MyBooks gives authors the ability to easily add books to their site, complete with buy links, optional sidebar widget, and shortcode for buy buttons.
I tried a few different book plugins and was disappointed with the result. Then I tried this one, and got exactly what I was looking for.
The plugin is easy to set up and use, and adding books is a snap. The widget works well, and I ended up with exactly the kind of look I wanted.
The only minor issue is with images being cropped awkwardly on the /books page. Everything else works perfectly.
The good news is that, of all the book promotion widgets I've seen, MyBooks is by far the best. Combined with their Reviews widget, they are a step away from greatness. But there are a still a few things missing.
1) Booksellers - It's great that they offer support for Amazon, Barnes and Noble, iBooks, Audible, and a few other independent sellers. But there are still some crucial ones that are missing, such as Smashwords. As a Smashwords author myself, the lack of a Smashwords link support is a big detriment.
2) Short-code - Having a short-code to implement in the page is great, but the problem is this will bring up every book. I have a few different book series as well as books that aren't in any series. Ideally, I would love to categorize my books based on series, so I would have a link for The Myth Hunter Books, Infernum Books, and Other Books, and then on each page, I would display only the books for that category.
If Out:think could implement these two simple yet extremely valuable features, we're looking at an extremely powerful self-promotion tool.
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