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Fiction DB Is Now Free

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:

  • Advertising Free
  • Organizing tools such as a bookshelf, wishlist, archive and bookstore
  • Ratings for the books
  • Advanced search
  • Tagging
  • Mobile access
  • Improved layout (faster access)

You can sign up for a free three day trial. Annual subscriptions cost $29.99.

Jane Litte is the founder of Dear Author, a lawyer, and a lover of pencil skirts. She self publishes NA and contemporaries (and publishes with Berkley and Montlake) and spends her downtime reading romances and writing about them. Her TBR pile is much larger than the one shown in the picture and not as pretty. You can reach Jane by email at jane @ dearauthor dot com


  1. Rebecca J
    May 23, 2008 @ 00:34:32

    I just looked up Nora Roberts’ bibliography. Fiction DB has her at 164 titles published since 1981.

    Stephanie Laurence: 37 since 1992.

    Loretta Chase: 17 since 1989.

    This is fun…

  2. Fiordiligi
    May 23, 2008 @ 04:21:09

    FictionDB is without doubt a great source, I have been using it for years. However, during that time I have also come upon quite a number of mistakes, especially where the genre and time period was concerned.

  3. Danielle
    May 23, 2008 @ 05:26:06

    Thanks for letting us know, I love this website to look up books by authors.

  4. Sarah Frantz
    May 23, 2008 @ 05:26:17

    I love that Nora Roberts is the default example in the search window!

  5. katiebabs
    May 23, 2008 @ 07:49:28

    OMG I am so happy! Now I can find even more books for my growing TBR pile.
    Hmmm maybe this isn’t a good idea for me. LOL

  6. Stephanie Z.
    May 23, 2008 @ 08:32:44

    Thank you so much! Now I have an easy way to find/track new releases, rather than begging Amazon for the information.

  7. Kay Webb Harrison
    May 23, 2008 @ 14:32:38

    I started subscribing to Fiction DB in early 2007. I love this site. I have entered all the books that I recorded on paper that I have read.
    The lists for series romances are a great source. Every book that I had read is not in the database, but I can email the site about them.

    I have contacted the administrators about errors. They have followed up very efficiently.


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