William King Posted October 18, 2017 Report Share Posted October 18, 2017 I want to start this suggestion by saying first of all that the new look to the website is very good. The front page is attractive, has ten books being published with covers and summaries, making it easy for someone coming to the site to pick up a book to read. However, the front page is missing one big thing and that is a similar link to completed books, those in the library previously published. Now obviously you cannot scroll through the hundreds of books in the library. My suggestion is that you take a few, let's say six books by six different authors and put those on the front page in a second row of books. You would then have books being published and a book selection. The selection of the month would be random, but with six books, every author gets one book on the front page each year. Now comes the second part of this suggestion: the featured books should be reviewed. This takes a few members with the time to read a book and review it (it is not easy to write a book review). If you adopt the suggestion I volunteer as a reviewer (I already have reviews posted in the forum so you can see an example). This I believe is an important missing element to the site. Imagine you are coming here for the first time, you do not necessarily want to read books in the process of being published. You go to the library, and wow, 63 authors, hundreds of books, nothing categorised (it's more like a garage sale than a library). You will end up picking at random, reading a short summary, then the first chapter. Ideally, all those books should be categorised (Sci-fi, romance, drama, adventure, etc.), you can't truly call it a library without categorising the books. A mammoth task. The featuring of six completed books on the front page, with summaries and reviews, will over time categorise the books and in the meantime give readers a way to select a book they might like to read. It would be like picking a book off the shelf and reading the sleeve. Each featured book would have, genre, summary, review. Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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