PRESS RELEASE 4/2001|
Allreaders.com, the leading search engine for finding books on or off the internet, today announces a partnership with Random House, Inc. Random House has agreed to provide Allreaders with their latest published books to be cataloged and patterned into the Gordonator Precision Search Engine (GPSE) (tm), so readers can use our unique search functions to discover their many fine books and novels. Some Random House books will also be specially featured to the hundreds of thousands of avid readers who visit our site and use the GPSE.
"Allreaders.com offers an innovative and valuable new way to search for books. It's like no other search engine out there," says Don Hochstein, Online Marketing Manager for Random House, Inc.
The GPSE defines a book by dozens of elements--plots, plotlets and subplotlets, personality types of the main character, personality types of the main adversary, themes and subthemes, setting, kinds of dialogue, kinds of action, kinds of romance, kinds of suspense, and hundreds of other possible elements. Once a book is broken down into these discrete categories, it's searchable by these same discrete categories.
Example: If you're looking for a mystery novel with a main character who's a cynical, eccentric, but physically strong dentist in his 30's who lives in Sweden in the 1950's, has only a moderate amount of gore, has more than 50% action, involves death by drowning, and involves the themes of revenge and redemption, you can search our engine to find that exact kind of book.
No other site on the internet has such a detailed search facility. On those services, you can only search for a book largely by title and author--in effect, you can only search if you already know what you're looking for, leaving 99.99% of their databases off-limits to casual book-hunting.
Our engine for the first time permits people to "browse" by KIND of book they might like, even if they don't know title or author information. Not only will it increase sales of books, but it will help new authors be discovered. The GPSE is so finely detailed that there are separate engines for each genre--science fiction, mystery/thrillers, romance, literature, history, and biographies.
Our site has been mentioned in The New York Times, WIRED, USA Today, and other publications around the country. We've also been endorsed by celebrity authors Anne McCaffrey and Orson Scott Card. For a complete list of press mentions see our press page
If you're a publisher and would like to enter into a similar arrangement with us, contact us!