Finding new authors

I’ve been meaning to tell you about a site I love.  It is called literature-map.com and is a fantastic means by which you can find authors similar to the ones you like already.

I guess in a way it’s like Goodreads and Shelfari but I think it must be run by robots because I can’t understand how it works.  It doesn’t seem to work for indie writers which is a shame and which also suggests that it is linked into traditionally published works and not e-books.  Maybe this will change.

Nevertheless, it’s a great resource and fun to play with.

The idea is simple.  You type in the name of an author you like, press a button and, hey-presto, a constallation of stars explodes onto your screen before settling down into a galaxy of similar authors.  Those closest to your named writer are most like him or her, those furthest similar but less so.

I love it.  Try it.  If anyone knows how it works please let me know.

Martin Lake

PS It also works for films.

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About Martin Lake

Martin Lake lives in the French Riviera with his wife. After studying at the University of East Anglia he worked as a teacher, trainer and company director. A serious accident shattered his arm and meant that he had to rein back his work. He decided to concentrate on writing and is now writing full-time. He writes a wide range of fiction. His main interests are historical fiction, short stories and fiction for young adults. Martin has a series of novels 'The Lost King' which are set in the years following the Norman Invasion of England. They concern Edgar Atheling, last representative of the ancient English royal dynasty and his fight to regain the throne from William the Conqueror. Martin has also published 'Artful' the further adventures of the Dodger and 'Outcasts' a novel about fall of the Crusader Kingdom of Jerusalem. His latest novel, 'A Love Most Dangerous' is about a maid of honour who becomes the lover of Henry VIII. Martin’s work has been broadcast on radio. He won first prize in the Kenneth Grahame Society competition to write a story based on 'The Wind in the Willows.' You can get the collection, 'The Wind in the Willows Short Stories' from Amazon.
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2 Responses to Finding new authors

  1. Zen says:

    This is a great site! Thank you for sharing. I like reading books by new authors, and this definitely helps with my selection process. =]

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