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text 2018-04-05 19:46
How to add a book to your bookshelf on BookLikes?

 

BookLikes is not only a blog platform but also your virtual bookshelf! Here are 3 tips on how to add a book to your Shelf on BookLikes.

 

1. Click the book covers

All book cover in the service are clickable. Thais means that once you click on the cover you'll see either a book pop up or you'll be moved to a book page. Both views have +Shelf and +Post options. 

 

The shelving on BookLikes is split into two parts: the quick shelving (via +Shelf button under each book cover) and the advanced shelving (via +Shelf advanced pop up)

 

 

If you wish to add a book to your bookshelf, just click the cover and +Shelf it! 

 

Where you can find the book covers to click?

 -  on your Dashboard (this is your book news feed where you see reviews and bookshelf updates from blog you follow on BookLikes)

 - on the Book Catalog page (this is a page where you can check what BL community is reading, searching and shelving

-  on the Reading List page (this is a page where you can view the reading lists created by BookLikers) 

 

2. Visit Blogs and repeat 1) click the book covers

 

Make sure to visit fellow bloggers on BookLikes! The blogs are full of reviews and recommended reading so it's really easy to find new books to shelve! As we mentioned above ALL book covers are clickable. This includes the book cover on the blogs and on the shelves. So when you read BookLikes blogs make sure to click the cover and you'll be moved to a book page where you can use +Shelf to add the title to your shelf. 

 

Murder by Death blog

 

Click +Shelf to view the reading status options

 

Where to find blogs?

 - on the Explore page (this is a page where you can check the most recent reviews published by BookLikes community, click the avatar or the review title to be moved to a blog)

- in the Discussion groups (this is a page where you can join the discussions or create yours, click the blog name or the avatar to be moved to a blog)

 

3. Use the search box and repeat 1) click the cover

Type in the title and author in the search box, click the book and +Shelf

 

 

If the book is not available, please use the ISBN number. If this won't help, consider adding the book manually - click the Add a new book and fill up the new book form.

 

You can also use the Shelve it feature which allows you shelve the books directly from Amazon book pages -- read more about the Shelve it feature HERE

 

 

You may also find these posts helpful:

Shelve it!

Favorite, Wishlist, Private -- additional shelving options for your books

What to do with a new book?

Book titles are tags - finds book reviews and book posts

6 tips for BookLikes newbies

BookLikes How to: book search tips

BookLikes How-to: How to Edit the Book Catalog

BookLikes How-to: Advanced Shelving Options

4 ways to give a shout out to a beloved title

 

Click HERE to read more tutorials about BookLikes features

 

 

Happy shelving!

 

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text 2018-01-01 14:39
How to set your Booklikes 2018 Reading Challenge

To set the reading challenges you're likely seeing post to your dashboard from your followed booklikers, it's at http://booklikes.com/goodies/readingchallenge .  If you lose this post/link, it's under "goodies" on the main menu (so is the Reading Challenge widget code for your blog, direct link http://booklikes.com/goodies/widget ).

 

Click the "read more" if you're in dashboard view and you'd like creenshots (you'll still stay on booklikes without being redirected to another website/blog):

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Source: booklikes.com/goodies/readingchallenge
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text 2017-06-21 01:30
Reminder: reading lists feature

The reading list feature fo booklikes is at http://booklikes.com/apps/reading-lists or you get to it by selecting "apps" from the main menu.   Screenshot:

 

 

If you tell booklikes to add all books from the reading list, it creates a shelf named the same and adds them.   Unlike listopias on goodreads, the lists don't show on the book pages and the list creators manage (you can comment to request updates or discuss something).  No voting campaigns or paid promoters gaming the lists, yay!  Example screenshot from reading list Read Alike List for "How It Went Down" 2015 Coretta Scott King Author Honor Book :

 

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text 2017-06-02 22:02
[ UPDATED ] Booklikes Question: How do I know I've already shelved a book (when not on that exact edition)?

How do I tell from the book page, when editing my shelves or search results that I've already shelved a different edition of the book?

 

UPDATED WITH AN ANSWER:  ( thanks to Tannat's comment) On search results you'll see a vertical green bar if you've shelved an edition.  (Still not sure about on book page).  Screenshot showing bar:

 

 

For example, when I am updating my shelves, someone's post has me click open a book page or maybe do a search on ISBN of book in hand.

 

(When my edition has been correctly combined, of course.  I realize if there are stray editions that I first need to click "report" and ask a librarian to combine with correct work.  And that there's a known bug where the narrator name as author causes audiobooks to not combine with their print/ebook editions -- again that should be reported to get combined and edition edited so narrator says narrator instead of author.)

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text 2017-04-17 18:05
How to insert book page links and cover thumbnail links to books on booklikes
Runaway Robot - Lester del Rey

The large bookcover at left (dashboard view) you get by choosing "post" on book pages, "update and publish" on currently reading display or by pressing the large "plus" sign when creating/editing posts. 

 

If in the text of your posts you want to link to book page (like Runaway Robot - Lester del Rey ) or with book cover thumbnails like:

 

.      Runaway Robot - Lester del Rey 

 

 then read on for screenshots and instructions.

 

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