Tuesday, August 20, 2013

Technical Difficulties

Sometimes, things just break.  Other times, the 'bots take over.

That happened to us this morning.  One of our automated scripts went all 'Terminator' on us and wiped clean today's listings.  It's taken a couple of hours to resolve, but we have resolved the issue, rebuilt the terminated potion of the database and have reinstated the listings for today.

We realize our down time may have been in inconvenience to those looking for great Free and Bargain books and we apologize.

Not only have we resolved the issue, but we have identified where our automated system needs to be modified to prevent this issue in the future.  We'll be working hard to get that script updated to avoid another 'Terminator' style robot takeover of our system.

Please let us know if you have any continuing issues or questions about our services.

Tuesday, July 16, 2013

Major Milestone!

This past weekend, eBookLister hit a major milestone and we just can't wait to share it!

Half a Million Listing Views and Growing Fast!  That's a whole lot of readers downloading eBooks.

Friday, June 21, 2013

Submission Requirement Changes Coming.

Due to the continual increase of submissions to the eBookLister Service, we are re-working our submission guidelines.  As our popularity grows, we are having to become more particular to the eBooks we list and promote.

Watch for additional updates to the submission guidelines soon.

Wednesday, May 15, 2013

eBook Categories / Genres

We've added a new category to our collection.  The new category is 'Romance -> Mystery'  For those of you who have been submitting your book to the 'Mystery/Thriller' category and have been wishing for a better spot - this is it.

You may have also noted that we have a 'Recipes' category under 'Advice & How-to'.  While most are submitting their recipe books to the correct category, some are still not.  No big deal because they get moved over when they get reviewed, prior to approval.

The point is, though, be sure to watch the submittal process closely and fill in your listing information as correctly as possible to be sure to be included in our service.

Are there other categories you would like to have added?  Let us know.  Use the 'Contact Us' form on our website.  We're always open to new ideas.

Monday, March 18, 2013

New Listing Category!

We have just added a new category to our 'Submit Here' page.  You can now submit to:
Non-Fiction --> Recipe/Cookbooks.

We've decided to split out this category to make it easier for those looking specifically for Recipe Books and Cookbooks.

If you have a recipe/cookbook that you have previously had listed at eBookLister (or one already scheduled for the future), please use our Contact page to let us know the ASIN and Title of the book.  Let us know that you'd like to move your listing into this new category and we'll be happy to help out.

Week of 2013.03.18 - Plans for eBookLister

We have some great updates planned for the eBookLister Service for this week.  In an effort to provide our visitors the best books we can offer, we are working on several updates and enhancements.  Here is a general list of some of the things we are working on this week:

Update RSS Feed / Daily Email Format  
  • We are still running on an outdated RSS Feed generator, which feeds our daily email.
  • We'll cut the feed down to the highest quality listings.
  • Each email will provide the Daily Focus book, some bargain books, and some free books.

Payment Options for Listing Promotion
  • With the addition of promotional opportunities for listings, we are working on adding payment methods and options.
  • Promoting your listing is inexpensive and effective to get your listing in front of the largest number of readers.

Backend System Updates
  • Maintenance of free vs bargain listings
  • Maintenance of Paid (promoted) vs free submittals
  • Better listing approval processing

It's a big list and we are working hard to continue the development of our eBookLister Service.  We welcome your comments and questions.  

Saturday, March 16, 2013

Changes with Free vs Bargain books

As you may have noticed, there have been some changes to the Free vs Bargain listings Setup.

First, Please note the new submission options.  You are required to choose between 'Free' and 'Bargain'.  A Bargain book is defined as anything less than $2.99 and meets our other submission requirements.

With this change comes the freedom for authors to submit their book as free or bargain.  This new submission option does not change the requirement of waiting between submissions.  We currently require at least 30 days between listing days.

Keep your eye on our blog for lots more great changes and improvements coming with the eBookLister Service.