Wednesday, May 06, 2009

test book post

I am going to be selling a LOT of new age books and I'm thinking about starting a Goodreads or Shelfari account to list them all. Testing to see what would be more user-friendly for people to look at the list. These widgets show books I've read, NOT the books for sale yet.

This one links to my Goodreads list
my 'read' shelf:
 my read shelf
And it appears to be the winner. Links right to the list, shows covers and authors, and you can click on each book for more info.

This is a Goodreads widget with 200 book covers. I can tell it sucks from the crappy generated HTML code which includes each book title. Plus I have more than 200 books to sell so I'd have to make multiple accounts, pain the butt, so not happening.

This is the shelfari widget. It LOOKS cool but but will people want to click that many times to see all the books?:

Shelfari: Book reviews on your book blog


Paul said...
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Paul said...

You should check out OurShelf. It's like Goodreads/Shelfari but for anything (books, DVDs, videos, musics, etc), and allows you to borrow and lend with other users. In a few days you should be able to import you shelfari and good reads collection but right now import doesn't seem to be turned on.

(ps: I'm the CEO, so I'm a little more than biased :) )