After testing out the free version of Author Media’s ‘My Book Progress’ plugin for a while, I finally took the plunge and bought a license for their professional version.
Online visitors can now check on the status of The Zelkova Sphere and also get future email updates by clicking on ‘Get Book Updates’ . (At present this is the same list as for my quarterly email newsletter.)
Clicking on the ‘i’ icon opens a specific book page (via another excellent Author Media plugin, ‘My Book Table’), giving the reader more details about the book, how to pre-order it etc.
The ‘heart’ icon shown below is a nice touch for readers to ‘nudge’ the author to update the book’s status and encourage them to keep writing. We authors do spend a lot of time writing alone and it’s comforting to know that there are readers out there willing the book on to completion.
And when a visitor completes their short message and clicks on ‘Send Love’, the heart icon glows and a message lets them know that I will receive it.
Underneath is what I see after logging in to update the book’s status and to check on those nudges and messages of encouragement.
I am looking forward to releasing The Zelkova Sphere and the two other books in this time travel series during 2018. Your nudges and messages of encouragement are very welcome!