I love reading, drinking coffee, spending time outdoors, and being left alone so that I can read. I have hundreds of favorite books.
There are quite a few tutorials on how to change the layout of your BookLikes blog. I figured it's good to have them all in one post, and I'd like to thank all who put a lot of work into making them so others can enjoy BookLikes.
Let's start with the customization blogs posted by BookLikes:
Tutorials made by BookLikers for BookLikers:
Note: All links open in a new window and take you to the original posts and their creators. Leave comments, likes and reblog the hell out of them so others can see it too :)
How's your BookLikes experience so far? We hope you're enjoying your time here. We're doing our best to create perfect space for readers and authors with your help, of course. Here are several information that we felt you would like to know :)
Hey all developers and book lovers. Get ready to stay busy. We're opening Developers Program on BookLikes. Now you can create great and functional applications for book lovers thanks to BL API which collects book search results from all bookstores available on BookLikes.
First application of scanner for ISBN barcodes for BookLikes members is already out and ready to be downloaded from Apple App Store.
BookLikes Scanner is perfect for all bookstore lovers! It's designed for iPhone but works great on iPad as well.
Thanks to it you'll be able to add books to your BookLikes Shelf in several click - scan ISBN barcode and tap a book to add it to your shelf on BookLikes.
Scanner is available for iOS and was prepared by Springloft. BookLikes Scanner on Apple App Store
It's first step in BookLikes applications and more different apps are already in progress for Android, Windows 8 and other so stay tuned :-) We can't wait to see more and you?
To participate in BookLikes Developer Program register into service and request your application key on API page to be set and ready to build apps of your idea, shape and color :-)
If you don't want to annoy lots of people with big assed posts on their dash... Use the page break function. Makes things so much less huge.
Spread the word!
This adds a "Read More" button to expand the post.
We're happy to see so many avid readers, authors, reviewers - all new members on BookLikes. We hope you'll feel comfy here and that you'll find BookLikes engaging and enjoyable.
We've prepared several points that will help you in discovering and exploring BookLikes. Here are some of our hints and guidelines:
Read more in post Your Blog on BookLikes - Custom-Made
Each BookLikes member is administrator and has access to admin mode of his/her webpage and Dashboard once he/she signs up and then logs into service. Public view of webpage is available with individual address yourusername.booklikes.com. You can also use your own domain with no fees.
Dashboard is a place where you see writings and bookshelf updates of people you follow.
Read more in post Dashboard - A Place Where All Bookish Things Happen.
Read more in post Let's Explore More & Tags and Comments Updates.
You can publish review, text, photo, video, URL of your choice and complement it with a book/books (up to 10). Inspiring and well written reviews are always encouraged, welcome and may be promoted.
You can create posts and publish them on your webpage, however, if BookLikes members find it assaulting or violating they can block the user who might be removed from Follower list. This means that the person with inappropriate texts might receive lower priority and may not be presented in Explore page where we present BookLikes Community.
Read more in post Followers, Book Blog Directory Reminder & Import Updates.
No text, review or any other post will be removed from personal webpage. Inappropriate and assaulting texts can be hidden from BookLikes Community Dashboard but will stay on personal public blog. Remember that opinions in posts are those of the post's author and not BookLikes.com.
Comments under posts can be moderated by author of the post. Author of the post can delete comments if he/she finds comment inappropriate.
Read more in post Comments Open For All & Add Shelf in Book Pop Up.
You can import books from Goodreads (export your library to csv file), LibraryThing (export your library to csv file), Lovely Books and Lubimy czytać in Settings/Import. You can also sync your Goodreads account with your BookLikes profile - then books and reviews published on BL will be also visible on GR.
Read more in post BookLikes -> Goodreads Synchronization.
BookLikes Team releases new feature once a week every Thursday. All updates and news can be followed on BookLikes Blog and our social media. If you have any questions, requests, suggestions or concerns, just mail us. We're open to new ideas and appreciate all the feedback.
We're happy to welcome so many new book lovers on our site.
BookLikes Team hopes that the service will stay a positive, friendly and respectful place for people who love reading books and discussing them. We all hope you'll help us in creating unique space for avid readers, reviewers, writers, all book lovers and members of book world.
BookLikes Welcomes New Book Lovers :-) And now let's start reading.
Books to the ceiling,
Books to the sky,
My pile of books is a mile high.
How I love them! How I need them!
I'll have a long beard by the time I read them.
The little rhyme by Arnold Lobel fits all book lover just perfectly. BookLikes is also working hard to put all your book piles back on your shelves as soon as possible.
As you've noticed we're experiencing massive inflow of book lovers and huge amount of imports which is responsible for import queue. We feel honored that all of you have chosen BookLikes as home for your books, you books reviews and your writings.
We're doing everything we can to shelve your titles. We don't want to miss any of your book or your review, we try to be as accurate with book match as we can. We're really excited about this situation and we're working hard to meet all your expectations.
We would like to ask you for patience and thank you for understanding in advance. We can promise you that all your books and texts will be put on your blogs and shelves and it will be much sooner than the estimated time.
In the meantime, all you are set and ready to discover and explore BookLikes. Book import is done in background so you can add your notes, texts and new books to your shelf right after registration. Your activity on BookLikes won't stop or slower the import process so get ready and Explore, search and follow.
And read of course:-)
P.S. All newcomers are also advised to look at BookLikes Community Guidelines where we present several hints about getting best of BookLikes experience. The text can be found here: BookLikes Community Guidelines.