Saturday, February 5, 2011
Offer on the table: a free lifetime membership to LibraryThing
Membership to LT is free for up to 200 books; to catalog more, you can get an annual membership to LT for $10, or lifetime membership for $25. If you don't know about LibraryThing, it is likely the best book-based website on the internet, with over a million participants and millions of books catalogued. You can catalog your own books, look at other people's libraries (including those of many famous authors, present and past), participate in LT Early Reviewer program (free advance copies of books in exchange for a review); LT member book giveaways. There are a number of interesting discussions going on at any time, and the people who are in charge are the best. I can't sing their praises loud enough.
If you are seriously interested in the free lifetime membership I'm offering, all you have to do is to be the first one to comment below and send me an email ... oakesn at gmail dot com. I know many people who write about books are already LT members, so if any of you are looking for a lifetime membership and didn't want to cough up the $25, this is ideal. It's also great for potential LT members, and it does not matter where you live. There are multiple forums for non-English speakers, books are catalogued in a multitude of languages, so place is not an issue. And once you're in, the only money you'll pay out is optional: buying something from the LT store, SantaThing, etc. When the LT people say free, they mean free.
Hopefully someone will take this membership so it doesn't go to waste. The LT powers that be are being quite generous here so I would hate for the opportunity to just go by.