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We’re happy to welcome so many new book lovers on BookLikes. We hope you’ll feel at home here. To make reading more social activity we recommend visiting Explore page which presents other avid readers and book blogs adjusted to your language version of service. You can also Invite your friends via email or Facebook.
If you still don’t know who to follow, this may be a tip :-) We would like to present you a glimpse into BookLikes community.
Impressive collection of book reviews can be found on numerous blog in various languages, you can see all of them on Explore page and here are several that we’ve picked. You can easily find great book recommendations and fill up your shelf with new reads.
But you can also find other interesting bookish things on BookLikes, like inspiring quotes and interesting pictures.
They can be found for example here:
And on many other blogs on BookLikes :-)
We’re also happy to welcome book writers on BookLikes. If you’re an author, please let us know and we’ll switch on Author Feature for you. We’ll be releasing more features dedicated for authors soon so if you have any ideas or request, let us know.
And now meet some of BookLikes Authors who share their latest book news, for example: David P. Elliot reveals cover of his upcoming books and Libby Hellmann invites you to read and review her newest book and you can even receive a PDF book copy!
Those who are addicted book buyers will be happy to visit our Daily Deals page where we present great books in good prices. Daily Deals are adjusted to your country and updated daily.
You can also find information about book promotions on BookLikes blogs. Bookworm Dreams writes about Kindle Freebies every Friday and today we can also find interesting Free on Amazon post on I'm lost in the moment blog.
And now it's high time to get lost in a good book or a good book blog :-)
One of the most requested features from you was comment boxes on Dashboard. Oh yes, it’s ready and online now! Get ready for book talk. We have a new commentary system on BookLikes.
Now you can comment on a given review, post, photo, video - simply any writing directly on Dashboard! We’ve prepared a new commentary system, independent and dedicated for BookLikes and BookLikes Community. You can switch it of/off in your Settings/Blog.
New comment boxes are visible under each piece of writing here on Dashboard and on your public blog. Just click on "Comment" under the post and write what you think about a given writing. Next to your comment a photo with a link to your blogwill appear - that helps in following your readers and finding new book friends.
To start a vivid discussion start following interesting blogs and other avid readers and reviewers. You can find BookLikes Community on Explore Page where we present blogs adjusted to your language version of BookLikes.
All comment options are available in your Blog Settings. You can choose from three available systems, pick one or all of them:
Select those whoch suits you best and if you have any remarks or requests, please let us know.
What do you think? Please leave a comment :-)
3...2...1 We're ready for public premiere - BookLikes goes live! For the time being BookLikes has been in beta phase with invites only but TODAY we’re moving on with full public release! We know that there's still a lot to be done but we think it’s high time for public opening. We couldn’t have done it without you - thank you for creating BookLikes with us! We appreciate all your help and would like to ask you a huge favor: Help us spread the word :-)
Recent several months were very busy and engaging for us. We were creating BookLikes from scratch, developing and improving service along with your suggestions. Thanks to your help we managed to set up an awesome place for book bloggers, reviewers, writers, avid readers - simply for all book lover from all over the world.
Now we have to make the nosie. Help us make the buzz and make everyone hear about BookLikes :-)
We’ll be going online, loud and clear and reaching various media: press, online, they will hear about us even on the Moon but we’ll be gratefull for your help as well.
If you know a place on the Web that would be interested in BookLikes, where we could knock and present ourselves, send press release and info about BookLikes, please let us know in comments or at email@example.com. If you know a person, a site or service interested in books, book reviews, authors or publishers give us a tip where we can write and introduce BookLikes or to whom we can say "Hi". And if you know other book lovers, simply invite them to share their reading life.
We know we ask a lot and if you prefer to stay a viewer and reader instead of speaker, it’s all fine too. But if you agree to help us we’ll be more than grateful :-)
All BookLikes Team would like to say warm and loud Thank you! for all your help and support. We listened and applied your suggestions and we all hope that you love the outcome. We appreciate all the feedback and take into consideration every remark. We’re not stopping here - we still have many ideas to show up and many of your wishes to fulfill :-)
Two "Add" functions are available on BookLikes from today: add books manually and add book covers.
From now on it doesn’t matter if you want to shelve unpublished books or self-published or from a local bookstore, now you can put on your Shelf all books ever existed. It’s called manual book adding. We have it online!
If you don’t find a desirable book in a search box you can easily ‘create’ a book from the scratch.
Click on “Add new book” after no results were found and fill up the necessary information of Book Title, Book Author, Book Cover, Book Description and ISBN. Click “Add Book” and add it to you bookshelf or create a post.
Second “add” function is about missing book covers. If some books on your Shelf lack covers, you can add them manually too. Click on a green book (no cover) and ‘Add cover' underneath it. Then choose image from your computer and voila. The book looks perfect with cover of your choice!
So what book will you add first?
Welkom! BookLikes welcomes first Dutch book source - it's AKO!
If you're from Netherlands or simply like searching books from Dutch bookstore, now you can do it on BookLikes. AKO is a bookstore with long tradition as it was founded in 1878 and impressive book data base of 180 000 Dutch and English books to choose from.
To start searching on AKO go to Settings Search, mark it, save and start shelving :-)
We’ve received many messages from writers with author dedicated feature requests. We'll happy to present you the first chapter :-) (we have much more on our mind, next chapters will be relesed soon). Here's how it works:
This new tab lets you select books written by you - then the books will receive a special marker in book window and book search result with a link to your webpage on BookLikes and your photo. You can add all your titles, all editions from all bookstores where your books are available, then a link to your profile will appear in each search book result and in each book window. Then your readers will be able to easily find you on BookLikes, connect with you and start following you.
Note that you can select books that are already published and/or available in book sources that we partnership with.
Twitter timeline Widget
We have also a new social gadget for all 140 character message addicts :-) Now you can easily add Twitter timeline widget to your Blog. Go to Widget tab in your Twitter Settings, create one, copy code and paste it into your Settings Blog in Social networks section.
Twitter timeline widget will pop on your blog - then your readers, viewers and blog guest can easily follow your Tweets and find you on Twitter.
P.S. We'll have one more news for you this week. Stay tuned :-)
We’re extremely happy to welcome Barnes & Noble on BookLikes.
Barnes & Noble is the leading bookstore in US with the largest selection of books on the Web. Now B&N book collection, so desirable by BookLikers, is also available for BookLikes community.
Barnes & Noble is 29th book source available on BookLikes. At the moment we’re in the course of expanding this section and opening partnerships with bookstores from other countries. New book sources from new destinations will be revealed any day now.
To add Barnes & Noble to your search box and shelve books from B&N go to your Settings/Search, mark it and Save. The B&N icon will appear in your search box. To find desirable book please write "Book Title and Author" in search box for the best fitted book result.
We're happy to welcome new book source on BookLikes - it's Swedish Bokia!
Bokia is one of the most popular bookstore chains in Sweden and now also available on BookLikes. So if you’re from Sweden, reading or want to read books in Swedish now you can shelve them on your virtual bookshelf on BL :-)
To add Bokia to your book search box go to Settings/Search, mark and Save. And then start shelving books in Swedish :-)
We're still developing and bringing new book sources online. Wait for more new book partners from various destinations.
Do you have any request which countries should we add next? Let us know in comments! :-)
It’s time to finish up this week with some great news. As always we present you several new functions on BookLikes. Let’s see what we’ve got here this time.
This Thursday brings multi shelves, fast way to follow and invite your Facebook friends, social share buttons on your blog posts and "back to top" on Dashboard.
Putting books on many shelves was very desirable function and we’re happy to make it available :-) So now book collecting can be easier and even better arranged. How to put books on many shelves? Just create shelves of your choice on your virtual Shelf and then pick appropriate ones while editing your books.
From now on you can also easily Follow and Invite your Facebook friends.
Just connect your Fb account in Settings and your friends will be visible on Dashboard. Then you can start following them or if they aren’t already on BookLikes, invite them via Facebook.
You can also find other avid readers and your friends on Explore page where you see BookLikes community adjusted to your language version and on Find Friends page where you can search people via their names, usernames, blog names or email. Or Invite friends by inserting e-mail in Invite box (Dashboard, on the left).
Your writing will also get additional social component: share buttons that can be added to your posts and reviews on your blog. Then your guests and blog visitors can easily spread the word and share your writing. Share buttons are optional, you can decide whether you want to add them or not. To switch them on go to your Settings/Blog and tick options in Social networks spot. Share and Like buttons will appear next to your blog posts.
Last but not least point today is a tip: how to reach the top the fastest way? Just click “back to top” on Dashboard :)
More thrilling updates will be revealed soon :-)
It’s Thursday Today! What does it mean? Well, it means that there are new features on BookLikes! Today we introduce “Sort by” function on Shelf, possibilities of adding your social media links to your blogs and new page to preview blog design themes.
'Sort by' function on Shelf is available in both views, in administrative - visible only to you (once you click Blog on upper navigation bar) and in public allowing all curious people visiting your Shelf to choose the best book overview. We’ve chosen four criteria for sorting: date of shelving, title, author and rating to make book search, book managing and book presentation as easy and functional as it can be.
Next new feature is adding your social links to your profile in fast and easy way - no HTML knowledge needed. In Settings/Blog you’ll discover new spot for Your Social Profiles where you can insert links to your profiles on Facebook, Twitter, G+, YouTube, Goodreads and site of your choice. Links and icons will pop up on your Blog so viewers and guests of your Blog can easily find you on social media.
We’re also working hard to make BookLikes even more beautiful :-) We’re already preparing new blog themes (if you have some ideas, let us know) and today we release new page for choosing a blog design where you can preview how your webpage will looks like with particular design. What’s more you can preview all crucial subpages, like Blog, Shelf, Timeline and Following and choose design that suits you best :-) To try out all blog themes go to Settings/Blog and click “Change” theme.
How do you like this week's news? Let us know. Oh, and we promise we have much more to show soon so stay tuned and wait for Thursday :-)