Authors: Start here!

How are you going to get discovered?

You've written a book or two, got some good reviews and now you're languishing, way down in the Amazon bestseller lists. So how are your books going to get discovered? Let's face it, if you're not on the first page or two, your next reader is not going to come from someone browsing the bestseller lists.


Indie book Discovery is looking to give readers a simple way of browsing books in the hope of finding something different. It's hoped that with a good list of books, we'll be able to position ourselves as 'the' place for readers to find their next book.

Welcome to a level playing field.

For authors, we want to offer a different approach to getting their books out there to be discovered. This is a level playing field where every author has an opportunity for a reader to find their books. It doesn't matter:

  • where you are in the best seller lists (our lists are randomised),
  • how many reviews you have (you cant filter our lists),
  • how many social media followers you have (the plan is that we'll attract readers),
  • how much money you have to spend (there's no 'diddling' of the lists so some authors get to the top ahead of others)
  • how many books you've written (this shouldn't affect your discoverability),
  • ... even the premium/promotional offerings we have planned will be geared to give all authors a chance (super cheap and fair).

How much you ask?

Free. No really, Free.

Of course if you like what we do, we really would appreciate a donation.

Want to get listed?

Great stuff.

You need to sign up/in and verify your email before you can register as an author. So you need to:

  1. Sign Up/Sign In
  2. Verify your email
  3. Hit the 'Author Registration' button!

These options should be visible in the 'Admin' menu at the top of the page.

Once you've registered, a 'My Author Page' option will appear in the 'Authors' menu. The 'My Author Page' offers options to edit your author listing details and most importantly, to add your books to the list.

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Getting Started as an Author FAQ

How does this work?

Register yourself as an author and you'll be able to add your books to the lists to be discovered.

So how do I register?

You need to sign up/in and verify your email before you can register as an author. Registration requires:

  1. Sign Up/Sign In
  2. Verify email
  3. Hit the 'Author Registration' button to enter your author details!

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Why should I register as an author?

Indie Book Discovery is a way to get your books noticed. It doesn't matter where your books are in the best-seller lists, at Indie Book Discovery your books will be listed in a random order to be discovered/noticed by readers and book browsers.

As well as getting your books listed, you'll also get to list your website and social networking links to aid in your online presence.

Who should register as an author?

If you have books listed on Amazon, you should get them listed on Indie Book Discovery.

What can I do once I've registered as an author?

Options are available from the 'Admin' menu option or your 'My Profile' page, or of course from your Author page.

  • Edit author details (your pen name, website, social accounts etc)
  • Add book listing (all you really need is your book 'ASIN' from Amazon)
  • Edit book details (if your listed book)
  • Delete book listing (if you want to remove your book from the lists. Sad.)

As the author, you'll also be able to update book details with simple buttons wherever you see your books listed, and from your author details in author lists.

How much does it cost?

Free. Can't do better than that!

Of course if you like what we do, we really would appreciate a donation.

What do I get when I register a book?

You get your books listed on a website to be visited by readers looking for books, providing another avenue for your books to be discovered. Indie Book Discovery makes it easy for readers to click directly to your book on Amazon ... hopefully to purchase.

The plan is to get 'lots' of authors to list their books and then use this list to attract 'lots and lots' of readers.

There's also social networking links to help your book be shared too!

Soon, you'll also be able to see metrics of how your book is doing on the site (how many times it's been seen, clicked, etc).

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How can I get my books to the top of the lists?

You can't. Indie Book Discovery displays books in a 'random' order, regardless of date of publication, bestseller ranking, price etc etc. Sometimes you might be listed at the top, sometimes not.

How can I get my books into the featured list?

Details coming soon...

Are there any other premium features ?

Coming soon are several promotional features...

Do you do reviews?

No... but people who do reviews, readers, browse Indie Book Discovery book lists looking for their next book.