I joined AllAuthor.com over two years ago, and I absolutely love it. But in my opinion, not enough authors are taking advantage of all they have to offer. I was asked to give a rundown of its features in a private Facebook group today, and after I was done, I thought it would be good idea to post it on One Author to Another. Please note, I have nothing to gain from singing their praises, I’m just a satisfied customer.
For those of you who haven’t heard about AllAuthor, it’s basically a site that has both free and paid options for authors to help them get their books in the hands of new readers. I’m going to go through some of their features and tell you about them. AllAAuthor is a site you can have your readers follow you on, like Bookbub, Goodreads, etc. They do not sell your books, but you’ll have an author page with all your books listed, with links to the appropriate purchase sites. Click here to check out my author profile.
While I’m still growing my followers’ list on the site, please note the number of views my author page has received over the past two years or so. There are several features on the author profile including social media links, books lists, a featured book, and my social media feeds from FB, Twitter, and Pinterest. There’s a section for my favorite quote and where readers can ask me a question. You can check out my AllAuthor interview here.
As you scroll down on my author profile, you’ll see my social media links, a featured book, and then my book list. The books that are in KU are marked as such so readers who prefer KU can spot them easily.
You can also have your social media feeds show up on your AA profile – so anything you post on your FB author page, Twitter, or Instagram will show up there too. And you can link the feeds to your website too.
This is from the page where I manage my books. Adding them is easy, and I can edit them at any time. If you note the book on the left says it’s a featured book. This means I boosted the promotions for it for 6 months for $24 – that’s total, not each month.
Here is what you get for having a featured book. You can have as many featured books as you want at one time. Each of them get all of these benefits. Every day, AllAuthor tweets my featured books from several Twitter accounts. When I set up a featured book, they’ll send me a list of ten tweets that they created based on my books’ reviews and blurb. I can edit as needed.
This is one of today’s tweets. It’s a gif, so the review is not complete in the screen shot. The gif is one of the ones that I created using another AA feature. More about that in a bit.
Here is the list of some of my customized tweets AA made for me. I can edit/delete any I want or create my own.
And here is the tweet history for the automated ones.
Another feature that some authors like is the ability to add your PAs to your profile account so they can take advantage of the gif and teaser makers among other things.
In AllAuthor’s Views and Click Reports, you get two separate reports. The first one is the social media report. Basically this shows the number of views your page has gotten, plus which social media links were clicked on from there. Yes not many, based on the number of visitors for me, but wait!
Here are the number of clicks to the purchase sites for some of my books. Clearly Amazon is the winner for the few books I have wide at the moment.
In addition to the tweets they do every day for your featured books, you also have your own tweet scheduler to link to your own Twitter account. You can schedule tweets whenever you want.
This is a feature I haven’t been using enough, but I’m going to change that!
The next feature is their Piracy Alert!!!! I forgot to check this for a bit so some of the links they found I have to go take care of.
They have a list of some of the common piracy sites plus the DMCAs for each.
Next up is the sample chapters linked to your FB author page! Readers can see your first chapter right there on FB!
Here’s a new feature they’ve added. Up until recently, I was receiving one email per week with 3 random mock-ups for my featured books. Now I can choose which ones I want. There are 350 different mock-ups to choose from!
Next up is their review gif maker I mentioned earlier. It’s very simple to use. The feed to the right gives you the latest reviews for your books on Amazon and Goodreads or you can select a different one and copy/paste directly from those sites.
After you create the gif, you have some options to change the text color. Then you’re given the links to post it on social media, embed it on your website or newsletter, or download for future use. You can also share it directly to FB or Twitter.
One of my review gifs.
You can also make banner gifs with up to 10 of your covers–there are several designs to choose from.
Next is their teaser maker. Put in your quote, then choose an image or upload one.
Adjust for different social media posts and get the shareable links!
Here are some of the other features readers will see. You can even sign up to offer autographed paperbacks to be ordered by readers. The link sends them to an appropriate order page on your website.
So last but not least, another thing I love about AllAuthor.com is they didn’t just set it up, sit back, and not do anything else. Mady and his staff are constantly coming up with new ideas to help authors get their books out there. Sometimes it doesn’t work out but most of the features have. They don’t give up if something doesn’t work, they just come up with a new idea to try next. So many features have been added since I first joined up with them. While many of the features are under the paid options, there are plenty of free benefits too. And the paid options are reasonably priced. Again, I get nothing from singing their praises, I’m just a satisfied customer. So go check them out today!
7 thoughts on “What’s The Great Website Not Enough Authors Are Taking Advantage Of?”
A great article. I feel I am getting good value from AllAuthors and would recommend it.
Thanks so much for this post! I’ve never heard of the site and I plan to take advantage of it as soon as I get some time to do so.
I was getting almost nothing from being part of Allauthor until l read this article three months ago. I immediately started using some of the features discussed here and now l agree this is a really good site. Thank you for writing this article.
Great! I also just got the email about their new release announcement feature. They’re always adding stuff to the site.
I’d never heard of this site before reading your blog. I’ve signed up and look forward to seeing what happens. Thank you for the article.