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Miles Scherrer
Maker
nibble.fm
As almost everything about Goodreads is broken, readers do not have a great community to discover, recommend and discuss books while authors lack a good channel to interact with their readers. Readers hack other social platforms like #bookstagram-ers do on IG, #booktube-rs do on YouTube or move the discussion to Reddit. But these platforms are not built for books. This is why we built Bookself.app. Currently we are a drop in replacement for Goodreads and over the coming months we are launching premium audiobook and ebook content to the app with a new, more flexible pricing model for digital books. In the meantime, join the book club and let us know all your feedback!
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joshua bradley
Passionate about making life better
@miles_scherrer +1 for Goodreads sync not working. Logged in on the web ... hit button, busted.
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Miles Scherrer
Maker
nibble.fm
@airjoshb Sorry about that, it should work now. Might need to login incognito or clear cache. If still no, DM me your goodreads profile link and we will do it manually :P
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Niklas PivicTech Writer, music lover, avid reader.
@airjoshb @miles_scherrer Is there a fix coming for the Goodreads import? In Bookself I have 289 books after having run the Goodreads import, but in Goodreads, I have 1348 books.
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Miles Scherrer
Maker
nibble.fm
@airjoshb @niklaspivic666 Hmm we did fix it and also added import of book reviews, let me know your goodreads user link in DM and we will find the issue.
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Niklas PivicTech Writer, music lover, avid reader.
@airjoshb @miles_scherrer I've responded, Miles! Now I've got 857 books in Bookself, and more can't be added (when I've tried the import process twice).
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Stefan Wirth
Async Potato Farmer 24/7
Been using this for a long time and it's impressive to see how far it has come. πŸŽ‰βœŒοΈ
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Miles Scherrer
Maker
nibble.fm
@nafetswirth Thanks Stefan!! πŸ™πŸ––
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Jessica MansouratiFounder of Bookself
@nafetswirth Thanks for the support Stefan!
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The app is so good that I manually migrated all my books from goodreads even though it was still in beta and buggy as hell. With the already steady improvements I am looking forward to see where it goes from here! πŸ’«
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Miles Scherrer
Maker
nibble.fm
@rogerolden Thanks for bearing with us Roger :P
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Jessica Mansourati
Maker
Founder of nibble.fm!
@rogerolden getting there, step by step!
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joshua bradley
Passionate about making life better
@rogerolden I'm curious what you found so good that you manually migrated your books? What are the killer features for you? I like the idea of a better Goodreads a lot, but am not finding enough of a reason to spend the time. Even after going back and forth with import issues, it only got about 40% of my Goodreads.
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Arjun SundararajanTech Founder
Finally a version of goodreads that cares about users. Can I import my goodreads profile ? The iOS app is fantastic. Wish the web app receives some love.
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Miles Scherrer
Maker
nibble.fm
@sarjun Yes, go to the web app menu and press "Sync". We've had some issues on the import when Goodreads are missing some meta data but are working to handle those. The web app has been lagging mobile but it will catch up on features soon.
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Love that I'm able to actually discuss my reads and that it's simple, unlike Goodreads that's becoming so messy!
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Giacomo BarbieriTech Blogger, Community Manager
Wow, finally a good Goodreads alternative! I wandered a bit in all the section ( really neat, congrats), but for me to definitely switch to this I need two features: - Log pages read while the book is in 'Reading' - Submit new books via ISBN scan or manually Also, the Goodreads import seems not to work :)
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Miles Scherrer
Maker
nibble.fm
@ijaack94 Thanks! - Page logging is actually available for most books if you open the book's main page under the "Your reading" headline. We also compute total pages read overall which you can track in the achievements page on your profile (were you also can set reading goals and daily reminders). If you cannot find it, let me know which book and we will add the page number data :) - Yes, that would be neat! - Make sure you are logged in on the web since this is still only a web feature and we will work on improving it in the meantime!
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Giacomo BarbieriTech Blogger, Community Manager
@miles_scherrer OK, I tried with a couple of books but I didn't manage to do it :( I also tried multiple times for Goodreads import, but It didn't work, also if I have an active session in Goodreads..:(
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Miles Scherrer
Maker
nibble.fm
@ijaack94 Try now, the pages number data has now been added :) Also for syncing, make sure you are logged in to Bookself's web app in the browser before authenticating Goodreads.
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Giacomo BarbieriTech Blogger, Community Manager
@miles_scherrer I don't know, it still doesn't work: I signed with Facebook on both accounts, is that ok? Don't know what to think of anymore :(
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Miles Scherrer
Maker
nibble.fm
@ijaack94 Hmm let's look into it, I will PM you!
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Best way to keep track of books I want to read and increase how much I'm reading by getting inspired by others!
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Miles Scherrer
Maker
nibble.fm
@carro_hjelm1 Thanks Carro!!
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JC Alvarez
Building Clarify.so
This is awesome! As I'm trying to import from Goodreads it just says Stacking books... and I'm doing this from my browser
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Miles Scherrer
Maker
nibble.fm
@jcalvarezjr We need to polish this feature but the most common issue is that you need to be logged in to Bookself in the web browser before authenticating Goodreads. It is currently a web feature only so if you got directed from the mobile app, log in to Bookself in your mobile browser too.
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JC Alvarez
Building Clarify.so
@miles_scherrer no worries, I just manually added my books. Really got a give it to you, this is very clean and simple. I'll be using this as a Goodreads replacement! Looking forward to what else you've got planned for it.
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Miles Scherrer
Maker
nibble.fm
@tom_pryor Now it should be fixed! If you get the same no response, try with incognito mode and it should work :)
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Miles Scherrer
Maker
nibble.fm
@jcalvarezjr Thanks! We are primarily looking to add more content (audiobooks, ebooks), improved threading in chats for book discussions and stats/achievements/challenges. Curious to hear what would be valuable for you!
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Seriously good discovery and the platform is true mobile first. I love that I can see books that my family and friends are reading and can text and comment based on their reading habits. And finally I can have my want-to-read list in its right element, which is not Google Keep. Also, my mother is a librarian and approves. G-R-E-A-T app!
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Very excited by this concept, though Goodreads sync is not working for me either :(
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