Book Page Update

Created 6 months ago by Thad Woodman with 29 comments
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Img 0366 Thad Woodman · Inksharesian · added 5 months ago
Hi @Luke Fellner – that should be available through your project dashboard under the ’Reader Pipeline’ section.
Img 20160806 023915 Luke Fellner · Author · edited 5 months ago · 1 like
I was wondering if there is a display somewhere that I could see the followers of my book. I usually try to contact all of my book’s followers to get to know what kind of audience I’m looking at and what people like about my book. With the new layout I haven’t been able to find it. Otherwise congrats on improving the organization, I’m a fan.
Img 2511 Jane-Holly Meissner · Author · added 5 months ago
Thank you so much @Thad Woodman !
Img 0366 Thad Woodman · Inksharesian · edited 5 months ago · 1 like
Hi @Jane-Holly Meissner just fixed this. Sorry about that!
Img 2511 Jane-Holly Meissner · Author · edited 5 months ago · 2 likes
Sorry to bring this up again @Thad Woodman but on newer books with no previous recommendations or reviews there is no Reviews tab on their page. I can’t figure out how to recommend or review their books.

There isn’t any "recommend this book" button at the end of the chapters anymore, either.
Img 0366 Thad Woodman · Inksharesian · edited 5 months ago · 2 likes
@Craig A. Munro good point. It would be more accurate to say: Readers Also Enjoyed...

Dsc00487   copy Craig A. Munro · Author · edited 6 months ago · 1 like
@Thad Woodman another small point would be the "Similar Stories"  header.  It just strikes me as odd since there’s rarely any link (such as Trekonomics being listed as similar to The Bones of the Past and Abomination).  Maybe switch it out to - Other Books You May Enjoy,  or something along those lines ?
Img 2511 Jane-Holly Meissner · Author · added 6 months ago
Thank you @C. Brennecke - I remember seeing it there before and I guess it slipped my mind today. lol!
Img 0137 p bw C. Brennecke · Author · edited 6 months ago · 1 like
Thanks @Thad Woodman  - I see that on one of my projects and not the other though, so I’ll send you an email since it might be a specific issue with that story only. 
Img 0366 Thad Woodman · Inksharesian · edited 6 months ago · 1 like
@C. Brennecke You should be able to edit via the ’read’ tab on your story page. There you should see a list of chapters in the right sidebar with little edit buttons.
Img 0366 Thad Woodman · Inksharesian · edited 6 months ago · 2 likes
@Matthew Isaac Sobin thanks for the heads up on that. I just added bookstores back in.
Img 0137 p bw C. Brennecke · Author · edited 6 months ago · 1 like
@Jane-Holly Meissner The recommend button should be on the righthand side when you’re on the review page/tab and signed in :)
Img 2511 Jane-Holly Meissner · Author · added 6 months ago
@Thad Woodman - Can’t find how to recommend a book through the Inkshares site to my followers anymore. The Share button only gives us FB, Twitter, and email now. Is that on purpose?
Img 0137 p bw C. Brennecke · Author · edited 6 months ago · 2 likes
Hey @Thad Woodman - overall looks great :)  
However, one thing I noticed is that there isn’t a way to edit or delete chapters anymore. Or if there is, I can’t find it. 
Endor paul Paul Inman · Author · edited 6 months ago · 1 like
@Thad Woodman is there a way to post pics from a mobile device? Also, when I am in the READ section (on my smartphone) and select an additional chapter, the margins are off for that chapter. In other words I am missing the first letter on each line. 
Me J. Graham-Jones · Author · edited 6 months ago · 1 like
How do I change the background / banner image for my book? 
New profile inkshares Matthew Isaac Sobin · Author · edited 6 months ago · 4 likes
Are we still displaying the retail outlets selling each book? It used to be down on the lefthand side of the book’s page.

Also, I think the Goodreads rating seems to be gone now.
Picture Amanda Orneck · Author · edited 6 months ago · 1 like
The font size is now a little small on book pages. If you upped that back to what we have on other pages (like the forums) it would be easier to read.
Img 0366 Thad Woodman · Inksharesian · added 6 months ago
@Liz Kerin thanks for the heads up on that – I’ll investigate and get back to you.
Ni svmyv Liz Kerin · Author · edited 6 months ago · 2 likes
I definitely like this update, but on my page before it used to say I’d been a contestant in the Launch Pad Competition and now that’s gone from the top! I also kind of miss being able to see the reviews easily instead of having to navigate to them. Otherwise it’s a nice, clean presentation. :) 
Imgp6683 Susan K. Hamilton · Author · added 6 months ago
No issues so far -- like the upgrades. If I run into any gremlins, I’ll let you know.
1797545 541695045928080 890143689 n David Jaycocks · Author · added 6 months ago
Hi @Thad Woodman, I should have sent the email, please let me know if it hasn’t been received. 
Img 0366 Thad Woodman · Inksharesian · edited 6 months ago · 1 like
Hi @David, I’m having trouble replicating the error. Can you email me at thad at inkshares dot com with more details?
1797545 541695045928080 890143689 n David Jaycocks · Author · edited 6 months ago · 1 like
I can’t save any edits I now make? As it constantly lists the book as not-existing, when I try to save the edits, even when I’ve just been editing it myself. (I can upload chapters but not edit them?) 
Img 0366 Thad Woodman · Inksharesian · edited 6 months ago · 2 likes
Great find @Paul Inman. Fixing that now!
Endor paul Paul Inman · Author · edited 6 months ago · 4 likes
I think there is a bug...It SEEMS as if I can create a new chapter in any book I choose. Once I click READ, it shows a list of chapters/add chapters like so...


Then when I click the ADD NEW CHAPTER button it gives me this...


I didn’t go any further because I didn’t want to accidentally add a new chapter.

Otherwise looks great man.
Batten003 web400px Robert Batten · Author · edited 6 months ago · 2 likes
Looking good and running well on my ipad. Much easier to find and add reviews — that  tab from the home page is a great addition.
Img 2511 Jane-Holly Meissner · Author · edited 6 months ago · 2 likes
So far it is working well on mobile - looks really good and is easy to navigate. :) 
Img 0366 Thad Woodman · Inksharesian · edited about 1 month ago · 18 likes
Hi Everyone,

As you may have noticed, we just pushed a significant update to our book pages in an effort to better organize how information is presented to users and streamline overall usability.

Please let me know if you encounter any errors or usability issues, or if you have any suggestions for how we might improve these pages.

Thanks!

Thad