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Embed PDF Plugin

wordpress pluginSometimes, you want to embed a PDF file directly into your webpage, the same way you embed images and video. The simply and aptly named Embed PDF plugin allows you to do this.

Here is an example of the plugin in action. As you can see, the page loads the pdf in the page itself. This saves you from the confusing “view vs download” standard of web pages hosting a file directly as a “myawesomesite.com/file.pdf” when you want to present one.

Maybe it’s a freebie or maybe it’s a copy of a brochure or a business card. One way or another, it’s cleaner and simpler to display it in the page surrounded by the rest of your site.

The plugin is powered by Google Docs, so the viewer comes with a zoom feature and a “pop out” feature that will take the user to a new tab if they want to, where they can view or download the file itself in their browser.

 

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Victor Davis is the author of one short story collection, Grains of Sand, and is publishing a second book, The Gingerbread Collection, in the spring of 2016. He shares his writing and reading adventures at his blog Mediascover. You can find him on FacebookTwitter, and Goodreads. His Books & Stories are available on AmazonApple iBooksSmashwords, and Barnes & Noble.

MyBookTable Plugin

MyBookTable is a designed to help authors boost book sales on sites like Amazon, iBooks, Kobo, and Barnes & Noble. Creating a clean and hassle free “books” page from scratch can be frustrating for authors. The MyBookTable plugin fixes that. It is an easy setup and an absolute must for any author, indie or traditional.

Its basic purpose is the ability to set up a store like this one:

MyBookTable WordPress Table

 

Notice, it’s really just a tailor-made list of books, not a “store” in the traditional sense. You set yourself up as an author, then set up each of your books’ profiles, and link each one using third party buy buttons like Smashwords and Amazon.

 

MyBookTable WordPress Table

 

There is a pro version, but I haven’t used it yet, so I can’t recommend it. Because this plugin was designed for authors, it is much more intuitive and out-of-the-box functional.

 

 

 

 

Find more writing and publishing tips at Nothing Any Good.

Victor Davis is the author of one short story collection, Grains of Sand, and is publishing a second book, The Gingerbread Collection, in the spring of 2016. He shares his writing and reading adventures at his blog Mediascover. You can find him on FacebookTwitter, and Goodreads. His Books & Stories are available on AmazonApple iBooksSmashwords, and Barnes & Noble.

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