I set this up on an author's website and found it easy to use and customize. The support is good. I would definitely use it again if I set up another author website.
If you have several titles, this plugin really saves time. Plus, the built in taxonomies are great for sorting books by genre, series and author. I was able to Create a catalogue page with a few code tweeks. Combined with easy digital downloads, this plug in makes selling your stuff pretty slick.
Nice and clean plugin.
I've gone through a lot of plugins, but I have to say that this one seems quite awesome. It was intuitive enough that I didn't have to go searching to figure out what to do; I managed very quickly to put up each of the books I've written without fuss or issue.
The only suggestion for improvement that I would make would be to allow us (the end users) an easy way to change the titles of the book links. For example, my book is not available at Audible; however, it is available on Kindle. Unfortunately, I could see no easy way to simply re-purpose the Audible link for a Kindle link. If I could assign the URL titles as well as the URL values, I'd give this plugin 10 stars... if I could!
This is so much easier than entering book info on standard Posts or Pages, and looks professional and polished.
I'm an author who's a former graphic designer, and now a web developer by day, and it's not easy to find plugins, themes, etc. that work just like I want out of the box. This is one of those rare exceptions. Even in cases where it needs tweaking, the plugin developers provide easy to customize themeing (for example, on a publisher site I developed that had navigation down the left side instead of the top). But for most sites, Totally Booked works and looks great, and requires no more than a couple lines of CSS to make the Buy Now popup match your theme's colors. Even so, its default colors of gold and white will look good with many, if not most, themes.
I recently constructed a website, [ link deleted, please don't post links in the reviews ] for the purpose of displaying my new book. I found the "Totally Booked" plug-in and added it to the site. It is a fantastic plug-in and does everything I needed, such as hook-ups to Amazon and the ability to add other sites such as Smashwords, when I need to. The support provided by Ben to fine-tune it to my website theme (which is the Genesis Decor theme of Studiopress), has resulted in a very professional look. I highly recommend this plug in for its features and most importantly, the followup support.
I'm a newbie when it comes to plugins and WordPress but this plugin helped me in the development of my site just as I want it.
This is GREAT!
This is the perfect plugin for my publishing site! Love that the plugin offers jump links to segregate both "author" and "category" for each individual book. Works absolutely amazing...thanks!
I looked for a couple weeks for a quick way to allow my site visitors to sort my audiobooks via genre. I was thinking too generally with my search terms to find anything even remotely close. But when I actually went looking for book genre, this plugin came up. Does everything I needed from it and more, and anything that wasn't quite right for my site design was relatively easy to sort out a fix for in the code. Plus, the developers seem very helpful if there's ever an issue you can't figure out on your own. A++
This plugin in perfect if you want to display books on your frontpage & connect it to affiliate links. It worked seamlessly with my theme and was very straightforward to set up and use. I also received some brilliant support to set up the featured image & affiliate links - vesion 0.5 will link to both Amazon.com and Amazon.co.uk via affiliate links, but the pop-up window when you click the buy now button only displays Amazon.com (though on clicking, it does take you to the correct Amazon.co.uk site) - just something to be aware of.
Another great feature is the ability to link books by genre or series - when you visit the page of a book in a particular genre, it automatically displays a link to other books in the same genre - a really useful feature. A 'Read More' button is also automatically generated on your book display pages, so your webpage doesn't get too cluttered by large chunks of text.
This app also includes a widget that allows you to display a featured book in your sidebar - and you can choose which book to display.
I've tried several book display apps, and this is the best by far. Thanks Kellie & Ben!
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