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As publishing moves forward into the social realm, with Facebook and Twitter users sharing viral data 24/7, those interested in attracting attention should acknowledge their options with regards to document sharing. Whether your aim is to publish white papers relevant to your business, or to sell a cookbook of family recipes, or even to share you non-profit's newsletters, your involvement in social media and social sharing can help boost visibility of your cause, and in turn increase business and/or donations. Let's take a look at some of the more popular document sharing sites and how their functionality can work for you. - In just a few years of existence, Smashwords has become a force in electronic publishing. Partnered with major retailers Barnes and Noble and, and with close to half a billion words published, this site offers writers an appealing opportunity to expose their work to readers. Account holders (registration is free) may offer works for free or for a fee, with Smashwords taking a small percentage of the cut - authors receive 85% of net sales, a bounty compared to what traditional publishers take. Membership in their Premium program is contingent on following their publication guidelines. - Launched in 2007, Scribd boasts over 10 million published documents from novice users, seasoned authors, and large corporations like O'Reilly Media and the Ford Motor Company. An account at Scribd gives you the option of uploading a document (PDF, MS Word Doc, and Power Point presentations) for free distribution or to sell. Once uploaded, Scribd's tools allow you to embed documents into websites (branded readers are also available) or share via social media. There is no charge to use the service, for gratis or paid uploads. - Wattpad bills itself as the most popular eBook community, focusing on fiction and poetry although it does make room for academic works. With your free account, you can upload text files and ePub format. There is no paid model available at this time, though Wattpad offers the opportunity through a partnership with print on demand purveyor Wattpad also offers a mobile version of their site, with an iPhone app. - Also founded in 2007, DocStoc allows users to distribute free and paid content, and in addition will let you integrate your Google AdSense information in your account. The more you upload to DocStoc, the better the opportunity for earning commission via your AdSense. DocStoc is geared mainly toward professional documents and non-fiction, novels and templates and PowerPoints are also found here. For companies, DocStoc provides a publisher partner program to increase your brand visibility, and permits embedding of works on other sites. - This digital publisher claims 6 million visitors a month with 500 million uniques. The principle is the same as with the previous sites, and Issuu lists the likes of Penguin Group, Google, and Random House among its content providers. There are two tiers for membership: a free account for the purpose of sharing gratis documents, and a Pro plan of $19/month which allows accounts to sell books and other files. An Android app is available, with an iPhone/iTouch one pending, and companies interested in branding and customization can take advantage of Issuu's developers' tools. A few things to remember if you decide to pursue social sharing via document sites as these: 1) It's important to make sure your works are edited and polished before publication, as the files you present stand for your company and/or busines; and 2) Only distribute works for which you hold the rights/copyrights. While sites like Scribd and Wattpad and others provide excellent opportunities for file sharing and buzz via social networks, it's not uncommon to see people use them for illegal book sharing, or piracy. Do you have writing to share pertinent to your business? Whether you have one page or one hundred, you can increase your visibility and brand through social document sites.

Kathryn Lively is a social media specialist assisting clients with social media writing and travel social media services.

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==== ==== For The First Time Ever In Ye Olde Planet..... Make Money With Document Sharing Sites On AUTOPILOT (Brand New, Launched In 2012) ==== ====

Document Sharing Boosts Social Presence