If you'd ask us to name 6 offline places to meet book lovers we would say:
1. A bookstore. Obviously
2. A library. Obviously
3. A cozy cafe. A cup of coffee and a book is a perfect duet
4. All public means of transport. Everybody knows that a lot of reading is done when commuting
5. The longest lines and the smallest waiting rooms. The process of waiting is bearable only with a book
6. A bedroom. We know you love reading in bed! Oops, no entry here?! That's why we have BookLikes!
What's your favorite offline spot to meet other book lovers?
BookLikes is a literary hub for all kind of book lovers. No matter whether you're a long time blogger, a newbie to the blogosphere, bestselling author or an aspiring writer, BookLikes is the place for You. The thing that brings us together is a true book love and the need to spread it among people alike, right? Let's do this!
Here are six BookLikes places where you can meet fellow readers and bloggers who may be a true inspiration for your TBR shelf and may become your new bookish BFF.
When you log into your BookLikes Dashboard is the first place you discover. It's a place where you read your friends' book reviews and view their bookshelf updates. Remember that you need to Follow the blog to see the blogger's updates and reviews on your Dashboard.
To meet other bloggers have a look at the activity log and comment section. By clicking the Blog name you can go directly to the blog's page and start following the book blog and the blogger's reading experiences.
The Explore page is a BookLikes community in a nutshell. Take a peek at the hottest reviews, top bloggers and recently published reviews. To view the book blog, please click the blogger's avatar/photo. To follow the blog, click Follow in the upper right corner of the blog page.
Have in mind that the Explore page is available for BookLikes members and non-BookLikes members. If you'd like to share the webpage with your fellow friends who haven't visited BookLikes yet, please do!
3. Book Catalog & book pages
A book catalog page is an instant sneak peek into the book bloggers bookshelves. You can spot what books have been recently reviewed or added to the wish lists.
To discover who reviewed the book, click the book cover and you'll be moved to the book page with the community reviews.
To read a full review and view the blog page click "see review" or the review's title. If you've enjoyed the review, follow the blogger and view the blog's reading news on your Dashboard.
Each BookLikes blogger receives a webpage with a blog, bookshelf and a reading timeline. Your Timeline is a graphic representation of your BookLikes activity.
When you're visiting BookLikes bloggers have a moment and visit the blogger's Timeline. Maybe you'll spot a new book blog or an interesting review that your friend liked?
Make sure to click the text's title next to the avatar/photo to visit the blog page and to read the review, and to follow the blogger (if you've enjoyed the read).
If you're looking for new blogging friends or would like to say hello to the BookLikes community, visit BookLikes discussion groups. You can say Hi in the official BL group and introduce your blog in the Find new blogs to Follow.
6. Friends tab
In the Friends tab you can view the list of bloggers who are following your BookLikes blog, it's a perfect spot to follow the blogger back and view new bookshelf news on your Dashboard.
To build up your social circle invite your bookish friends to BookLikes. Add the e-mail address and press Invite, and your friend will receive an invitation to view your blog and to become your BookLikes blog friend.
More tutorials can be found here, or click
the following link: http://booklikes.com/tag/tutorials
See you next Thursday!
Can I ask a favor? I'm not sure if I have a touch of OCD, am offended by the color green or if I'm just a little off but I cannot seem to abide these in my feed.
I have to go in and fix them whenever I see them in my feed. Is anyone else like this? I don't mind doing it but some days I spend more time adding book covers than I do reading my feed. I'm not sure if everyone knows this but Booklikes lets anyone add a book cover (where only a green one is showing) without having to edit or submit a book report. All you have to do is go over to Amazon (or any other affiliate link), right click on the cover, save it to your computer and upload it here by clicking add cover.
And on that note, if you see anything wonky with any book that you cannot fix, please feel free to hit the report button or submit the edit yourself. *
*Edited to add, if you see a missing cover add that first and then submit your edit so the green disappears right away.
Thanks in advance!
BookLikes bloggers are amazing supporters and their blogs are full of awesome resources, and tips&tricks not only for BookLikes newbies but also regular bloggers.
Please welcome Debbie in the BookLikes How to section. We're republishing her post (originally published on her blog in April 2017) with some nice tips about book links on BookLikes. Great work, Debbie!
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:
(Of course, you can also use the URLs to the book pages to link but this method is the booklikes equivalent of goodreads' "add book/author" and LibraryThing's "touchstones". For some odd reason, possibly just cross-posting, I keep seeing booklikes posts with links to the book pages on other sites rather than to booklikes book pages.)
When creating or editing a post, you click on the plus'ed book cover to see additional options.
Pressing the photo/image icon now showing on upper left of bookcover inserts a cover thumbnail that links to booklikes page:
Pressing the gray chain/link icon inserts a text link to the booklikes book page:
Pressing the "X" leaves anything in body of your post intact but removes the big giant opening bookcover.
[I'm also seeing lots of posts linked to books with green-missing-image covers that also include a hand inserted image of the bookcover. If you have the cover image available to insert manually in your posts, please consider taking the time to help your fellow readers and beef up the booklikes database by visiting the book page and clicking "add cover" underneath that empty cover:
When a missing cover gets added, the "+" cover automatically updates; the thumbnail added to body/text of your post must be reinserted.
Happy writing and linking!