The world of “social bookshelves” is an increasingly crowded place. From stalwarts like Goodreads and LibraryThing to newbies like Anobii and Bookish, there’s no lack of places to catalog your books online. Well, the space is getting a bit more crowded with Slice Bookshelf, which recently launched.
Here’s a bit from the press release announcing Slice Bookshelf’s public debut a few weeks ago.
Slice Bookshelf is the first and only social book network that automatically builds your virtual library. Bookshelf makes it fun and effortless to create and share collections, explore what your friends are reading, start discussions and even borrow and lend books.
Dive into Bookshelf and start sharing and exploring content as soon as you sign up. Create bookshelves customized by genre or theme and easily share them with your friends and followers. Follow friends, thought leaders and featured bloggers to discover titles you’d like to read. Scroll through your Book Feed to check out new activity, post comments and ask your burning questions about specific books and bookshelves.
“A great book stays with us long after we turn the last page, and the experience is made even better by sharing with friends,” said Scott Brady, CEO and co-founder of Slice. “We built Bookshelf with social connections at the core, so recommendations come from the people you know and trust.”
At the time of their launch, Slice contacted me and asked me to curate a shelf to be featured on their homepage. I opted to for a selection of books called “Building Your Beer Bookshelf,” showcasing a number of books on beer, brewing, and beer culture that I consider essential. Plus my book, of course.
Now that the shelf is featured on Slice’s homepage, they reached out to me again. This time, they’re offering a $50 gift card to one lucky blog reader. By creating a bookshelf on Slice and linking to it in the comments on this post, you’re entered to win a $50 gift card to WORD in Brooklyn, NY.
Entering this contest to win a $50 gift card to WORD is easy. Really. Two steps.
- Create a profile over at Slice Bookshelf. You can create one with your Facebook account.
- Link back to your profile in the comments section of this post.
- There is no step three!
You have until midnight on Sunday to create a profile and leave your comment here. On Monday, I’ll (randomly) pick a winner, and $50 in WORD bucks is theirs!