Goodreads is an Amazon company and “social cataloging” website that allows individuals to freely search Goodreads’ extensive user-populated database of books, annotations, and reviews. Users can sign up and register books to generate library catalogs and reading lists. They can also create their own groups of book suggestions and discussions. If you’re a reader, Goodreads will give you surprisingly insightful recommendations based on what you already like. On July 23, 2013, it was announced on their website that the user base had 20 million members.
‘The Goodreads Author Program’ is a completely free feature designed to help authors reach their target audience — passionate readers. This is the perfect place for new and established authors to promote their books.
Kirkus – https://www.kirkusreviews.com
Founded in 1933, Kirkus has been an authoritative voice in book discovery for 80 years. Kirkus Reviews magazine gives industry professionals a sneak peek at the most notable books being published weeks before they’re released. Kirkus serves the book reviews to consumers in a weekly email newsletter and on Kirkus.com, giving readers unbiased, critical recommendations they can trust.
Kirkus also has a full suite of author services, including Kirkus Indie, a book review service for self-publishers, Kirkus Editorial, book editing services for unpublished and self-published authors, and Kirkus Marketing, services that help authors get discovered by consumers as well as industry influencers, such as publishers, agents and film executives.
Writer’s Digest- http://www.writersdigest.com/
Their logo says: “Write Better, Get Published” – enough said. This page is full of tips/ideas/pointers to help you on your writing and publishing journey.
Critique Circle – http://www.critiquecircle.com/
Started in 2003, CritiqueCircle.com has 3,067 active members. It has processed 109,928 stories and 526,276 critiques. Indie author Tammara Webber suggests taking a look at them in a search for writing and critiquing communities.