MyBooks for Authors is a WordPress plugin that gives authors the ability to quickly and easily add books, complete with cover images and buy links, to their WordPress blog. By creating a post type called “Books”, authors can add all of their books under “Books” just as they would new posts or pages. By also uploading a book cover and setting it as featured, the book will be displayed on the page. The plugin also includes an optional widget to be used in the sidebar with several options, including an animation to slide through the books.
Additionally, a shortcode is available for users of this plugin to place anywhere in the book page that will show the buylinks by simply inserting
Use this plugin to feature your books, along with optional buy links for the following:
You can quickly and easily install the plugin by searching “mybooks for authors”, “books for authors”, or “mybooks” through the WordPress repository.
Click “Install Now”, Activate the plugin.
Begin adding books as you would add any post or page in WordPress
1) Book Title
2) Book Description
3) Book Subtitle (if applicable)
4) Book Buy Links, all that apply
Once you’ve clicked “Use as featured image”, for your book cover, the plugin will automatically generate the thumbnail to be used in the sidebar widget if you choose to use the widget. It will also add the image and book links to the book page itself.
You may additionally edit the page, but these settings are the minimum in order to ensure your book page is filled out, now publish the page:
Here is what your page will now look like:
As you can see in the example above, the plugin will automatically resize the book to your “Medium” size (can be changed in Settings > Media), and put whatever buy links you have included below the book. Additional Options include:
If you choose to use the [booklinks] shortcode, you can insert the buy links wherever you want in your content by using the shortcode:
[booklinks], as seen in the following two screenshots:
By simply dragging the widget to the sidebar and clicking “Save”, the books widget will be active.