Wednesday, September 28, 2016

Books2Read and Universal Book Links

Draft2Digital now has a partner site called Books2Read, which is dedicated to helping readers find indie books they'll like. One of the features they offer are universal book links listing all the online distributors for a particular eBook. Instead of having to list separate links for Amazon, Kobo, B&N, Apple, and others, I now need only one link to sell them all. That will make keeping my website updated and hyperlinking in my eBooks much easier. Authors can even include affiliate links in these universal book links so they can make extra money from these sales. Too bad Illinois won't let me use them.

Books2Read also allows readers to select their favorite store; I think it's supposed to send you to it automatically. You can also get notifications when your favorite authors release new books. (Amazon does this too, though maybe I need to add more authors to this service.) All in all, this website promises to be useful for both authors and readers. If you publish through D2D, you're already set up with an account and universal book links you can edit (you may need to add Amazon links manually).

Does this sound like a site you'll use? Do you plan to use it as an author, a reader, or both? Please let me know in the comments.


5 comments:

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

By indie author, do they mean just self-published?

Sandra Almazan said...

Alex, it's set up to use with Draft2Digital, which is a distributor for self-published authors. However, if you set up an account with them and added your book links manually, I bet you could use it too.

Pat Dilloway said...

That would be convenient though most of mine are only on Amazon.

Crystal Collier said...

The site sounds awesome. There are a number of places out there like this, but I'm hoping they can become something big. It would be nice to have a place where you get awesome visibility.

(And I LOVE your new cover.)

Sandra Almazan said...

Pat, you might find it useful later on if you decide to go wide.

Thanks, Crystal!

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