Check & validate authors and titles

Lit-X Check & validate authors and titles provides you with an author- and title-centric view into the international book markets of the United States and Germany. It provides a unique perspective on developing content trends and unparalleled transparency on titles, authors, and publishers.

Lit-X Check & validate authors and titles allows you to simply insert an author (you consider signing) and receive tailored data to assess their suitability for you. This includes their portfolio of published titles including success assessment, how frequently they are mentioned on social media, their own social media followers, and the volume of online searches for them. You can do the same with any title you would like to check & validate. The same functionality can be used to check & challenge proposals from agents, enabling you to start a well-informed discussion about suitability, and alternative candidates.

You can get multiple tasks done with the same use case

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The tool offers convenient features to save time

Save different views

Once set filters can be saved in individual views. This allows you to define various applications for yourself which you can easily access with one click. You can jump between views, e.g., "Find German TikTok bookfluencers in Romance" and "Find American Youtube bookfluencers in Young Adult"

Subscribe to updates

You can define e-mail subscriptions for any view you saved. The e-mail contains a PDF or screenshot of the dashboard with your selected view. You can choose how often you want to receive those subscription e-mails and manage them at any time. This helps you to get a quick overview "has anything changed"? And if so, jump into the tool to dive deeper.

Share with colleagues

You can share any saved view with other licensed colleagues to collaborate on a project. Start a data-driven conversation, provide argumentation for a request or help them out with their own assignments.

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Data scope

We constantly extend our data scope. Depending on the data type, the scope may vary marginally. Currently, we cover the following data scope: 

  • Countries: Germany, United States
  • Titles: All titles generally available
  • Authors: All authors generally available
  • Genres: Children's, Crime, Literature & Fiction, Mystery & Detective, Romance, Science Fiction & Fantasy, Teen & Young Adult, Thriller; all genres are limited to story-telling sub-genres, excluding, e.g., educational materials
  • Genres hierarchy: We provide a three-level genre hierarchy that is adjusted to industry standards across providers and can be individualized in a Custom use case: 
    • Level 1, e.g., "Thrillers"
    • Level 2, e.g., "Thrillers - Supernatural"
    • Level 3, e.g., "Thrillers - Supernatural - Vampires"
  • Data types: Publisher, author, author gender, title, topic, various success metrics, ratings, reviews, price, product variants, popularity (custom use cases include many additional data types depending on individual request)
  • Sources: We collect data from dozens of sources including but not limited to major online shops, review communities, agent communities, individual publishers, distributors, agent and author pages, social media platforms, text aggregators, and industry associations. 
  • Updates: Data is generally updated once per month. Social Media data is updated continuously, aiming for weekly updates. 

    Data quality

    Our data runs through an extensive quality control process. We capture all potential issues in an automated and reliable way. Issues addressed are constantly being updated, since we continuously increase our data quality further, dive deeper into the data and explore more use cases.

    Common issues include misspellings (e.g., Stefen King), different ways of writing names (e.g., H. P. Lovecraft vs. HP Lovecraft), data gaps in our input sources (e.g., no price available), wrong data in our input sources (e.g., miss categorized: "The Gift" in "Gift books" instead of "Thriller"), and many more.  

        Data visualization

        To give access to our data and visualize it, we use a tool called "Tableau"

        Tableau is a well-established tool for precisely our purpose; it focuses on easy handling, a self-explanatory user experience, and provides a lot of helpful material. 

        We guarantee that everyone who can use a computer can use and understand Tableau. 

        Should you struggle - we are here to help, just shoot us a message. 

        Also, there is a lot of guided courses ranging from general introductions to solutions to specific problems available: 


              • Updates are generally done on a monthly basis
              • Updates imply a data pull from all available sources
              • Updated data doesn't overwrite previous data but is appended to it, building a transparent timeline and adding value to the data
              • Social media data is continuously updated, aiming for a weekly update circle

                  Success definition

                  We define "success" as a multi-layered metric that is user-centric and consists of two main aspects:
                  • It includes a reader perception component that measures how well a book is received by the readership based on ratings and reviews
                  • It includes an approximation of actual sales based on price, number and value of ratings, reviews, bestseller list entries, and more

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                        • Sold books

                          Start selling through the right bookfluencers.


                          Stop wondering whether or not bookfluencer marketing could be a way to go for your next titles or to reactivate your backlist. Stop guessing which influencers could reach the right audience with enough reach and engagement.


                          Start driving your book sales through hiring the right bookfluencers and track how impactful the investment was in order to optimize your selection continuously.

                        • Robust decisions

                          Talk facts not fractual and individual perceptions.


                          Stop sharing individual opinions that are based on personal social media feeds influenced my personal web-behavior. Stop making business decisions based on the 5% of information you can manually collect in a realistic timeframe.


                          Start using current, complete, structured and searchable social media data to make your decisions. Form an educated opinion and then take robust decisions.

                        • Time saving

                          Use the tool for 15 minutes instead of spending an hour on social media.


                          Stop randomly browsing social media platforms, trying to navigate them with poorly managed hashtags or video descriptions. Stop consuming irrelevant content in hopes of understanding trends, bookfluencers or finding author/title mentions.


                          Start targetedly working with tailored data that helps you to answer your questions. And then use our direct video links to consume only relevant content.

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                        Purchasing any Lit-X use case provides you with: 

                        • Access to the use case-specific dashboard via the Lit-X website anytime, from anywhere
                        • All data updates conducted within your subscription period, e.g., monthly updates of all data
                        • Any updates, additions, improvements to the use case-specific dashboard, e.g., new filters, improved design & UX, or new data points
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                        Base price: 250€ / month = 3,000€ / year incl. one seat. Each additional seat costs additional 100€ / month = 1,200€ / year.  

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                        2 4,200 EUR 350 EUR 175 EUR
                        3 5,400 EUR 450 EUR 150 EUR
                        4 6,600 EUR 550 EUR 137 EUR
                        5 7,800 EUR 650 EUR 130 EUR
                        >5 upon request upon request upon request

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