Fiction DB, a one stop resource of authors, titles, publication dates, and even purchasing, is free. FictionDB used to cost money to see entire backlists of authors and take advantage of its 200,000+ book database. As of Tuesday, May 20, 2008, the entire database is free. This site contains a comprehensive backlist of over 50,000 authors. It tracks upcoming releases.
There is still a subscription service that offers the following services:
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- Organizing tools such as a bookshelf, wishlist, archive and bookstore
- Ratings for the books
- Advanced search
- Mobile access
- Improved layout (faster access)
You can sign up for a free three day trial. Annual subscriptions cost $29.99.