Announcing MyBookTable 1.2 – Now With Book Reviews & GoodReads Integration

MyBookTable

Ever since the MyBookTable launch a couple of months ago, we have been hard at work making it better. We are excited to announce version 1.2 of the plugin, codenamed “Randy.”

This new version comes with more than just bug fixes; It has several new features that will help you sell new books.

What is MyBookTable?

MyBookTable is the easiest way to sell your books on your website. The following video will explain it in better detail.

10 New Features in MyBookTable 1.2

Below are a list of the new features and improvements we have made to MyBookTable.

1. Book Reviews (NEW!)

You can now show your GoodReads Book reviews within MyBookTable. Using this feature should also boost the number of new reviews you receive on GoodReads.

We are very excited about this feature. We had planned to add a standalone review feature but put if off because controlling spam would be a problem. It also creates yet another place to ask your readers to write a review, which we didn’t like. Now reviews count double, once for GoodReads and once for MyBookTable. Chances are your book already has reviews on GoodReads, so this will fix the empty reviews problem too. GoodReads also handles the spam issue for you.

2. Easy Shortcode Insert Interface (NEW!)

MyBookTable Shortcodes

You can now easily add MyBookTable shortcodes anywhere in your site without having to actually type in any shortcodes. Just select what you want from the list.

3. Single Book Shortcode (NEW!)

We have added some additional short code options. These short codes allow you to post a single book anywhere on your site or blog.

4. CreateSpace Buy Button (Pro & Dev only)

Gold Createspace Button

If you have purchased one of the MyBookTable add-ons, you can now add a CreateSpace button.

5. Gold Buy Button Style Pack (NEW!)

We now have two button style packs, Silver (Default) and Gold. We plan to add other colors in the future. Which one would you like us to add next? Also, your web developer can create a custom style pack for your website if he or she knows what they’re doing.
Silver Button example

Gold Button example

You can select which look you would prefer under MyBookTable -> Settings.

6. Google Analytics Event Tracking (NEW!)

Google Analytics Event Tracking
Buy button clicks are now trackable events on Google Analytics. This will help you track the effectiveness of your book pages.

7. Built in Breadcrumbs (NEW!)

MyBookTable-Breadcrumbs

We have added breadcrumbs which will not only make your book pages easier to use for your visitors, but also improve search engine optimization. These breadcrumbs are fully compatible with the Genesis or Woo Canvas breadcrumb systems.

8. Semantic Markup and OpenGraph tags (IMPROVED!)

MyBookTable is now ready for the semantic web. This should improve Search Engine Optimization and social optimization.

9. Drag & Drop Book Sorting (NEW!)

Sort Books MyBookTable
You can now easily sort your books  with just the click of a mouse.

10. GoodReads Button (NEW!)

In addition to having GoodReads reviews, we now have a GoodReads “Buy Button” if you want to send people to GoodReads directly.

Tweetables

  • “A new version of the Free MyBookTable WordPress Bookstore just came out.” Click to Tweet
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  • “The MyBookTable WordPress Bookstore now has GoodReads integration!” Click to Tweet 
  • “The MyBookTable WordPress Bookstore now has an Easy Shortcode Interface. It is about time.” Click to Tweet
  • “The MyBookTable WordPress Bookstore now has a Create Space button.” Click to Tweet
  • “The MyBookTable WordPress Bookstore now Google Analytics event tracking.” Click to Tweet
  • “The MyBookTable WordPress Bookstore now has built in breadcrumbs.” Click to Tweet
  • “The MyBookTable WordPress Bookstore now has Semantic Markup and Open Graph tags.” Click to Tweet
  • “The MyBookTable WordPress Bookstore now has Drag and Drop Book Sorting.” Click to Tweet
  • “A good thing just got better. @AuthorMedia just released MyBookTable 1.2 with some really cool new features.” Click to Tweet

How to Upgrade MyBookTable

You can upgrade MyBookTable the same way you would upgrade any other plugin:

  1. Log into your WordPress Dashboard.
  2. Go to “Plugins” on the sidebar.
  3. Click “update now” next to MyBookTable.

How to Add MyBookTable to Your WordPress Website

You can add MyBookTable the same way you would add any other plugin.

  1. Log into your WordPress Dashboard.
  2. Go to “Plugins” on the sidebar.
  3. Click “add new” next to Plugins.
  4. Search for “MyBookTable”
  5. Click “Install Now” next to the MyBookTable entry.

MyBookTable is Free

For those of you using the free version of the plugin, would you be willing to leave us a review within the WordPress Repository? This will help others find the plugin. Thank you!