Is Booklikes The New Goodreads?October 13, 2014
Are you searching for a Goodreads replacement? I’m aware most of you don’t know this free service called Booklikes that might be a good option if you’re tired of GR. Goodreads has became a mess in my opinion, using free reader content to leverage authorial participation (and revenue), deleting reviews and not knowing how to handle trolls and haters. I’ve tried different book related sites, and so far Booklikes is my favorite; I’ll point some features that have pleased me about t and you can make up your mind.
10 reasons why I believe you should switch from Goodreads to Booklikes:
1) Booklikes lets you synchronize with Kindle: how awesome is that?? Less work and more efficiency to update your statuses.
2) Write posts and add pages like a blog: and you can connect your twitter and facebook accounts to share them the moment they go live. Add videos, quotes, images and links easily.
3) Import books from Goodreads, LibraryThing or Lovely books: You won’t lose your information and have to do it all over again,’cause really, who would?
4) No Trolls: “All users who assault or harass other BookLikes members may be blocked by BookLikes users and reported to BookLikes Team. Each complaint will be evaluated by BookLikes Team who can decide whether to block a given user or not. If user’s behavior is inappropriate he/she can receive Ghost status, his/her rates and reviews will not be counted to overall book statistics and will not be promoted on BookLikes pages visible for all members: Explore Page, Dashboard, Book Page. Users who follow member with Ghost status will still view his/her writings on Dashboard. BookLikes will not unfollow anyone from your Following list.”
5) Interact! You can “reblog” something you like on another bookshelf as well as favorite a post and comment on the post.
6) Connect with one click : BookLikes → Goodreads or BookLikes → Goodreads. “Synchronization includes: adding books to shelf, adding shelves, posting a review, rating books. Once you do one of those things on BookLikes, it will be published on your BookLikes webpage and on your Goodreads profile.” – Easy to do and undo.
7) Affiliate programs made easy: “if you are already cooperating with bookstores via Affiliate Programs, paste your ID (IDs) from affiliate program that you’re using in a suitable box. Then all books that you put on your shelf and add to your texts and review from these bookstores will use your affiliate ID. This means that if someone clicks and buys a book from your shelf or your review, ALL profit will be transferred directly to you.” – how great is this???
8) Friends and followers without having to wait: you can follow/ unfollow people without having to accept a friend request. Yay!
9) Customize your page: choose your background, colors and shelf. It’s very visual, almost like a tumblr.
10) Interface: easy to use and find what you want, it’s much more intuitive than any book review sites I’ve seen so far.
Do you use it already? How do you find it so far?
I was not compensated to write this post.
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