Vote for Books on UmeNow: A New Home for Authors and Fans

"Vote for Books on UmeNow" marks the beginning of a brand shift for the exclusive 'People-Only' network that is well known for banning all tracking and all ads. Books are beautifully displayed making it easy for avid readers, librarians, and book lovers to vote for books that merit favorable attention. When voting, UmeNow members can select "Want it" ... "Love it" ... "Gem."

Additionally, UmeNow members can write book reviews using the blog section. To avoid the pitfall of malicious reviews, UmeNow reserves the right to remove negative reviews and ban members who use UmeNow to post unfavorable reviews.

"We welcome honest reviews by ordinary people who love books. But if a book does not warrant a favorable review, we ask the reviewer to contact the author directly and provide feedback that will help the writer," stated Evelyn Castillo-Bach, CEO of

Independent and mainstream authors can also expect to be listed within the Explore Book section, with no preference given to authors who are published through major houses. Authors and publishers can directly request to have books featured within UmeNow, provided the book is available for purchase online.

Company policy forbids the any form of pornography or erotica. Books that fall into either category will not be considered.

"Self-published authors are proving that they too can produce great work. We acknowledge this by actively searching for independent authors that are unknown," stated Castillo-Bach.

Company Information

UmeNow is a private social network has banned all tracking and all ads. Its 2-tier membership structure is designed to provide the same level of privacy protection to all members. Any free members can create blogs. Premium level members who subscribe for $6.00/ month have access to all site areas. UmeNow entered into its silent launch in July 2011.

Evelyn Castillo-Bach is also the founder of Collegiate Nation. Both UmeNow and Collegiate Nation are known for fiercely protecting the privacy rights of its members. All third party apps and games are banned to safeguard members from back door tracking and unauthorized information extraction.

Castillo-Bach earned her M.S. in 1993 from Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism. She has traveled extensively in Ethiopia and in the Balkans, accompanying her Danish husband who is a lawyer.

As a debut author Castillo-Bach takes her readers into an intimate world where unspeakable loss meets universal success principles."Champions, Inc: Powerful Life Principles" was published on August 30, 2012, as an eBook, available on Amazon, ISBN:978-0-9882220-0-7.

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