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Old 10-17-2011, 08:48 PM   #1
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Author Alerts

A couple of years ago I found this great free website that would alert you when an author had a new release. I have not seen anything else like it on the web.

http://www.authoralerts.com/

From my understanding, it used data from Amazon. It would send me an email when a book came out with a hyperlink to the web page on Amazon. I had 20 or so authors in my list. Recently it stopped notifying me and I received an email notifying me the service will no longer be available. Does anyone know of anything like this? If not, some of you with the knowledge to replicate this might find an opportunity. I, for one, would be willing to pay a reasonable fee for this service.
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Old 10-17-2011, 09:15 PM   #2
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thats something that would be incredibly handy.

amazon sends me alerts about everything yet lord forbid theyre something useful like this....
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Old 10-17-2011, 09:57 PM   #3
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We apologize, but the Author Alerts website is no longer operating.
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Old 10-17-2011, 10:25 PM   #4
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Beats browsing through Fantastic Fiction checking manually. Shame it has closed
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Old 10-18-2011, 12:33 AM   #5
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If you list series you're following, FictFact will notify you of upcoming books, but I don't think it'll just send you anything by author....
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Old 10-18-2011, 04:41 AM   #6
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Beats browsing through Fantastic Fiction checking manually. Shame it has closed
Fantastic fiction used to notify you of new books if you subscribed to author feeds, didn't it? They also stopped doing so a while back but I'm not sure why. Found it extremely handy since I didn't know about authoralerts.
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Old 10-18-2011, 01:47 PM   #7
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I use the two book alert sites below:

1) http://www.book-buzzes.com/

2) http://www.newbookalerts.com/newbookalerts/Default.aspx

It takes a bit to set up, but I get e-mail notices for new books. Seems to work quite well for me, YMMV.

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Old 10-21-2011, 02:15 PM   #8
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Thanks for this Marilyn. I looked at both of them. Book-Buzzes seems to be just starting out and you can only choose from a few authors it seems. I moved on to New Book Alerts and it looks much closer to Author Alerts. I registered and it lets me log in but I never received the email it was supposed to send to validate me. I set up some authors and I will give it a few days to see if I receive any notifications.

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I use the two book alert sites below:

1) http://www.book-buzzes.com/

2) http://www.newbookalerts.com/newbookalerts/Default.aspx

It takes a bit to set up, but I get e-mail notices for new books. Seems to work quite well for me, YMMV.

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Old 10-22-2011, 10:48 PM   #9
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I registered and it lets me log in but I never received the email it was supposed to send to validate me. I set up some authors and I will give it a few days to see if I receive any notifications.
I had the same issue - with both sites.
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Old 01-03-2012, 06:52 AM   #10
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Author Alerts posted this message on their facebook page on December 16:

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Author Alerts is running again (hopefully for good). We've changed hosts and have resolved some of the other problems that brought the site down a while ago, but let us know if you see any issues as we try to iron out the final problems. One feature we added is the ability to filter your alerts on binding (for example, if you don't want to see Kindle releases or only want hardcover alerts). Go to your "Account" page to set this up.
... However, I am unable to make a new account due to "Could not send an e-mail to"
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Old 01-03-2012, 07:15 AM   #11
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Old 01-03-2012, 07:31 AM   #12
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... However, I am unable to make a new account due to "Could not send an e-mail to"
Thank you - just opened an account. Now need to work on getting an allowance of more than 10 authors.
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