With all the good books out there, and such a small percentage of them getting most of the marketing dollars, I thought I’d share this new resource with you:
American Christian Fiction Writers (they accept international members too!) has launched a free online resource, appropriately named FictionFinder.com, which allows users to sort by author, title, genre, topic, publication date, and target audience. They’re working with publishers to get all Christian fiction titles listed, not just those by ACFW members, and readers are encouraged to post short reviews.
Here’s an excerpt from their press release:
The site also allows readers to learn about the nature of the content of each book. Each title is rated for action, conflict, humor, mystery, romance, spirituality and suspense, in addition to more sensitive issues like language, sensuality and violence. Users can also post reviews to the site and learn more about soon-to-be-released titles.
FictionFinder.com is the ACFW’s latest effort to make finding the best in Christian fiction as easy as possible for fans around the world.
Quick facts about fictionfinder.com:
* Book information pages include facts about the publisher, main themes, setting and the author’s other titles.
* A special “similar books” section offers other titles the user may be interested in reading.
* Users can create an account with their preferences, making it easier to find new favorites.
I really enjoyed my stop at Fictionfinder.com, and I definitely need to go back and look around more (and leave a few more reviews). I think the “similar books” option will be helpful.
How about you? How do you find new books, fiction or non, to try? Word of mouth? Bookstore flyers? Prowling used book stores?