Given the vastness of internet space, I did a quick search, limited my time-bound visiting to some likely sights, and found what appears to be a haven for ebook authors. At a glance, having read the rules of engagement and perused the pages, I'd recommend any first time author visit http://bookblogs.ning.com/ (& read the rules - they're really good!).
Is the internet author-friendly?
(From one of my discussion posts on bookblogs.ning)
How far and real is my control over my ebook online? A google search of my ebook made me wonder. For a few months I discovered it had been added to a zip file of free ebooks and made available via a file sharing site of dubious description. Far from outraged I was grateful that my ebook was not completely invisible. In fact, I started to discover that links to my ebook were popping up in interesting places, apart from where I had made it available... like on French, Italian and Japanese ebook sites... and then I found a site that monitors app activity, it's called AppAnnie. According to AppAnnie my free ebook is, under one ebook category, quite popular in Nicaragua! What?! I'm not doing anything (yet) to actively market my free ebook, and yet it is getting around (like many, many others I suspect - you might want to check where your ebook is online, because some places your book might miraculously be linked to will offer authors interaction with site members). I welcome the idea that somehow my ebook can wander online. I think losing some control over my online ebook's distribution is a natural and positive part of being online. How do other authors feel about this? What are the risks? Are you aware it's happening? Do you ignore it? Have you embraced it? Are you exploiting it?