MyBookTable is more than just a plugin to showcase your books. Sure, it makes your books look amazing, but there is so much more to this plugin than just that. One of the best features of this plugin is that each of your books has its own page.
You may be thinking, What’s the big deal? Well, most authors create a page for all of their available titles, making SEO ranking for each book muddled. Having each book with its own page can help your books rise in ranking. It also includes automated SEO optimization, or more advanced controls, including Semantic Markup and OpenGraph Support.
If your scoffing at the idea of multiple pages for each book, don’t worry. MyBookTable also allows you to create a page with all your books. Editing is simple, just update one page, and the others are updated.
Another marketing feature I love is the social media integration, making sharing your books (or a fan sharing your book with their friends) much easier.
Here are a few more features.
Endorsements – A nifty little section that allows you to insert and highlight those coveted endorsements. You can even include an image.
Tagline or Teaser section – Why should we read your book? Tell everyone here. It is displayed at the top of the page, drawing a reader in as well as on your main book page.
Kindle preview – Without leaving your site, the prospective reader can scan the Kindle preview of your book.
Multiple store links – Attractive buttons (which you can style to match your webpage) to multiple book stores. I love that they include Audible. With audiobooks on the rise, this will become an important feature you want to have on your book’s page. You can also add a link for the reader to automatically add your book to their Goodreads account.
Reviews – Again, without leaving your site, readers can scan your Goodreads reviews. The more time visitors spend on your site adds to your SEO ranking. (For more information, check out our post about SEO ranking.)
That’s all in the free version!
Downfalls of the Plugin
It is time consuming adding your books. But it is worth it to take the time to completely fill out the book page and track down all the links.
Limited functionality in sorting the books. You can’t sort by publication date, so unless you add the books in order, you will be looking at difficulty in sorting.