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review 2016-04-27 15:15
We Are As Gods: Back to the Land in the 1970s on the Quest for a New America - Kate Daloz

It turned out to be much more specific that I was hoping for.  However, a well written book.  Recommended with reservations.

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text 2014-05-22 13:15
BookLikes is Happy to Introduce its New Look and Multilingual Book Database

 

 

 

We’re happy to announce that the new look and new books are finally here. Are you ready for the details and for rediscovering BookLikes?

 

We've pointed out the new options to make everything clear. Changes have been made in several areas: book search and books in general, the look, layout, and navigation.

 

 

Book Search

 

1. You can search all books available on BookLikes via the search box on the top of your Dashboard.

 

 

2. You can choose the search language (the language for book catalogs) in Settings/General. Then you'll look through the books in a given language version.

 

3. When you type a title, author, or ISBN in the search box you’ll be moved to the book search results page where you can use a Quick Add to Shelf and Quick Post option.

 

 

4. If you don't find the book, you can search for the title in a different language. You can choose between 8 languages: English, German, Spanish, French, Italian, Polish, Portuguese, or Dutch.

 

5. To find a given format, type the ISBN or ASIN number in the book-search box.

 

6. The search box works as a tag search--just choose books or tags in the search results.

 

Upcoming: more book language catalogs.



Book Pages

 

1. Book Pages present a given title, editions, most recent reviews by BookLikes Community, reviews from people you follow on BookLikes and your private notes.

 

 

2. To go to the book page of a given title click the book cover and “Book Page”.

 

3. The majority of book editions are joined together, you can look through other editions of a given title in the Other Editions box on book pages on the right.

 

Upcoming:  The page of Other Editions (with info on format and language) with Quick Add to Shelf and Quick Post option.

 Advanced shelving options.

 All BookLikes Community reviews.

 Book moderators to edit, combine, and add book information.

 

 

Dashboard

 

1. The dashboard received a renewed look with easy to follow navigation; the new menu is on the left.

 

2. The Menu presents all BookLikes options:

  •    - personal: Dashboard, Blog, Shelf and Timeline;

  •    - community: Explore, Discussions, Friends;

  •    - extras: Giveaways, Daily Deals, Goodies with widgets and reading challenge;

  •    - set up: settings.

 

 

3. Messages and notifications have a shared place on the top, next to the menu.

 

4. Reading Challenge has been moved to the top so now it’s really easy to follow your reading progress. To see you Challenge books, click the Reading Challenge title.

 

Upcoming: New book-related and community-related dashboard features.

 

 

New look

 

As you can see, BookLikes has received a new look. All its places and pages have been redone and given a fresh touch. We believe this change makes BookLikes' layout simpler, brighter, and cleaner. You'll probably need several minutes to get used to it, but we must say we're very happy with the outcome. We hope you'll love it too.

 

Upcoming: more renewed looks.

 

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Important: Your books, reviews and posts should be just fine and in the right place. However, due to big changes to book database and all book-related options on BookLikes, some minor changes on your shelves are possible (e.g. book covers and editions).

 

We did all to make this big change as smooth as possible and we’re sorry if we messed your books in any way. We hope that today’s new book options and the upcoming features will sugar the pill of any potential problematic matters.  

 

All options except one stay active on BookLikes. Due to changes to book database we temporarily turned off affiliate programs which will come alive soon with better usability.

 

We'll continue to make BookLikes special for all book lovers and we’re looking forward to the upcoming changes and new possibilities. We have more to show & reveal. Oh yes, we do :)


If you have any questions or want to give us with feedback, mail us any time at contact@booklikes.com

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We are never ever getting back together the Harry Potter way!

 

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