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text 2019-08-26 16:25
Libib has an app update

If anyone has been using Libib to catalog books (not a full or social site like goodreads and booklikes but lots of privacy choices and import/export options), there's an update to the app.  Email said:


Libib Mobile App receives major updates

We know it's been a while, but we've been diligently working on a lot of back-end updates to allow for some upgrades in the near future. But just recently, we have released a rather big update to the mobile app!

New/Improved app features:

  • Cover Image Upload (add your own cover images from the app)
  • Search parity with the website (you can now use search operators on the app)
  • Tap Hold to Rate (tap and hold an item list item to immediately bring up the rate dialog)
  • Multiple logins (you can have up to two separate accounts logged in, and swap between)
  • Better contrast between text and background
  • Item Edit dialog easier to reach (slide over an item and get a full list of editing options)
  • Improved scan lookups
  • Status' and Copies now individually editable
  • Android version now follows Material design best practices (iOS design has been updated as well)
  • [Pro] Image shown on list (option to show cover images so that they appear on the list of items)
  • [Pro] Choose between different updated themes (change your color scheme)
  • [Pro] Renew a checked out item (slide over a lent out item and renew)
  • [Pro] Patrons list now shows the number of items a patron has checked out
  • [Pro] Edit/Add a price from edit dialog
  • [Pro] Metadata editing capabilities for all fields

...and a whole lot of tweaks and adjustments to make everything just a little bit easier!

And as always, Libib Standard is free, we don't advertise, and we never sell or share your data.

Libib Pro is an excellent way for low-income schools, nonprofits and small organizations to have an easy and cost-effective way to lend and track items with their patrons. Check our Libib Pro Webinar to learn more!

Want to support Libib?

We're not going to start advertising, and we're never going to sell or share your data, but if you like what we're doing, and you don't need something as advanced as Libib Pro, consider helping us out by covering the costs of your account for a period of time!

If you don't have extra cash to spare

You can still show your support by following Libib on our social media accounts TwitterInstagram, & YouTube


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text 2018-08-21 08:36
Promoting your books on discount book sites

The internet has a plethora of sites that offer free or deeply discounted e-books to members.

They get their product from authors who are enticed by the opportunity to have a promo template of their book sent free to the site’s membership in hopes that some members will download it, read and review it.

The free offer is a teaser to encourage you to pay for their enhanced list - more members and prolonged exposure.

They also offer a free author interview template. Answer the questions, add your picture and they’ll post it for free.

I discounted Local Rag to 99¢ and submitted it to the four sites listed below, taking advantage of free option only. I work hard to write and produce a decent book and I won't pay to give it away for free.


Like so many things that are free, and I suppose that goes for most free e-books, you get what you pay for. I didn’t see a whiff of interest.

I’ve researched a few authors who have documented how much they spent versus how much they made in sales using this approach. They claim to have broke even, but I have my doubts. I’m reminded of my friend who makes frequent trips to Las Vegas. When he wins, I hear about it. When he loses, well, he’s back talking about the time he won.

The other thing I noticed is that their book sales were not sustained. There may have been a blip, but there was not enough reviews, word of mouth, or buzz, in general, to elevate their book from self-publishing oblivion.


Stay calm, be brave, watch for the signs


Discount book sites






My Amazon Book Page in case you want to purchase Local Rag for 99¢ until the end of August




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text 2015-07-26 19:35
Spaghetti Book Club: Kids Book Reviews

See http://www.spaghettibookclub.org for details (some tescher options require membership fee).  Have privacy policy stating COPPA compliance, no "seals" from COPPA Safe Harbor oversight certification programs.


Source: www.spaghettibookclub.org
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text 2015-07-26 19:20
A Kids Book Review Site

Caution: someone says they don't unsubscribe you from email marketing when requested and that they provide all your child's details including full names and hobby (reading) related info.    Marketing that also includes promotions from self-publishing authors.


Site privacy policy says they are Safe Harbor PRIVO Certified and COPPA compliant; friend says not.  I double checked still in PRIVO Safe Harbor and that FTC still considers PRIVO Safe Harbor a valid safe harbor oversight  -- but use your judgment if you want to look under the "read more" or checkout the site.  They are a U.S. site in New York.

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Source: www.biblionasium.com/#next
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text 2015-07-26 19:08
Scholastic offers Kids Book Reviews

See http://teacher.scholastic.com/activities/swyar/ for details.

Source: teacher.scholastic.com/activities/swyar
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