Bhooks informs about news & future plans in the Roadmap!
Import of 50'000 books from Project Gutenberg!28.04.2019
We are thrilled to announce that Bhooks started to import almost 50'000 ebooks from Project Gutenberg. For us, this is a huge deal. Not only because we are fans of the project, but also because this will test the project's scalability. As a result, within following weeks Bhooks will be under quite some load. We therefore apologize for any lag or other inconveniences which might appear during this intense time.
Images in the cloud19.04.2019
Bhooks made one large step towards scalability: We now host most of our images in the cloud, including those of your books. Next, we'll bring the cached downloads into cloud, in order to have all of Bhooks scale-ready.
Friends & Followers03.04.2019
Bhooks now features followers, being followed, and friends!
You can now follow your views and downloads in a statistics dashboard, showing your book's dowloads per month and country!
Isbn, Country & Mail24.03.2019
If you have an Isbn number for your book, Bhooks.com now puts that into your book downloads. Further, every download is now logged with the country it was downloaded to, laying the foundation for future analyes. And lastly, Bhooks.com now has secured email and makes more use of it for notifications, e.g. for when you get a new Critique handed in.
Plenty of imports & custom CSS styling15.03.2019
Bhooks.com now supports a wide range of imports (epub, mobi, docx, and many more)! And you can now style your book in any way you want, with custom CSS!
New domain, new server08.03.2019
We are Bhooks.com now! And we also moved to a new and stronger server. We're very happy about this step, as having such a short .com domain so closely related to this website's purpose is a significant boost in SEO and often user trust.
Landing page overhaul24.02.2019
Updated the landing page, added "Why Bhooks?", and some other minor changes.
With the latest structured data update, your Book now scores 100% on all SEO scores!
Critique system, Awards & complete overhaul08.02.2019
Introducing the long awaited Critique system!
Embed your book into your own website! Very cool feature, just click on "Embed" e.g. here, then put it into your website like you would embed a YouTube video!
Imports, new editor14.12.2018
Introduced the new import system - books can now be imported from various sources. Further, replaced the existing text editor with a new one.
Messaging system introduced. Fixed profile picture & book card display.
Read online, chapter ratings28.11.2018
Improved the "read online" feature for mobile experience. Added a first draft for rating chapters inside ebooks. Plenty of bugfixes.
Added basic support for comments. This new feature allows commenting on text read online. When you're signed in, mark a text and click the comment button on top of the screen!
Until now, the site had zero optimizations for search engines like Google. With this basic support, your books should now also be able to achieve great ranks in searches.
- Full screenreader compatibility. I'd love to do that.
- Email template
- Better genres
- Reading list
- Book import automatic cover creation
- Show only books with min. number of words
- Organize and order chapters
- Comment/Post "Edit" button
- Custom text snapshots
- Public books import?
- Search by word count
- Automated grammar rating
- Parse and group import CSS, don't just copy
- Private ebooks
- Email invitations
Completed TODO items
- Cover image to pdf
- Followed, Followers, Friends
- Metrics dashboard
- Better example book
- Epub / Mobi custom css styling
- Facebook login
- Search function & filters on main page
- Legal statements (TOS, etc.)
- Feedback system: Ratings? Links in the epub?
- Add ability to delete a blank comment
- Add comment critique functionality
- Critique system
- Working Epub download on Tolino
- Working Mobi download on Kindle
- PDF download
- Avatar upload
- Improved profile page: Biography, working profile page upload, own books, books to read
- Replace Stackedit with toast-ui
- Private messages
- Delete button for books
- Remove comment on document click
- Book embedding (e.g. into your blog / forum)