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FictFact is Shutting Down

A reader has tipped me to the news that the FictFact service has shut down. (Thanks, Eric!) The company sent the following notice to users:

We recently lost our primary source of income, Amazon Associate sales. Due to a minor error on our part, we unknowingly had in infraction of their terms. We tried to appeal after we corrected the issue, but was not successful and they terminated our account. Over the years, we have had donations from our wonderful supporters, but it is not enough to cover our operating costs. We are extremely sad to have to close down the site after almost 10 years. Thank you for all your support over the years!!

Please login to download your book data as a CSV file before July 1, 2019.

I will confess that I have never heard of the site, but apparently it helped readers keep track of the release of new books in a series or by a specific author.

That sounds like something you can do with Amazon or Goodreads, doesn’t it?

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jdefgts May 21, 2019 um 11:21 am

This site will be missed. I have relied on FictTact for years. Since learning of the closing I have searched unsuccessfully for a site that can duplicate its functions. This looks like an opportunity for Amazon to easily set up a similar service. If they do not, Google could jump in and beat Amazon to the punch. I consistently used FictFact to place my book orders through Amazon. Some other bookseller will get my business if they duplicate this functionality.

Robert Bannister May 31, 2019 um 11:35 pm

There is nothing like Fictfact. I will miss it a great deal.

Gill Hart May 22, 2019 um 7:50 am

I too will miss them VERY much as they were really useful for keeping track of all the authors and series I follow

Eric May 22, 2019 um 11:34 am offers something fairly close to FictFact. Not quite the same, and not nearly as easy to navigate, but passable.

Search for a book in the series you’re curious about. Scroll down and look at the bottom right side of the page. There is a section "Other Books in the Series". Click that link and it takes you to a page listing the books of the series, in order.

Melissa May 23, 2019 um 9:14 am

What I’m going to miss is the calendar function. I could click on a date and see exactly what was coming out then. I used it extensively to plot when I’d be able to purchase books or start haunting BookBub for sale prices. I haven’t found another site that can duplicate this. 🙁

Jen May 23, 2019 um 11:32 am

Interesting that a site that does something similar to "Amazon or GoodReads (which Amazon owns)" has been shut down by Amazon. The Internet is becoming a monopoly…

Cathy Koch May 24, 2019 um 1:32 pm

NOOOOO! How will I keep track of which book to read next in a series? Who will tell me another book is coming out? I’ve depended on for years. Very sad.

Ana May 24, 2019 um 7:37 pm

The problem is getting to know of new releases, not every author updates Amazon or Goodreads, and they don’t always alert you of new books. In the past sometimes did it, but after being down for a lot of time, although they are up and running d again, they’re database is not very complete. What’s mostly working for me is, but I also get alerted when old books get new editions, so there’s a lot of false positives.

Anne May 29, 2019 um 12:33 pm has recently added some features that seem to do all that did. I haven’t played with it much but it seems to work well though I don’t find the interface as friendly as

Alison Maehrlein May 31, 2019 um 6:21 pm

Oh no….it was such a great site to keep me on track with the next book in a series. Looks like I’ll be going back to starting a book and realizing I’ve already read it. Hope somebody can pick up the slack. Haven’t found anything even close to being comparable.

Charlene Delaney June 5, 2019 um 9:06 am

This is terrible! I am going to miss FictFact so much! I like to read older series books and this was a great place to keep track of what to read next and what I’ve already read, in order. Super bummed!

Kelly Wong June 6, 2019 um 2:55 pm has a lot of similar features to fictfact (series lists, new books, favorite author emails).

If you have an export from FictFact, we can upload the books into the site for you.

Amy W June 11, 2019 um 11:20 pm

I’m game but don’t see how to upload FictFact csv. They have a bulk upload but it asks for only 200 in a certain format.

Michelle June 20, 2019 um 6:39 pm

I do not see how to upload the information

SoozB June 17, 2019 um 1:54 am

Please help me bring them back by adding to my petition at The link is

lionrose June 27, 2019 um 9:37 pm

I am devastated. I had over 300 series on fictfact. I have tried to make lists on some of the aforementioned sites here but I had to make my own lists and they were not sorted by author or by series. It was far simpler to follow fictfact’s existing lists and then mark each book off as it was read. Fictfact would show you a list of all your series and let you know which book you had up next in the series on the main page when you logged in. Goodreads does not work the same way at all. You have to add each book individually and they don’t alway fall in order. In fact, I found dozens of books listed for a series that has less than 20 books and even allowing for novellas and those little vignettes that authors write it was impossible to make sense.

Terri July 5, 2019 um 9:56 am

I too loved FictFact and missed the deadline to log in and download my history of books and authors… Now I have no other record of my series and history outside of my fictfact login.. I wish I would have known before July 1 🙁

Toni Well August 18, 2020 um 1:46 pm

I have the same issue. I had a TON of books on there. They should have at least left something there for us to print off our lists at least.

Veronica July 23, 2019 um 9:14 am

I will truly miss fictfact. It not only helped me keep up with all the series I read, but it also helped me keep up with the release dates of new books in a series. When I find a new series, it would list all the books so I can read the series in order. Gosh, I’m going to miss this.

Janice December 29, 2019 um 4:40 pm

I use to use fictfact but downloaded the app BookCrawler and it keeps tract of what I read. I doesn’t automatically tell you the next in a series.

Meels August 13, 2021 um 1:57 pm

Goodreads and Amazon do not track the series you’ve read and allow you to log in and see a list of upcoming releases to the new books in that series…in ALL of your series. You have to go in and remember to look at each series individually and look for new books. Who remembers every series they’ve read? At least for people like me that read 200+ books a year. Even if they do remember, looking them up one at a time is tedious. And, a lot of series on Amazon don’t show up very early. Not all authors do pre-orders for a good length of time, and they only show up on Amazon when they’re available for pre-order. Goodreads only shows them when the author or a "librarian" adds them. Maybe early, maybe well after the book has been released. Just depends on how on the ball the author/publisher/librarians are, and if they have the data.

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