New Online Promotional Tool for Authors, Publishers
Nashville-based FiledBy Inc., a digital marketing services company, has announced the Beta launch of filedbyauthor at http://www.filedby.com. The site is an author-centric promotional platform that provides every author that has been published in the United States or Canada a free, hosted, e-commerce-enabled Web page. It currently hosts more than 1.8 million pre-assembled author Web pages and over 7 million book titles.
"All authors, regardless of publishing category, are encouraged to visit the site, claim their page, make corrections, and enrich them in a variety of ways," says FiledBy Founder, President and CEO Peter Clifton, a former Ingram executive. Clifton co-founded the company with Mike Shatzkin, a publishing industry strategist.
In addition to the free Web-page option, FiledBy also announced two new paid membership levels, which include blog tools, additional linking and media postings, event listings, online press kits and banner customization. Readers also can join the filedbyauthor community and connect with authors, collect favorite authors and books, write reviews, rate works and authors, and comment through wall postings.
"We hope to level the Web marketing playing field for all authors, eliminate some of the challenges authors face when designing their online presence, and help every author become more easily discoverable through a highly optimized site," adds Clifton.