A novel about finding a purpose and path in life, Walking the Camino Sagrado traces the arduous journey of two gay men in search of faith, trust and committed love. More...
Lust, passion, betrayal, and revenge. Cole and Jesse find themselves at the center of it all in Boystwown. Join them in Boystown. More...
Deception, struggle, blood -- and a prize worth dying for. Jim Fairley longed for adventure, but be careful what you wish for! If you loved Fortunes of War, Deceivers, Dangerous Moonlight, don't miss this one. More...
Welcome to GLBT Bookshelf
We're a large and growing Community of writers, artists, publishers, reviewers and readers ... with a difference. We're a GLBT Community, where the emphasis is on gay books. If you enjoy a great gay read, this is the place for you ... with around 3,500 members as we rapidly approach the end of our fifth busy year online, we're going places -- and you're invited along!
Many other writers' and publishers' Communities are thriving on the web, but you could easily feel like the odd one out, among the children's fiction, mainstream romance and self-improvement volumes. So many online writers' communities have a specific category for Gay and Lesbian works, into which we're firmly separated out. Historical, SF, military, crime, Western -- no matter the real genre of the books, if they feature gay characters or interests -- they're gay. Not here. This is GLBT Bookshelf.
The goal of this Community is to support our publishing industry, encourage writers, reach and intrigue readers, foster sales, build careers -- not just in writing and publishing, but specifically in GLBT writing and publishing.Wondering how to use this wiki ...how to get your material online and be noticed? Scroll down, and we'll give you a quick look at how to go hands-on.
Feature interviews: Red Haircrow talks to Mel Keegan about the art and business of writing, gay books, indie publishing, and a whole lot more. And, Lichen Craig of Our Story talks to Mel about the future of gay publishing.
How to use this wiki...!
Readers: are you looking for a partiular writer? Start with Authors A-Z. If they're with us, you'll find them there. Are you looking for a specific book, and you know the title? Start with Titles A-Z, and if the author, publisher or the book's fans have posted about it, you'll find it alphabetically. Are you looking for recommendations -- what to read, or what to read next? Start with Book Reviews... Are you in the mood for a story of a particular genre? Start with Book Categories.
Writers: are you new, and looking to hook up with a likely pulisher? Start with Publishers. Are you simply wondering who's reading right now, and what they want? Start with Publishers Now Reading. Are you taking command of your backlist, and you want to repackage your titles? Start with Professional Services: Artists. Are you new to the trade and want to hook up with an editor to lick your work into shape before you tackle the publishers? Start with Professional Services: Editors. Is your book already published, and your editor has dropped big hints that you should promote it? Start with Advertising.
Publishers: are you looking for new writers, new stories? Get the word out by posting on Publishers Now Reading. Do you need the services of cover artists? Start with Professional Services: Artists. Are you simply looking for affordable advertising? Start with Advertising.
Freelancers: are you an editor, proofreader, cover artist, publicist, bookseller, looking to connect with clients? As a member, you're very welcome to hang out your shingle on our Professional Services page, and if you'd like to stand out from the crowd, check out how to Advertise with us. You can be highly visible for about a dollar per week!
Members: are you wanting to make your own pages, get yourself into the lists, be out there, be seen, be known? Simply start with Wikiing For The Rest of Us. It's a serial-style tutorial with rafts of illustrations and plenty of humor. You'll be up and running before you know it.
Looking for effective and affordable advertising? On average, the wiki as a whole gets more than 10,000 pageloads per day -- that's a considerable traffic stream, and with advertising starting at $1 per week, it has to be the best deal in town.
Don't forget to join us on facebook, where the Bookshelf has close to 1,000 friends now. And if you'd like to keep up with special messages ... offers, competitions, sales ... be sure to join the GLBT Bookshelf Group!
SHADOW AND FLAME:A full-length fantasy, a "free read"from Mel Keegan...read online, at The Bookshelf.
You can turn your Amazon shopping dollars into rainbow dollars and support the Bookshelf without donating a penny or a minute! How? Click to find out how Amazon.com will actually grow and nurture this GLBT online community for us ... now, this is cool! Hint: you won't be buying one teeny thing from us. Nada. You'll be buying what you intended to buy from Amazon all along, and here's how they'll send us a nice fee from your spend!
GLTB Bookshelf is a wiki ... as a registered member, you can make and edit your own pages, embed anything from sample chapters and covers to video, and network to anything. Join us!
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