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PP Author Track


An easy way for your book review site to earn more money! Now you can give your users an easy way to get notified when an author they like publishes a new book. The service is provided for free by Pushpig.

How it works:

  1. You install and activate this plugin.
  2. You add a short code with the author name and your Amazon Affiliate ID
  3. A link is generated – after the reader clicks on it, they will be taken to a special page on Pushpig to sign-up. After they have, they will be returned to your site. In the future, they will receive an email whenever the author publishes a new book. The email contains a link to Amazon and uses your Amazon Affiliate ID, so you get the affilate money from Amazon!


  • The user's view of a followed author
  • An example on your site


  1. Upload to your WordPress site via Admin->Plugins->Add New->Upload
  2. Active the plugin Author Track by Pushpig
  3. In any post add the shortcode [author_track author=”Robin Hobb” amazon_id=”pushpig-20″], replacing Robin Hobb with the author you want your readers to track, and pushpig-20 with your Amazon affiliate ID.
  4. Profit!


Is this free?


How do I get paid?

Whenever a reader of your’s gets alerted to a new release, the email contains a link to Amazon with your Amazon affilate code. If the reader buys anything – you can get a commision. Easy money!


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  • Initial release