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We have new edit options for your reviews, posts and tags on BookLikes

It's high time for a new feature for your blog on BookLikes! We've received many requests concerning editing your posts and tags, and following your suggestions we're happy to introduce a smart looking table of content of your blog and new editing options. Let's start!

 

When you go to the Blog view (choose Blog from the upper menu), you'll notice a new button, called Mass edit posts and tags. 

 

 

Click it to see the table of content of your blog's posts that can be sorted and filtered according to your preferences, and edited. 

 

 

The Post mass editor page presents all your posts (published, drafts, to publish) that can be sorted according to the post type (text, photo, url, video, quote, review), viewed on blog and edited anytime (click edit on the right). 

 

If you want to find posts from a given time period enter the dates and click show. You can also add various search options, e.g.: text posts published between April 1 and April 16 with a BookLikes tag.

 

When you select all parameters, in the example above: post type, post status, dates, tag, click Show - the post mass editor page will show you the posts which correspond to your parameters.

 

 

You can also select posts (mark checkboxes on the left) and mass delete posts and edit your tags in these posts (add new tags OR remove tags). 

 

 

If you want to reset the search options, change all parameters to "0" and click Show. The page will present all your posts and tags. 

 

Have a look at the Mass editor know-how poster with a short characteristic of all options. Click the image to enlarge. 

 

Click to enlarge the view of the know-how guidelines.

Thank You! Thanks to you BookLikes made it to the stage at The Next Web Conference! See you in Amsterdam

Holy Cow! We did it. No. You did it! Thank you so much for your support and your votes. 

 

BookLikes has been chosen as one of the 75 most promising European startups and will present its story on stage during The Next Web Conference in Amsterdam next week! Yippee! You can view the full list of 75 startups here

 

 

You are incredible! All we can do now is a HAPPY DANCE and saying loud and warm THANK YOU :-)

 

Last chance to vote for BookLikes

Dear all,

 

it is the last two hours until the vote at The Next Web close at 5 pm CET. We still need your support . You know what to do!

 

We’d love you to join us at The London Book Fair - grab a free invitation now!

The London Book Fair

One of the biggest book fairs will take place 14-16 April in London and BookLikes is going to be there, so can you.

 

We got 10 special invitations to share with our users. No Facebook contest, no weird questions - we’d simply like to take you with us to The London Book Fair!

 

As the number of the invites is limited, only 10 first BookLikes users to ask for one in a commentary section below this post will get the free pass.

 

This year, London Book Fairs moved to Kensington Olympia. New iconic venue in the very heart of the UK's capital, as well as, more than 25,000 professional visitors from more than 124 countries can really excite.

 

Here you can meet anyone who is involved within the creative industry. A lot of visitors are authors, talent scouts, editors, designers, digital gurus, all walk the floor, meeting, talking, observing, discovering. The London Book Fair is known to be one of the biggest events in the industry.

 

Are you from London or visiting in April between 14-16? Let us know you’d like an invitation to The London Book Fair now. Ohh… come by to say hello once you’re there, we’re at stand 3A27.

 

Can’t wait to see you in London!

Now you can synchronize your BookLikes and Tumblr blogs, how cool is that!

Synchronize your BookLikes and Tumblr blogs

We were extremely happy to discover that our recent release of BookLikes -> Blogger synchronization brought up so many positive comments and feedback. You already know our Team good enough to know that we don't rest on our laurels, we've decided to keep up the momentum and prepared a new synchronization option. Now it's high time to connect your BookLikes not only with your social media, Goodreads, Kindle, and Blogger but also your Tumblr blog!

 

The procedure of synchronizing your blogs on BookLikes and Tumblr is very similar to the one for BookLikes->Blogger sync and is based on e-mail publishing address. Don't worry, well present a step by step instruction hot to connect your two blogs to share your writing across the web. 

 

 

4 Steps to Synchronize your Tumblr blog with your BookLikes webpage

(BookLikes -> Tumblr)

 

1. Go to your Tumblr settings where you'll find an e-mail address generated for your account in the Post by Email sector. 

 

 

You may want to e-mail this address to you. You can also reset the e-mail address any time in your Tumblr's settings. 

 

2. Copy the Tumblr's e-mail and go to your BookLikes Settings/Blog.

 

Paste the e-mail address in the Publish via email / publish on Tumblr sector. Remember to Save your BookLikes Settings. 

 

 

 

 

3. Write a review, or any other kind of post: text, photo post, quote, video. Then mark Tumblr icon (green = active) and publish the post on both of your blogs. 

 

 

 

4. Your post will be publish on your BookLikes and Tumblr blogs.

 


On BookLikes

 

On Tumblr

 

The posts will be cross posted according to the post types. Some basic formatting should also be applied to your Tumblr post automatically. Bare in mind, however, that some differences in the post’s look can happen because of different blog themes and synchronization restrictions. Some minor delays in the publication time may also occur.

 

 

If you have missed our recent post about synchronization features, here's a short reminder about all sync options available for your BookLikes account: 

 

 

Synchronize your Blogger blog with your BookLikes webpage (BookLikes -> Blogger)

If you have a Blogger blog and would like to share your posts on BookLikes and Blogger this new synchronization feature is for you! To make it easier we’ve prepared a special option which allows you to synchronize your blogs and post to your BookLikes and Blogger with one click.

 

Set your Blogger e-mail address in your Blogger blog's settings and paste the Blogger e-mail into your BookLikes Settings. Then mark Blogger icon when writing a review and publish a post to your two blogs. Read more in our blog post.

 

 

Share your reviewsBookLikes and Your Social Media (Facebook, Twitter)

You can cross post links to your texts to your Facebook and Twitter profiles by connecting your social media profiles in Settings and activating social icons in the writing box (green = active). Read more in our blog post.

 

 

 

BookLikes and Your Goodreads

You can also synchronize your Goodreads and BookLikes accounts. The sync can be switched on in Settings/Import -- when connecting open your Goodreads page in the second tab and authorize the app, only then the synchronization will be switched on.

 

BookLikes -> Goodreads synchronization allows you to update your shelf, post reviews, add ratings and shelves. The synchronization works one way from BookLikes TO Goodreads, this means that when you add a book to your BookLikes shelf, post a reviews on your BL blog, add/edit rating starts or add a new shelf all those activities will be mirrored on your Goodreads account.

 

The BookLikes -> Goodreads synchronization works only one way and cannot be performed for your past activities.

 

Goodreads synchronization is a different mechanism than book import of a csv file from Goodreads. We recommend switching on the BookLikes -> Goodreads synchronization after the book import is completed. Read more in our blog post



BookLikes and Your Kindle

The synchronization with your Kindle lets you post your reading progress updated on your BookLikes blog straight from your Kindle. Switch on the connection inSettings/General -- first connect your twitter account and switch on the Kindle synchronization.

 

To post on BookLikes via the Kindle follow the schemes  "...%"    or    "...% and your comment".

Have a look at the examples:

 

* If you write and share percent only, e.g.:     10%     on your Twitter from your Kindle, your book progress will be updated on your BookLikes Shelf.

 

** If you write and share percent and your comment, e.g.:     10% so far I love it!     on your Twitter from your Kindle, your book progress will be updated on your BookLikes Shelf and a post with "Reading progress updated" and your comment will be published on your BookLikes blog.

Read more in our blog post.

 

P.S.

Remember to vote for BookLikes and help us get on the stage at TNWEurope and present BookLikes story to people who share the same passion for innovation and technology as we do. BookLikes was shortlisted to take part in the Boost programme which is dedicated to most promising startups in the new technologies industry.

 

Click to vote for

 

 

Voting will end on Friday April 10 at 17:00 CET so there's not much time left. We are calling for your votes to get us selected for the final 75 that will be allowed to pitch in front of jury!

 

This is could be once in a lifetime opportunity to expose our ideas to experts  to gain feedback and funding. We are counting on your votes. We appreciate all your help and support. Thank you :-) 

 

This is an urgent call for all BookLikes users

 

Please, vote for BookLikes in this survey and share our message.

 

We created BookLikes and gave you a platform where you can read, write and share all reading experiences with people of similar interests. Now we need your votes to help us get on the stage at TNWEurope and present this story to people who share the same passion for innovation and technology as we do.

 

At the end of April we are going to be at The Next Web Conference in Amsterdam. BookLikes was shortlisted to take part in the Boost programme which is dedicated to most promising startups in the new technologies industry. We are calling for your votes to get us selected for the final 75 that will be allowed to pitch in front of jury! The time is precious as the poll will only last for 3 days. Voting will start today Wednesday April 8, at 14:00 CET and will end on Friday April 10 at 17:00 CET.

 

Click to vote for

 

 

This is could be once in a lifetime opportunity to expose our ideas to experts feedback and funding we are counting on your votes!

BookLikes is giving you new tools to explore your Book Clubs experience

We were delighted to learn that Book Clubs are becoming a new big thing on BookLikes! This is why we’ve spent some time brainstorming how to enhance its settings so that your heated discussions can run smoother!

 

Deciding what your next big Book Club discussion is going to be about is crucial, but there is so many options out there that, at the time, its seems impossible to choose. This is why we are introducing a new voting tool that will help you to discover the preferences of your club members.

 

Now, if you are the Book Club Administrator, you'll be able to start a public voting for the next book and this is how you set it all up:

 

Go to your Club tab and choose edit

 

Scroll down and at the bottom of the page you will see Public voting for next book option. Select Yes if you’d like to start a voting. Remember to save any changes.

 

 

The results will appear once you move to Next Book tab. Club members can add and remove their votes by clicking the right button.

 

 

Conveniently, all the Club members will find a search box at the bottom of the page, books can be tracked by Title, Author, ISBN, ASIN and tag.

 

 

This isn’t the only new arrival today though. Now, you will be also able to decide which notifications, if any at all, you’d like to receive about the new club members.

 

 

This option will appear in the Club tab and you may decide to receive notifications:

 

    all = e-mail and notification on BookLikes

    notifications only = only notifications on BookLikes

    none = no e-mails, no notifications

 

Enjoy your Book Clubs and if you do not belong to any, why not joining our BookLikes flagship Books to Movie one? We're discussing Gone Girl at the moment.

 

 

We’re deciding between Forest Gump and Solaris next, what do you say? If it's none of these, why not adding a choice of your own, share your ideas for the next read with our Book Club.

BookLikes Team is Growing - Welcome Dominika to the BookLikes team :-)

As BookLikes continuous to grow, naturally so does our staff. Please meet Dominika, our new Marketing Manager who will help us expand BookLikes' reach and discover new literary lands! :-)

 

 

Please help us welcome Dominika :-) 

 

Hello Booklikers!

As today is my first day in our booklikes hub I was pleased to meet the lovely team here and now I am looking forward to get to know all of you. Oh and… this isn’t an April Fools joke, I’m planing on hanging around for a while!

 

 

You know the rest of our team, Daniel and Paweł in the background are BookLikes' software engineers who make all those awesome things for Thursday releases, you can mail Kate who is our community manager with any question, and David, who recently is a photography freak, created BookLikes with his wife, Joanna.  

 

Have a wonderful day! :-)

Synchronize Blogger blog with your BookLikes webpage

 

So many activities, so little time. There are times when you don’t have time or possibility to blog and stay active on all your platforms and social media. Your preferences also matters, for example you love your BookLikes webpage but you have a second blog on other platform you got used to and don’t want to get rid of it. Now you can connect your two blogs and publish on both. Don’t forget you can take advantage of other synchronization on BookLikes: with your social media, your Goodreads account and Kindle e-reader.

 

If you have a Blogger blog and would like to share your posts on BookLikes and Blogger this new synchronization feature is for you! To make it easier we’ve prepared a special option which allows you to synchronize your blogs and post to your BookLikes and Blogger with one click. Here’s how.



7 Steps to Synchronize your Blogger blog with your BookLikes webpage

(BookLikes -> Blogger)

 

1. Go to your Blogger blog’s Settings. Choose Mobile and e-mail tab.

 

2. Fill up the blogger e-mail address. Add secret/unique words in this address and choose Publish immediately if you wish to publish a blog post online.

 

3. Save Settings in your Blogger blog’s Settings.

 

 

4. Go to your BookLikes Settings/Blog and add the blogger address. This is really crucial as the ability to cross post depends on it. Make sure to add the same e-mail address as the one in your Blogger’s settings. Thanks to this secret e-mail you’ll be able to post from BookLikes to your Blogger blog.

 

5. Save Settings in your BookLikes Settings.

 

 

6. Write a post and mark Blogger icon (green = active) to publish the post and review on both of your blogs.

 

 

7. Post your text, it will be published on BookLikes and Blogger.

 

 

On BookLikes

 

 

On Blogger

 

Your BookLikes blog post title will be your post's title on the Blogger blog. The text will be cross posted including the images and links. Some basic formatting should be also applied to your Blogger post automatically, including rating stars. Bare in mind, however, that some differences in the post’s look can happen because of different blog themes and synchronization restrictions. Some minor delays may also occur.

 

Synchronizations with other platforms are in progress.



Do you remember about other synchronizations on BookLikes?

 

BookLikes and Your Social Media (Facebook, Twitter)

You can cross post links to your texts to your Facebook and Twitter profiles by connecting your social media profiles in Settings and activating social icons in the writing box (green = active).

 

 

BookLikes and Your Goodreads

You can also synchronize your Goodreads and BookLikes accounts. The sync can be switched on in Settings/Import -- when connecting open your Goodreads page in the second tab and authorize the app, only then the synchronization will be switched on.

 

BookLikes -> Goodreads synchronization allows you to update your shelf, post reviews, add ratings and shelves. The synchronization works one way from BookLikes TO Goodreads, this means that when you add a book to your BookLikes shelf, post a reviews on your BL blog, add/edit rating starts or add a new shelf all those activities will be mirrored on your Goodreads account.

 

The BookLikes -> Goodreads synchronization works only one way and cannot be performed for your past activities.

 

Goodreads synchronization is a different mechanism than book import of a csv file from Goodreads. We recommend switching on the BookLikes -> Goodreads synchronization after the book import is completed.



BookLikes and Your Kindle

The synchronization with your Kindle lets you post your reading progress updated on your BookLikes blog straight from your Kindle. Switch on the connection in Settings/General -- first connect your twitter account and switch on the Kindle synchronization.

 

To post on BookLikes via the Kindle follow the schemes  "...%"    or    "...% and your comment".

Have a look at the examples:

 

* If you write and share percent only, e.g.:     10%     on your Twitter from your Kindle, your book progress will be updated on your BookLikes Shelf.

 

** If you write and share percent and your comment, e.g.:     10% so far I love it!     on your Twitter from your Kindle, your book progress will be updated on your BookLikes Shelf and a post with "Reading progress updated" and your comment will be published on your BookLikes blog.

10 Facts You Didn't Know About J.R.R. Tolkien

Today is Tolkien Reading Day!

 

This special day has been launched by the Tolkien Society in 2003 and is held annually on 25th March. Tolkien Reading Day's mission is to encourage fans to celebrate and promote the life and works of J.R.R. Tolkien by reading favorite works.

 

What will you be reading today?

 

 

10 Interesting Facts About J.R.R. Tolkien

 

1. Full name of J.R.R. Tolkien is John Ronald Reuel Tolkien (pron.: Tol-keen; equal stress on both syllables), Ronald to family and friends. His surname is of German origin and meas foolishly brave, or stupidly clever - sometimes he used the pseudonym Oxymore which refer to the name's  origin.

 

 

 

2. Tolkien was born in South Africa where he was kidnapped. When being a toddler in South Africa Tolkien has been "kidnapped" by one of the African servants. The servant thought Tolkien was a cute and a beautiful child and he wanted to show a toddler to his family. Tolkien was returned to his family next day. Tolkien grew up in England where he, his mother and brother moved when he was four. 

 

 

 

3. One of the vivid memory from South Africa was a huge hairy spider that bit Tolkien when he was a child, this experience could be an inspiration for deadly spiders in his later writing.

 

Image via Tolkien Gateway

 

 

4. Tolkien was talented for languages. He mastered Latin, Greek, Gothic, Welsh, Finnish... It is said he knew over 30 languages and created several of his own.

Image via Tolkien Gateway

 

 

5. The character of Gandalf was inspired by "Berggeist" (mountain spirit) created by the German artist Josef Madelener. The postcard with the illustration of an old man in a strange hat was spotted by Tolkien in Switzerland in 1911 during a student trip.

 

 

 

6. In 1920s Tolkien co-founded the Viking Club - the society where he, his professor colleagues and students read old Norse sagas, translate them into Old English and Gothic, entertained and drink beer.

 

 

7. Tolkien wrote illustrated letters to his children as if from Santa Clause. This resulted in The Father Christmas Letters published in 1976.

 

Images via Letters of Note

 

 

8. The first sentence of Hobbit was invented by Tolkien while grading student's papers. When he spotted a blank page where and answer to a question should have been provided he wrote "In a hole in the ground there lived a hobbit" as an impulse.

 

Images via Tolkien Gateway

 

9. Middle-earth comes from the Old English language middangeard what was an ancient expression for the everyday world between Heaven and Hell.

 

 

10. Hobbit was published thanks to a 10 year old boy's review, the publisher's son, who convinced his father that the story was good enough for children aged 5 and 9.

 

 

 

J.R.R. Tolkien - John Ronald Reuel Tolkien was an English writer, poet, philologist, and university professor, best known as the author of the classic high fantasy works The Hobbit, The Lord of the Rings, and The Silmarillion.

He served as the Rawlinson and Bosworth Professor of Anglo-Saxon and Fellow of Pembroke College, Oxford, from 1925 to 1945 and Merton Professor of English Language and Literature and Fellow of Merton College, Oxford from 1945 to 1959. He was at one time a close friend of C. S. Lewis—they were both members of the informal literary discussion group known as the Inklings. Tolkien was appointed a Commander of the Order of the British Empire by Queen Elizabeth II on 28 March 1972... more
 
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BookLikes is Growing: Scheduled Maintenance on Thursday

BookLikes is growing

We're extremely happy to see that BookLikes community is growing so fast. BookLikes has became a hub for book lovers from all around the world showing that the passion for reading and reviewing bonds and creates close relationships, and is perfect for global community.

 

We've launched the redesigned BookLikes to public in 2013, introduced nearly 100 Thursday releases since then and gathered tens of thousands members, growing every week. We're blown away with this success (!) but this remarkable achievement couldn't have been done without you: readers, reviewers, bloggers, authors and publishers -- thanks to your engagement we're developing and improving on daily basis making BookLikes the best place for all book lovers. Your satisfaction is the ultimate measure of BookLikes' performance and a sign of fulfilled expectations and trust. This success is also your success!

 

This incredible growth brought big smiles on the BookLikes Team's faces and was a trigger to perform big changes. For your convenience we're moving to brand new high performance servers which are bigger, faster and will ensure further development and growth of BookLikes. They will also allow us to work better with a growing number of the community -- so hands on keyboards and prepare the invitations -- we're ready to welcome all your friends and family on BookLikes :-)

 

The server relocation is a complex process which needs time, for this reason BookLikes will be down for maintenance on Thursday. We'll make the process as fast as possible, however, the move can take up to 9 hours as it's a serious undertaking and needs to be performed with the utmost caution and attention.

 

The maintenance will start at 5:30 am UTC on Thursday 26 March, 2015. Please remember that this time will vary to your time zones.

 

All your shelves, books, reviews, posts and webpages will be safe and secure, they will be alive on new servers on Thursday afternoon/evening. Thursday will be a special day of dual release: new server's performance and new Thursday feature. We're looking forward to both of these!

 

Thank you for being with us :-)

How to Personalize Your Bookshelf?

 

A man's bookcase will tell you everything

you'll ever need to know about him.

Walter Mosley

 

Bookshelf is a special place for a book lover. It's a place where one loves to hang around, relax, plan but also challenge oneself, research, analyze and organize. Now you can personalize your bookshelf on BookLikes with new options in your shelf table view.

 

Here's what to do to know more about books you read and shelve.

 

Your table view has received new options which can be viewed in bookshelf settings.

 

Here you can choose how your shelf table view should look like, you can select new columns, hide and show book information and stick to the data you need the most. 

 

 

Here are the new options of your shelf table view, all columns are optional and can be edited any time in your shelf settings.

 

 

The new columns will be added to your shelf table view. You can change the layout of the table view anytime.

 

 

These new options are available only in your admin view, no changes will be added to your shelf on your public blog. 

 

Shelf options

Those of you who don't remember all the shelf features please have a look at our post Your Shelf from A to Z where we share and describe the bookshelf features in the cover and table view.  

 

Happy Friday the 13th! Again. Meet Good Luck Black Cats

Reblogged from BookLikes:

It's Friday the 13th! Again! It's perfect time to remind you good luck black cats :)

 

Whether you believe in Friday 13th bad luck or not, we wish you all the best and all the luck. Btw, we think the superstition about the bad luck black cats was made up by the white cats' gang. Just look at those pics!

 

Stamp your feet via Lenore on BookLikes 

 

Reading lesson via Lenore on BookLikes 

 

The Sleepyhead via Tina Sandevska on BookLikes

 

Smart one via

 

Just sitting via 

 

 

and sitting via

 

and still sitting via

 

Come, sit by via

 

Mark Twain’s vintage cat Bambino via

 

Lucky 13 via

 

Comma cat via Tina Sandevska on BookLikes 

 

 

And if you wish to read some cat books have a look at the collection of several reads featuring cats found by Kagama -The Literaturevixen.

 

     

 

Happy Friday the 13th and good luck! ;-)

 

P.S. Watch out! Zombie kittens are waiting. 

furry zombies via Musings of NerdyNatasha on BookLikes 

 

 

Originally posted on BookLikes Blog: December 13, 2013, updated June 13, 2014. 

Terry Pratchett in Quotes

Beloved fantasy author Terry Pratchett has died at the age of 66. He will be very much missed but not forgotten. Have a look at some of Terry Pratchett's most inspirational quotes - fill up your mind with writer's words and your shelves with his incredible books. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Terry Pratchett sold his first story when he was fifteen, which earned him enough money to buy a second-hand typewriter. His first novel, a humorous fantasy entitled The Carpet People, appeared in 1971 from the publisher Colin Smythe. Terry worked for many years as a journalist and press officer, writing in his spare time and publishing a number of novels, including his first Discworld novel, The Color of Magic, in 1983... more
 
Guards! Guards! - Terry PratchettWyrd Sisters - Terry PratchettEqual Rites - Terry PratchettThe Light Fantastic - Terry PratchettThe Wee Free Men - Terry PratchettPyramids - Terry PratchettThe Long Earth - Terry Pratchett, Stephen BaxterWitches Abroad - Terry PratchettMen at Arms - Terry Pratchett 

Look at the forest: reading lists, book clubs and notifications updates

 

“When you write a book, you spend day after day scanning and

identifying the trees. When you’re done, you have to step back

and look at the forest.” 

Stephen King

 

We're looking at the forest now. Today's Thursday release brings several updates concerning some of the options on BookLikes. The updates include reading lists, notifications and book clubs. 

 

 

Reading Lists

 

When creating a reading list you can add a comment to each book.

 

 

It can be a short summary, your commentary concerning the plot, author, book order, information why you've picked this particular title or any other news you wish to share with the community. The comment will be published next to the book and will constitute a nice complement to the list making it a full package. 

 

 

 

Notifications in Discussion Groups 

 

We've also introduced a new way of selecting notifications in the discussion groups. Here are the options: 

 

notifications

 

     (1) notifications - new discussions: all / notifications only / none

     (2) notifications - all posts in all discussions: yes / manual (NEW)

 

     Here are the notification options: 

     all = e-mail and notification on BookLikes

     notifications only = only notifications on BookLikes

     none = no e-mails, no notifications

 

The new option marked with (2) will allow you to make a choice for all discussions in a given group, this means you don't have to enter each discussion any more, you can select a notification option for all discussion with two clicks on the main page of the group. This is optional, you can still choose different notification options for your discussions by choosing a manual way of setting them. 

 

If you choose Yes for all posts from all discussions (2) this means you'll receive the notification from all discussions in this group. You can choose what kind of notification you'd like to receive: all / notifications / none. 

 

If you choose all, you'll receive email and notification about all posts from all discussions in a group. 

If you choose notifications only, you'll receive only notification about all posts from all discussions in a group. 

If you choose none, you won't receive any notification from any of the discussion. You'll be still a member of the discussion and group. 

 

Discussion group notifications

 

 

If you choose manual for all posts from all discussions (2) this means you can choose  notification options in particular discussions. 

 

Discussion group notifications

 

To choose a notification option, enter the discussion and select the option on the top.

Discussion group notifications

 

 

Now all groups' member are set for the manual notifications choice, all you notification options stay as they were and as you've chosen. If you wish to make a change, go to the groups you're a member to make a change. 

 

 

What's New on BookLikes?

 

Thursday releases are weekly features and we don't want you to miss anything on BookLikes, especially when the updates are crucial for the service use or introduce new options.  To keep you updated you'll receive a notification on Thursdays about new features introduced on BookLikes. 

 

What's new on BookLikes notification

 

 

Book Club Updates

 

Book clubs received several updates: 

 

Book club's admins can invite members to join the book club.

Invite to book clubs

 

 

You can share your book club and invite your book friends to join - the main pages of the book clubs received social share buttons. 

 

book club

Join The Book Club

 

What are top reasons to join the book club? First of all they motivate readers to read more, it's usually one or two extra books in a month. In the book club you'll discover new genres and books you wouldn't otherwise read. The best book is the one which evokes emotions and discussions, after exchanging the views with other readers, you'll have a feeling you understand the book much better. Finally, book clubs are great to make and keep friends, after all, the discussions aren't only about books. That's how a friendship among books is born. 

 

Convinced to love book clubs? We bet you are! Now it's high time to create and join a book club on BookLikes. 

 

The main menu has received a new spot - Book Clubs. The main page is adjusted to your language version and presents book clubs set in this language. 

 

 

To set up your own book club, choose Book Clubs from the main menu and press Create a Book Club. Then fill up a blog club's name, description, your book club's logo, personalized background and rules. You can also decide whether the club should be private or public. 

 

 

 

Book Club works the best when you schedule the reads for the upcoming weeks and months. When you add a next read, a book club page will present the currently reading book with the reading dates and members who joined. When you hover over the member's name, you'll see more information about this reader, including his/her reading progress. 

 

 

The book club page has also a Club tab (with club information, here the admin can edit the club info), list of members tab, previous and next books (if selected).

 

 

 

With the Book Club the Discussion room is created. Discussions are linked with the book club and are visible on the book club page along with posts and reviews published by the book club's members. 

 

 

 

You can also enter the book club from the discussion room. 

 

 

It's enough to manage all books and reading schedules on your Book Club page - the discussions in the discussion group will be created automatically. Each new discussion will present a new challenge - a book you've selected to read in the book club in a given week or month. The main page of the book club will present the most recent title and it's reading session or discussion time. 

 

 

The first Book Club is already on BookLikes. [PL] DKK was created by Polish members and has already completed the first reading and discussion session. It was great! 

 

 

Hint: If you'd like to convert your discussion room into a book club, let us know at contact@booklikes.com 

 

More book club's features are coming soon, of course :)