A WordPress Bookstore Plugin to help authors create great looking book pages that rank well on Google.
I am an author and I wanted to place a bookstore in my site, so when I saw the MyBookTable plugin I sang Hallelujah! It was so easy to do and displayed the books so well, that I got addicted...yes, I confess I got greedy... very greedy. Now I wanted to place ALL my products and services in the plugin. And I have lots of them, and in all different types: audios, courses, consultations, programs. This was, as Thomas Umstattd (customer service) told me, an "extreme" use. He replied to my request in a matter of hours and gave me a walk-through on how I could do this. I LOOVE creative people! I tried what he said and now I have not just books, the entire store in MyBooktable settings. It looks great, is easy and fast to do and to update and gives consistency to my store display. If you are thinking of getting this plugin I highly recommend it. I have my books, audios, consultations and programs all displayed beautifully and effectively using this plugin, and the customer service is stellar.
I wish that the side bar widget was centered and gave me more options for title and description, but otherwise, it is a great plugin, particularly if you run a site where you promote your contributors. They use affiliate links, but it's a small price to pay for a great plugin.
I've been looking for a book-store solution for a long time and tried out several different ones, but this is all you need.
The code is very clean and understandable, very easy to translate. The css file is also very clear written, thus easy to adapt to your own theme.
The support on this plug-in is even better. Haven't seen a plug-in developer respond that fast and accurate.
After reporting a bug, it was solved in just a couple of days. Great work.
All comments are also taken very seriously.
If you want to see it working (in Dutch language) have a look here:
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At this moment I've added over a hundred books, just love it !
I ran an online store for a long time, and it was cumbersome, because it was just a list of my products on one page. Then I found out about Mybooktable, when it was just going on kickstarter, and became a supporter. When the plugin first came out I ran my site on Thesis, it the two were not compatible. Now I have been on Genesis platform, and this plugin (I have the developer version) is a dream! Works great. Makes my store customer friends. Makes it easy to add and organize electronic products (I sell my own), and the customer service is great.
I highly recommend this plugin not only for those who sell affiliate products, but anyone with any digital product.
This plugin is something I've been waiting for as a writer. It makes adding new books so much easier and quicker!
The only problem I had turned out to be my own blindness (didn't see the "sort books" link up top to get my series in proper order on pages), and the creator responded superfast to my support request on that.
Plus, he was nice about my "d'oh!" moment. =)
I'm using it with Weaver II Pro, latest version. No issues.
I have been an author for several years, and every time I redo my website it's a big hassle to figure out how to display my books together in a way that makes sense and looks good and lets readers drill down. I've tried so many things - galleries, drag and drop themes, and on and on, but nothing worked, or else I would have to use CSS and html code to get it to work for books.
I found this plugin when I was at the end of my rope and it works like a dream. I'm so thrilled! Also, the support is fabulous. I've always gotten questions answered within a day, often significantly sooner.
I love this plugin! I think it's great for authors and it would also work well for book bloggers, too.
Works well, easy to follow, proactive support and development
Yeahh you're right, but this really goes in the right direction to "present" your books to an audience.
I am very pleased with MyBookTable. I'm using the Pro version, necessary since I want to have buy buttons for more than just Amazon. I had 30 books to get set up; definitely time-consuming with that many books to do at once, but going forward this is going to make my life so much easier. I had some minor issues with the Beta, but I got great support and was able to pass along a couple of wishlist items for the future. Setting up my menus and home page the way I want it was easy to do as well. I'll be recommending this plugin to my writer friends who use WordPress.
This plugin makes it so much easier to add buy buttons and to setup a book page. The current version needs more tutorial videos though...
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