Book Notification Newsletter: “My Library” Added

By: Book Buddy Version 2!, March 7th, 2023 6:03 pm.

(This is our newsletter e-mailed to all members)

Hi Book Buds!

your favourite Book Buddy here!

A quick note that I decided instead of a monthly newsletter, I would just e-mail you to alert you when a new feature has been added to the site.

I’m excited to announce today that the My Library section has been added. This is replacing the hastily thrown-together “My Account” section that was added just prior to launch.

Within your library, you will see the following:

My Authors: This is a list of all authors that you follow. (The previous listing had both followed and unfollowed authors).

My Books: This is a listing of all the books that you have marked as read. It is a searchable table that also includes the series it belongs to, and displays your rating. You can also quickly rate books from this section that you have marked read, but not rated. It’s recommended you rate everything as this will be helpful in the future when we launch our personalized book recommendation engine!

Want To Read: My personal list is so long it almost broke the site! This is a list of any books that you have marked as “Want To Read”. You can easily remove that status, or mark the book read and rate it within this section as well.

Other Authors: This section lists authors who you don’t follow, but have read at least one of their books. We’ve brainstormed for a different title for this section to no avail. Any ideas? Hit reply and let us know.

Reading Challenge: Placeholder tab where you can update your 2023 reading challenge number. We’ll be getting that all going at some point this year.

Click here to visit My Library now (Must be logged in).

Is there anything within “My Library” that we don’t offer, but that you’d like to see? Or any little improvements we could make to make the experience better?

Now is the chance to get your requests in! This section isn’t complete yet but here is an example of what will be added to the “My Library” section down the road:

Tagged Books: Eventually, you’ll be able to tag books similar to shelves on Goodreads. Once that feature is added, you will be able to see all the tags and filter between them within your library. Example tags could be “books recommended by Steve” or “books I own”. Whatever you want!

Next Book To Read: A requested feature from users of FictFact back in the day. Have you only read 4 books in the Jack Reacher series? Then we’ll have a page keeping track of that, and letting you know what the next book to read in a series is!

Custom Collection: We don’t list omnibus books as we have individual listings for all books. That would just make things too complicated. However, we understand some people will want to use the site to keep track of their book collection or owned books. So we will give you the option of custom tracking books that we don’t have on the site like an omnibus, or a collection of stories which we individually list.

So those are just a few of the future additions to your library down the road. If you have any ideas or suggestions, please reply as this is YOUR site. I’m just making it the best experience possible.

Click here to visit My Library now.

Keep Calm and Read On!

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