Which profiles do you like best?
It may seem like Facebook is gradually taking over Book Drum, but don't worry – we won't let the invasion go too far. You already know about our Facebook Page, which has now colonised the bottom left corner of our homepage. This means of course that anything you post on the Facebook Page will appear, at least for a short while, on our homepage. Try it out, but please keep your posts related to Book Drum or the books we've profiled. And for more Facebook news...
Now you can tell us which profiles are best
We've just introduced Facebook "Like" buttons on every profile. This offers you a very easy way to show your appreciation of a particular profile. You don't need to be signed in to Book Drum to click the button. Here's an example: http://www.bookdrum.com/books/the-devils-acre/9780007273973/index.html
Once you've clicked the "Like" button, you will be invited to "Share it on Facebook with a comment" (you may need to float your mouse over your name to bring up this invitation). Please do!
If you have a profile published, why not encourage your Facebook friends to visit it and tell the world if they like it? We will soon be publishing a ranking of the best loved profiles, so do make sure plenty of people know about yours!
One more Facebook challenge!
UK residents will know all about Richard & Judy, the daytime TV couple who for some reason have held sway over British publishing for several years (US residents, think Oprah's Book Club). We noticed that their new Book Club has 974 Facebook Likes (this terminology is hard work, isn't it?), and we reckon that's a reasonable target to reach and then surpass. It'll take a little effort from all of us, but if Book Drum found itself more popular on Facebook than the fabled R&J, wouldn't that be a good story?
You know what to do: http://en-gb.facebook.com/pages/Book-Drum/114216958622964. Please encourage as many friends as possible to click that Like button, and help us reach the 1,000 mark first.
New Profiles published:
A Week in December by Sebastian Faulks. Profile by Jens Backes.
The Book Thief by Markus Zusak. Profile by Sioned Bannister.
The Devil's Acre by Matthew Plampin. Profile by Johanna Trew.
Brideshead Revisited by Evelyn Waugh. Profile by Siân Cleaver.
The Boys Who Saved the World by Sam Mills. Profile by Chris Brocklebank.