki is a long-time project, and I’m really proud of all the work done by everyone who has contributed. We have an amazing amount of content!

    I see that a few commenters are wondering about images. I love seeing book covers as part of the page (and author images as well), and, as you can see in the link below, some users really work to build out book pages using images. I firmly believe the more information about a book, the better!

    http://www.romancewiki.com/And_No_Regrets

    (One note: while I agree it’s a cog in the marketing machine, I think the best pages are those that are created with a view toward professional accomplishments and linking/categorizing data in a way that creates lots of metadata that makes each page part of the wiki as a whole. Creating a page with just a bunch of links outside the wiki actually *decreases* discoverability within the wiki. As you can see from the link below, users have created a large number of categories/descriptions that help steer readers toward particular types of books, authors, and topics.

    http://www.romancewiki.com/Special:Categories )

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  7. jbrayweber says:

    Thanks so much for chiming in, Kassia. It’s always great to hear from those who bring writers together in ways that increase discoverability. And thank you for the links, as well. These will certainly help guide us as we contribute to the site.

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