If your New Year’s resolutions include gaining more exposure and meeting interesting people, then social networking is a no-brainer

Every day, more and more people and businesses are realizing that social networking sites like weRead and Facebook are a necessity for increasing sales and traffic. While most people are aware that social networking sites allow you to keep in touch with your friends and family, they are also an invaluable tool for communicating with your current and potential customers.

Lulu’s Top Pick:

weRead: enables you to connect with well over two million readers across a variety of social networks. Create your own author page and interact with your fans! weRead has the complete catalog of all books in print so readers will be able to rate your mystery and adventure book against “The Da Vinci Code,” and your period romantic comedy can be easily compared with “Pride and Prejudice.” weRead’s discovery and recommendation engine allows users to find the types of books they will be interested in quickly and easily.  Who doesn’t want more people finding, reading, and sharing your book? Read more about it on the Lulu blog.

Consider these other communities in 2009:
Twitter: a must for quick and simple communication with your friends, fans, and family. It’s micro-blogging at it’s best. Check out the Lulu Blog for some marketing ideas.

Facebook: upload an unlimited number of photos, share links and videos, and learn more about the people you meet. Find Facebook tips on the Lulu blog.

LiveJournal: a private journal, a blog, a discussion forum or a social network; this free blog site is loved dearly by writers and creative types. Ideas on using a blog to promote your work can be found on the Lulu blog.