Adding and Editing Books

The first thing you’ll want to do is add a book. Open the Books menu and click “Add New Book” just like you’re adding a new Post or Page in WordPress. You’ll be brought to a screen that looks very similar to the edit Posts/Page screen but asking for book-specific information.

All data is  optional except the Title, with the following exceptions:

  • If you add a review, you must fill the Review Text and at least one other review field (Reviewer Name, Review URL, or Review Website)
  • If you add a download link, you must fill in both the Format and the Link
  • If you add a purchase link, you must fill in both the Retailer and the Link
  • If you add an edition, you must fill in at least the format.
  • If you fill in either width or height of an edition, you must fill in both width and height.

NOTE: The order of the sections may differ on your screen than these screenshots because WordPress allows the user to move items.

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    • The main title of your book
    • Do not include the subtitle here
    • This forms the book page’s permalink, just like a blog post title
  • Summary
    • This is the description of your book, usually the text you’d find on the back of a physical book or on a retailer’s website such as Amazon.
    • You can use the toolbar to format this text the same way you would with a Post or a Page in WordPress.

  • Cover
    • You can select a file to be used as your book cover using the same process as WordPress’s Media Library
    • You can upload a file from your computer or choose one from your Media Library
    • You can delete the cover image by clicking the red circle in the upper left corner of the image preview


  • Excerpt
    • This is an excerpt from the text of your book.
    • You can use the toolbar to format this text the same way you would with a Post or a Page in WordPress.

As of version 3.5, you can use Kindle Live Preview in place of your book’s excerpt. Kindle Live Preview allows you to show a preview of a book on your website as if you were reading on a Kindle. Also included are buttons to share the preview and purchase the book. Check out how it works here:

If your book is published on Amazon, you have the option to use this preview instead of a plain text excerpt on your book pages with Mooberry Book Manager version 3.5.

If you’d like to use the Kindle Live Preview, go to your book’s Amazon page. On the right-hand side under the buy buttons, click on the link that says  <Embed>

Click the EMBED link to get the code for Kindle Live Preview

A new window will pop up:

Set the options and copy and paste the code for Kindle Live Preview

  1. Choose Embed on your site (HTML)
  2. If you have an Associates Account, choose your tracking ID
  3. Set the options
  4. Copy the code and paste into the Kindle Preview Code box in Mooberry Book Manager:
    Under Excerpt choose Use Kindle Live Preview and paste the code into Mooberry Book Manager

  • Book Details
    • Everything in this section is optional.
  • Subtitle
    • If your book has a subtitle, enter it here
  • Publisher
    • Name of your book’s publishing company
    • This list is populated from the Publishers Settings.
  • Release Date
    • The date your book was/will be published
    • Future dates are allowed. Book Manager automatically recognizes future release dates as books that are “coming soon”
    • Must be a valid date in the format mm/dd/yyyy or yyyy/mm/dd
    • Date can be typed in or selected from the calendar pop up
  • Goodreads Link
    • If your book is on Goodreads, you can add the link to it here
    • Must be a valid URL that starts with www.goodreads.com. The “http://” will be added if you don’t include it.
  • Series Order
    • If your book is part of a series, this tells Mooberry Book Manager what order the books go in
    • Must be a number greater than or equal to 0
    • Can have a decimal (i.e. 2.5)
    • Leave this blank if your book is not part of a series

  • Genres
    • Genres work the same way tags do in Posts and Pages
    • You can add multiple genres to each book
    • Multiple books can be in each genre
    • Genres are optional. A book does not have to belong to a genre.
    • New Genres can be added to Book Manager simply by adding them here on the book page, or you can use the Genres page (see Taxonomies.)
  • Series
    • Series work the same way tags do in Posts and Pages
    • You can add multiple series to each book.
    • Multiple books can be in each series
    • Series are optional. A book does not have to belong to a series.
    • You don’t need to create a “Standalone” series. Book Manager automatically detects books not assigned to a series as a “Standalone”
      New Series can be added to Book Manager simply by adding them here on the book page, or you can use the Series page (see  Taxonomies.)
  • Tags
    • Tags work the same tags do in Posts and Pages
    • You can add multiple tags to each book
    • Multiple books can have the same tags
    • Tags are optional.
    • New Tags can be added to Book Manager simply by adding them here on the book page, or you can use the Tags page (see Taxonomies.)
    • You could use tags to specify categories or characteristics of your book that aren’t genres.
      • For example, “strong heroine”, “gay for you”, “friend to lovers”
      • You can also use tags for content warnings, such as “dubious consent”

Cover Artists

    • Cover artists work the same way tags do in Posts and Pages
    • You can add multiple cover artists to each book
    • Multiple books can have the same cover artist
    • Cover artists are optional. A book does not have to have a cover artist.
    • New cover artists can be added to Book Manager simply by adding them here on the book page, or you can use the Cover Artists page (see Taxonomies.)
  • Illustrators
    • Illustrators work the same way tags do in Posts and Pages
    • You can add multiple illustrators to each book.
    • Multiple books can have the same illustrator
    • Illustrators are optional. A book does not have an illustrator.
    • New illustrators can be added to Book Manager simply by adding them here on the book page, or you can use the Illustrators page (see Taxonomies.)
  • Editors
    • Editors work the same tags do in Posts and Pages
    • You can add multiple editors to each book
    • Multiple books can have the same editor
    • Editors are optional.
    • New editors can be added to Book Manager simply by adding them here on the book page, or you can use the Editors page (see Taxonomies.)

  • Reviews
    • You can add multiple reviews for your book.
    • Reviews can be re-ordered using the up and down arrows.
    • For each review, you must provide the following information:
      • The Review text itself.
      • One or more of the other fields (Reviewer Name, Review URL, or Review Website)
        • Reviewer Name is the name or username of the person who reviewed your book
        • Review URL is the URL where the review can be found. Must be a valid URL. The “http://” will be added if you don’t include it.
        • Review Website is the name of the website the review is on (ie, Goodreads, Amazon, etc.)
    • To add a new review, click on the Add Review button.
    • To delete a review, click on the Remove Review button under the Review text box.
    • You can click on the triangle in the gray box that says “Review 1”, “Review 2”, etc. to open and close the individual review.


Retailer Links

    • Retailer Links are used if you are selling your book online on your site or other sites.
    • Retailer Links can be re-ordered using the up and down arrows.
    • You can add multiple retailer links for your book. (one per retailer.) For each retailer link you add, you must provide the following information:
      • The Retailer (See Retailers Settings Page  to learn how to change the content of the Retailer list)
      • Link is the direct link for your book in the specified retailer. Must be a valid URL The “http://” will be added if you don’t include it.
    • To add a new retailer link, click on the Add Retail Link button.
    • To delete a retailer link, click on the Remove Retailer Link button under the Retailer Link box.
    • You can click on the triangle in the gray box that says “Retailer Link 1”, “Retailer Link 2”, etc. to open and close the individual retailer link.

  • Download Links
    • Download links are used if you are allowing readers to download your book for free.
    • Download Links can be re-ordered using the up and down arrows.
    • You can add multiple download links for your book. (one per format.) For each download link you add, you must provide the following information:
      • The Format (See E-book Formats Setting to learn how to change the content of the Format list)
      • Link is the direct link for downloading your book in the specified format. Must be a valid URL The “http://” will be added if you don’t include it. This can be from your own site or another one.
    • To add a new download link, click on the Add Download Link button.
    • To delete a review, click on the Remove Download Link button under the Link box.
    • You can click on the triangle in the gray box that says “Download Link 1”, “Download Link 2”, etc. to open and close the individual download link.

  • Editions
    • Editions let you input the data that is specific to each edition of your book (paperback, hardcover, epub, kindle, etc.)
    • Editions are optional. You don’t have to list any.
    • The Editions section defaults to closed to keep the screen from being cluttered.
    • Editions can be re-ordered using the up and down arrows
    • The only field required in each Edition is the Format (unless you leave the entire Edition blank)
    • The following information can be set per Edition:
    • Formats
    • ISBN/AIN
    • Language
      • Language this Edition is written in or translated to
      • See General Settings to see how to set the default selection in this list
    • Number of Pages
      • The length of your book
      • Must be a number greater than or equal to 1
    • Height and Width
      • Primarily used for physical editions (paperback, hardcover, etc.) not electronic (e-books, audiobooks, etc.)
      • If one is filled in, both must be.
    • Unit
      • The unit the Height and Width are measured in.
      • See General Settings to see how to set the default selection in this list
    • Suggested Retail Price
      • Do not include currency symbol
    • Currency
      • Used to determine the currency symbol to precede the Suggested Retail Price
      • See General Settings to see how to set the default selection in this list
    • Edition Title
      • Can be used to identify different Editions as necessary (i.e., First Edition, Second Edition, Movie Tie-In Edition, etc.)

After you’re satisfied with your information, click “Publish” (or “Update” if you’re editing not adding a new book).

Your Book Details Page will be live on your site immediately, and automatically added to any  Book Grids or Widgetsthat apply to it.

If you aren’t ready for your book to be live, you can save it as a draft by changing the Status, just like any other WordPress post or page.

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