Totally Booked

Totally Booked | Ben Casey

Description

So you’ve got an amazing book, and you want an easy way to market it on your web site? Now you can! The TotallyBooked plugin helps you present your books to readers in a classy, appealing way, while also supporting the book buyers and local bookstores who carry your book.

HOW IT WORKS:

Add your books to the TotallyBooked plugin, then organize them by genre, series, or even by author (if you have a co-writer).

Find the direct links to your book for eleven major online booksellers (Amazon, Audible, Barnes & Noble, Books-A-Million, Christianbook, Google Play, Indiebound, iTunes, Kobo, Smashwords, and Sony Reader Store) and paste them in our link boxes.

Wondering why we’ve included all these sellers rather than just an Amazon button? Because book buyers at some of these sellers will refuse to stock your books, if you don’t have a link to their site included on yours. We want to make sure that doesn’t happen to you.

Have an affiliate account at one or more of these sites? No problem. Build your affiliate link in the bookseller’s system first, then paste it into the applicable box in our system, and start earning affiliate credit immediately.

Once you’re done, our plugin generates a gorgeous Buy this Book section, with all your bookseller links displayed.

And that’s not all. We’ve heard first-hand stories from authors about local bookstores refusing to host book-signing events, because that author only included links to online retailers on their site. To protect you from that, our system also generates a local bookstore search, connected directly to Google maps. This shows your support for local bookstores, and helps readers find a nearby store where they can buy or request your title.

Last, our system automatically generates a page for each of your books, plus a page for each series, and page for each genre.

WHAT IF I ALREADY HAVE BOOKS PAGES ON MY SITE?

Many authors have already created pages on their web site for their books. We know you’ve worked hard to build your existing pages, and we don’t think you should have to delete them all, just to use our system. Plus, deleting your existing pages will break any inbound links to those pages from reviewers, book bloggers, etc, and generate 404 page errors for the search engines. THAT is never a good thing.

Besides the auto-generated pages the plugin creates, our system also allows you to embed your books via shortcode, on your existing pages. You can embed your books by series, by genre, or book by book, on any of your existing pages or in a blog post.

Ready to get started? Click the download button now. Have comments or feature requests? We’d love to hear from you. Oh, and our premium version of this plugin is releasing soon. Watch this space for details.

Shortcodes

You can use the following shortcodes to display your books on your site.

You can also display a gallery of a genre with the shortcode (You can grab this directly from the genre list page)
[tb_genre_gallery slug=”the-genre-slug”]

Or a series with the shortcode (You can grab this directly from the series list page)
[tb_series_gallery slug=”the-series-slug”]

You can display a book anywhere on your site like this (You can grab this directly from the book edit page)
[tb_book id=”ID”]

Advanced Usage

We have developed Totally Booked from the ground up to be friendly and easy to use for both developers (Or your web guy) and authors who have better things to do (like writing the next national bestseller!) than to mess with plugins and settings on their website for hours or days on end.

Out of the box it just works (If it doesn’t, please Let Us Know) but if you want to change things, you can by taking advantage of the following advanced functionality.

Templating

Advanced users or WordPress programmers can completely template the entire frontend output of the plugin.

Simply create the following directory in your current theme: THEME_PATH/plugins/totally-booked/

Into that, copy the file you need to modify into the above directory from the totally-booked/templates directory in the plugin directory, ensuring you keep the directory structure in the plugin.

EG: Say you wanted to modify the gallery.php file, you would need to copy that file to THEME_PATH/plugins/totally-booked/loops/gallery.php.

Ensuring that you never modify the plugins files will make sure that your changes are not lost when you need to upgrade the plugin.

Installation

  • Download the zip
  • Upload to the wp-content/plugins directory on your site
  • Activate the plugin from the plugins page.

If you would like some help to install the plugin and would like a professional to integrate it with your theme and make any tweaks to the layout, Please Contact Us and we can arrange installation and integration from as little as $35 AUD.

Plugin author

Ben Casey

Plugin official website address

https://wordpress.org/plugins/totally-booked/
If you encounter problems in using the Totally Booked plugin, you can comment below, and I will try my best to help you solve the problem

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