Friday, August 17, 2007

Revish - sharing book experiences

Revish is a social networking site dedicated to all things book.

Here is how they describe themselves:

Revish is a place where people share their reading experiences. You can use Revish to keep and share a list of books you're reading, write reviews of books, find recommendations from other readers, and a whole lot more.

If this sounds like something you'd enjoy, why not sign-up? A standard account is free, and the only thing we charge for is access to Revish Connect, where you can get free books from leading publishers and authors, in exchange for reading and reviewing them.

As with other social networking applications, the more people who use it, the better it gets. If you like a review, you can see who else has read the book, check out the poster's other reviews, their favorites, what they are reading now, who their contacts are. The number of potential linkages available through this site is staggering.

The Revish team doesn't consider Revish a replacement for personal library cataloging sites such as LibraryThing. In fact, they point you Librarything. Though there is overlap, I'd say that they are complementary services.

I recommend exploring Revish. It can be a great discovery tool to identify that next book you must read. Also, if you have been looking for an opportunity to write something that will be read by others, Revish gives you that venue an audience. check it out.