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The Gordonator Precision Search Engine
By Regina Pounds
Last edited: Tuesday, May 03, 2011
Posted: Thursday, August 30, 2001



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About a unique search engine, created for authors and readers alike...fascinating website

Quote from the inventor of a new (patent-pending) literary search engine: "I got up one morning and realized it was pretty difficult to find new authors I liked...I noticed that unless a book was a "top 20" book, it wasn't browsable on Amazon.com et al...New authors had trouble getting discovered, and even established authors had trouble expanding their reach." --Steve Gordon at AllReaders.com -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- A few weeks ago, I opened an e-mail from an unknown sender. Risky behaviour? Yes, but with wonderful results. Mr. Steve Gordon, graduate of Yale University and from Harvard Law School, had troubled himself to solicit my help. In his search for writers, he had found me. :) Within minutes, I had not only visited his website, but become intrigued enough to volunteer... I now am a Scholar at AllReaders.com. Serendipity? With two print-on-demand novels to promote, I had been wondering: how on earth are readers going to select books to buy when so many new ways of publishing allow so many new authors to market their work? How is anyone going to find my books when neither their titles nor my name are well known? As the author of ten novels - mostly Science Fiction - Mr. Gordon also wondered. To him, the problem begged for a solution. He knew what to do: he invented a search engine driven by 2,000 literary criteria...volunteers helped to provide the data about books they had read in three categories...a fourth in the making. I seized the opportunity. Within ten minutes I had filled out a Romance questionnaire about my Regency novel, Lord Eaglebeak. Mr. Gordon even provided me with a chance to link to the spot where my book can be bought. I had so much fun, I submitted several reviews of some of my favorite books...including, naturally, my own, Theo's Ghost. (You'll find it under the Literature Category.) Readers will be able to specify their preferences about plot, theme, protagonist, setting, violence, romance...and many more details they'd like to find in a book. Mr. Gordon launched his website AllReaders.com in July, 2000. The patent for his invention -- The Gordonator Precision Search Engine -- is pending. On behalf of readers and writers alike, my thanks go out to Mr. Gordon. I am happy to invite everyone to check out his terrific new site. copyright 2000 Regina Pounds  

 

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Reviewed by Joyce Bowling 10/2/2006
Thank you so much...you are a true inspiration and a wonderful help.
Blessings,
Joyce Bowling
Reviewed by A Serviceable Villain 12/3/2004
Regina,

Thanks for sharing this great information - well done ... Bravo!!

Best wishes,

Robert
Reviewed by m j hollingshead 3/19/2003
interesting
Reviewed by tess marcin 10/23/2002
Gina, you are a lady full of surprises!!!
This is a site that draws one in and also may lead to something.Thanks for sharing.
tess
Reviewed by Hanley Harding 11/23/2001
Dear Regina;

This is fascinating (and quite possibly, lucrative) information. Thanks for posting it.

Hanley

Reviewed by Victoria Murray 10/29/2001
Very informative and well worth reading...
Victoria
Reviewed by Janet Caldwell 9/29/2001
Gina, thank you dear one. Janet
Reviewed by Loit Overstreet 9/3/2001
To Regina Pounds:

This is good info thanks... would appreciate a critique or your impression of my site. Any suggestions to make it better are welcome. Thanks again!

Loit
Reviewed by Theresa Koch 8/31/2001
I will have to check it out!

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