Similar Authors offers a database of authors with the intention of helping readers locate authors with similar styles. Built from information collected via libraries, research and reader input, a visitor to the website can find a related author by entering the name of an author into the search tool.
The site, which seeks to promote reading, features an author on its home page and lists related authors below. Visitors to the site have the opportunity to rate an author based on his similarity with the featured author.
Next to each similar author, the site places a quick search link via an icon in the form of a spade. The site also allows visitors to note authors missing from the database and provides links to biographies of each included author, including a list of books written. A list of popular searches based on reader input also features prominently on the site.
Similar Authors also links to related Web pages, such as BarnesandNoble.com's new releases section and the website A To Z Fiction, a database of fictional works categorized by various themes.
Similar Authors also provides its contact information on its website and claims to read all emails sent to them, attempting to answer all inquiries within two business days.