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In order for our system to ADD your book to our BookShop, titles must be complete and include the following: professional Cover Image, Book Description, Author Bio/About the Author and ISBN or ASIN.
We also recommend you upload a PDF excerpt for our “Look Inside” feature to allow people a preview. This is also one of the criteria for Book-of-the-Week selection.
An author photo is optional, but you cannot be considered for either Featured Author or Book-of-the-Week without one. Listing in our BookShop is another valuable opportunity for your book(s) to be discovered that we want our members to take full advantage of, so we encourage you to set up your titles as you would on Amazon.
|How to Add a New Book to Your Profile (And the BookWorks BookShop)|
From your member account…
Go to “Books” and click on New Book to open the title editing window.
|Complete the basic details of your book in the corresponding text boxes; title, subtitle, author, etc.|
|Under “Buy Now Links” copy and paste the URL link from the page where your book is available for purchase online at Amazon, Barnes & Noble or Other retailer (can be your own website). Be sure it is the page where your title appears and NOT the general web address for the site.|
|Upload your cover image by clicking on Upload to open your local drive.Then Select Files to open your browser. Once image is uploaded, Select it to add it to your title profile.|
|Under PDF open Browse button to upload up to 100 page pdf doc of your book. We recommend it include front matter, 1st chapter, additional chapter excerpts, illustrations if applicable, and back cover.|
|Select the binding type in the grey box under “Binding Type” that matches the edition of the “Buy Now Links” you added. Click the arrow for drop down menu of options. If there are multiple editions available, (paperback, hardcover, digital, audio) select Add Binding red button to open new window to include them.|
|Place your cursor in the “Subject Category” window to see the dropdown menu of subjects and select up to 5 that best fit your book. Return your cursor to the window to add each additional selection and if you make a mistake or change your mind, just click on the X next to the topic name to delete.|
|Enter text for “Book Description”, “About the Author” and any “Reviews & Quotes” in the corresponding text boxes.|
|If your book is available in another language in addition that which you've posted, click on the red Add Language button to open another window for that information.|
|Return to the top of the edit window and choose either Save as Draft if you want to save for further work or review, OR Publish, if you are ready to post it to your profile for public view.Either way you must scroll down to bottom and hit SAVE or your work will not be saved. You can edit and update your titles at any time by going back in and selecting Edit to reopen same window.|
Editing is extremely simple, and will use the same form as adding your books.
To access your books, you may log in, and then click the Books item in your personal profile menu:
When you are shown your Books listing, find the book that you would like to Edit, and then click the "Edit" link near the book cover:
You will be sent to the book editing screen, which uses the same for as the Add New Book screen. For details about usage of the form, please see the Adding New Books section at the top of this tutorial page.
When you are done making changes, don't forget to click the SAVE button at the bottom of the book editing screen!