This solution enables you to remove the link from the featured image, title and button output by the Genesis Author Pro Featured Book
Author Pro Tutorials
Tutorials for customizing & modifying the Author Pro child theme by StudioPress. The tutorials also enable you to add custom functionality and styling to this theme. The code is guaranteed to work as shown in the demo images and videos. Installation of all code as well as support for PHP code is provided for members.
This code, added to your child theme, enables you to add buttons to each book on any of the taxonomy archive pages used in Author Pro.
I was asked by a member to add a header image to the Author Pro theme by StudioPress which is why i wrote this post. ( Copy of support email