AUTHORSdB is a data base for books and authors with a similar look to IMDb for films, TV and stars. They just added retailers links: those shiny “BUY NOW” icons directing readers to e-stores all over the world.
Amazon US and UK are the only current Amazons, and most of the major sellers are represented with perhaps Google Play being the big omission. It would be wise if they had a global Amazon link, something all authors should be using as book links for more international sales. Presently at AUTHORSdB you can only create a global Amazon link with their “Or Buy Here” icon, which is probably designed for the author’s website/blog.
A new year is upon us at Authorsdb.com, with over 4000+ members. The website is designed specifically to help authors and to get them listed in the popular search engines, such as Google. Thus, giving the author and their masterpieces the best exposure possible on the internet today.
Here’s what’s new:
AUTHOR BOOKSHELF Add you book listing to your author profile (see example). Simply click on ‘Submit a Book’ and enter your book details. Do not have time to add your books with direct links to your online booksellers such as Amazon? Check out our VIRTUAL ASSISTANT SERVICES. Look out for our TOP10 weekly books.
BOOK COVER CONTEST The winners of the 2013 Book Cover Contest have been announced. Details are posted here http://authorsdb.com/author-publicity/book-cover-contest , including the Judge’s Corner. With close to 30,000 votes this year and a very busy Facebook campaign, the amount of exposure to authors has been phenomenal. The 2014 Book Cover Contest is now open.
COMMUNITY HUB The new Community Hub is a great place to share what is happening this year as an author. Add your book blog tours, your twitter feeds or your Facebook or Blog Page updates.
Your custom page URL can be linked into any of your promotions, giving your fans a simple one-stop-shop feel or see who is trending, add your Breaking News or recommend a book.
Not sure how many readers peruse the site or if our books will come up high for SEO factors there, but it feels like a worthwhile thing to do. What are your thoughts?