Friday, November 14, 2008

Blazing fast synopsis search

How many e-mails have I received over the years with errors when you try to do a complicated synopsis search? Too many to count, let me tell you you. Well those days are over. Yesterday we installed some new software and now synopsis searches are blazing fast! Well, maybe not blazing, but way better than before. We do have more than 70,000 synopses to go through. Before today, a complicated search could take up to a minute to give you results. Today, results are coming back within 5 seconds. How cool is that?

2 comments:

Colleen K. said...

As always, you continue to make fictiondb.com better and better and better for us!

I'm a synopsis search junkie. I participate in several romance reader forums and love it when others ask for help in identifying a book.

Sometimes they have just the barest shred of recall about the theme, characters, etc. Once, all that was remembered was the publisher, branding/category, and what the cover looked like (that one required a stroll through your cover images).

I love it when I can provide the correct title/author and point them to fictiondb.com (you always get attribution... it's only fair).

Thank you so much for all you do!

BTW, also saw your mention about books that changed your life... Ditto on the Kiersey/Bates book. INXJ here. :-)

Anonymous said...

Hi everyone! I don't know where to start but hope this site will be useful for me.
Hope to receive any help from you if I will have some quesitons.
Thanks and good luck everyone! ;)