Due to the technical problems some of the BookLikes features aren't working properly.
This include the BookLikes->Goodreads synchronization and social media connection (Twitter/Facebook).
So sorry for the inconveniences!
As of this writing, the BookLikes functionality we all depend on - the automatic importing of new books into the database when we use the search function - is 'under review'. That means that for the time being books have to be manually added using the Add New Book button, OR
Use the Shelve It widget. This widget currently works only with Amazon.co.uk, but the UK site has almost all the same inventory access as the other Amazons, so other than remembering to go to .co.uk instead of .com, or whatever your default may be, this might be a viable way to add books to the database faster.
So where is this widget, how do I install it, how do I use it?
Turns out finding it is the hardest part, because it hides in plain sight. Go to your shelf page. You'll find it there on the top right. It looks like a small book. Drag that to your browser bookmark bar (you might have to turn this on in your browser settings).
That's installation taken care of.
To use it, simply go to http://www.amazon.co.uk and search for your book. Once you find it, click the Shelve It link that's now in your bookmark bar. There will be a small pause and depending on which browser you use, you might see it starting to load another page. It should then take you to the new BookLikes book page for that book. Done. Imported. Now you just have to remember to add it to your shelves.
The shelve it function does not, at this time, bring in the book cover. If you think about it, when you're on the Amazon page, before clicking the Shelve It button, drag the cover to your desktop (or screenshot it, whichever you feel comfortable doing). After you hit the Shelve it button and it takes you to the new BL book page for that book, you can "Add Cover" and upload the cover too. This will make everybody's day.
If for any reason clicking the Shelve It button takes you directly to the BL dashboard instead of the book page, the import failed. Make sure you're on the Amazon.co.uk site, not any of the others, and try again. If that doesn't work uninstalling/reinstalling it might: drag the widget off the bookmark bar (which uninstalls it) then go back to your shelves and drag it back on. Try again.
Happy importing. :)
BookLikes is a blog platform for all book lover. Thais means that when you register you set up your own book blog with an endless virtual bookshelf (YAY!). Here are three places to add your details in order to fill up your BookLikes profile information and to present yourself to other readers and bloggers.
When you log into BookLikes you see Dashboard -- your feed, a place where you see the blogs' reviews and bookshelf updates. Remember that in order to add a blog to your Dashboard you should start following the blogs! If you're looking for new blogs to follow, go to the Explore page (menu->Explore), click the blog name and click FOLLOW in the upper right corner.
Remember that all your actions done in your Settings and in your Dashboard view will be presented on your blog page (your account on BookLikes IS your BOOK BLOG). The Dashboard view is internal and will always stay the same.
Your blog page on BookLikes is: yourusername.booklikes.com.
Let's get back to Settings. So once you're on Dashboard, you gonna view one menu button in the upper left corner. Click it and go to Settings. In Settings, select tabs to add your details:
Settings: add your photo and username, e-mail, change password, select language and e-mail notifications, connect your social media
Settings/Blog: add your blog name, your short bio, select comments settings, and a blog theme
Settings/Import: import your books & reviews collections from Goodreads and other book social sites
Settings/Pages: add a new subpage to your book blog
Settings/Affiliate Programs: add your affiliate IDs to earn on your book blog
As you can see, each Settings tab let's you fill up your personal information.
Make sure to click Save once you add new information.
2. The Customization tab
Your book blog needs personalization. Make sure to visit the Customization tab to select a blog's layout and add your social profile links.
To enter the Customization tab view, go to Settings/Blog, scroll down and click Customize.
Here you are! Add your short bio, your social profile links and widgets. You can also select a new blog theme and customize the color and layout.
Remember to Save all the changes and check how your blog looks like (your blog is at yourusername.booklikes.com).
3. Add a new Page OR new links
If you prefer to add a new sub-page with your longer bio, you can do it in Settings/Pages.
If you wish to add links, to your other webpages, you can also do it in Settings/Pages.
Your new pages and links will be visible in your Settings/Pages:
Remember that all your actions done in your Settings and in your Dashboard view will be presented on your blog page. Your blog page on BookLikes is: yourusername.booklikes.com
You may also want to check our previous tutorial and how-to posts:
I cannot imagine my Summer time without good mysteries and fast paced thrillers. And now I have to add spies. All because of BookLikes bloggers' trend in summer reading. It's called Summer of Spies. Hop on board, we'll give you a tip how to find a good old spy story!
How to find summer spies books?
Use the book search as a tag search. Type in Summer or Spies or Spies and click TAGS. Voila. A library of summer of spies at your fingertips! Click the covers and +Shelf the spy books you need to read this summer.
2. READING LISTS
Go to Reading Lists sections (main menu -> apps -> reading lists) and use the search box on the right: type in spies and you'll see the lists tagged as spies or having books with spies in a title.
If you love mysteries, make sure to check these summer spies reading lists:
In tune with the 2018 BookLikes "Summer of Spies" and my "Women Writers" project, a few books on spies and spying written by women ... and a few books on woman spies written by men.
Maintenance update info:
- BookLikes -> Goodreads synchronization - the feature is under review and will be turned on shortly
- Twitter connection is under review and will be turned on shortly
It's Summer time and this means so much more time to read, right?! Don't miss BookLikes July giveaways, here's a bunch of books ready to be requested, read and reviewed!
To sign up, please click Read more & request under the BOOK cover.
Not a BookLikes member yet? No problem. Sign up to BookLikes.com, fill up your bookshelf with 11 titles and publish a Hello post -- these actions will unlock Giveaway for you.
If you're still not sure how to request the giveaways, please have a look at our tips and step by step instructions: How to enter giveaways on BookLikes and Giveaways: win free books and give your titles away
Happy reading and winning!
JULY BOOKLIKES GIVEAWAYS
countries available: USA
categories: Thriller, Fantasy, Legal thriller
In a future America still recognizable as our own, the outbreak of a vampire virus becomes front-page news. An infected trial lawyer named Morgan Lorenz sues the corporation that tried to conceal the existence of the virus, claiming medical negligence on a massive scale.
Facing potential bankruptcy, the Benjamin Rush Health Initiative files a unique motion. They say Lorenz cannot sue, because he's no longer human. For him, and all vampires like him, the Constitution simply doesn't apply... READ MORE & REQUEST