To create the best reference site, you need both organization from the top and community knowledge from the bottom.
Torrance, CA (PRWEB) June 17, 2008
FictionDB.com relaunches its reference website with new access to its comprehensive book database for fiction readers. Previously a subscription-only service, FictionDB now offers free access to over 50,000 author book lists and 200,000 unique titles. In addition FictionDB provides series lists, synopses and pseudonyms - all in a simple, easy-to-use format.
"FictionDB is unique in that the site is built top-down, rather than bottom-up like so many of the popular social networking book sites," states owner Kelly Wong. "To create the best reference site, you need both organization from the top and community knowledge from the bottom." Visitors provide additional information through tags and direct updates, but are not the primary data source.
Readers have many options on the web for book-related information: blogs, social networking sites, and sites that sell or swap books. However, readers want a site that instantly provides them with the ability to: search for an author, find the complete book list, discover books in a series, and read synopses or reviews.
FictionDB offers quick access to concise, usable information. Look up author Nora Roberts at most large book websites and upwards of 500 different books will be displayed when there are currently only 164 unique works. FictionDB starts with the author and their bibliography. Synopses, genre information, series and sequels, publishing history, pseudonyms, and cover art are then added by a diligent staff. Many of the books in the database display information not available anywhere else on the web.
"Every site has detailed information for Nora Roberts, but how many have Judith Duncan? We love providing information on little-known books and authors," added Wong.
Founded in 1999, FictionDB is an online fiction book reference including over 50,000 authors and over 200,000 unique titles. The easy-to-use interface allows visitors to browse author book lists, series, sequels, synopses, and pseudonyms.
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