Over the next few days you may see some changes and experience some problems with Booksie as we roll out a major upgrade. We may also need to bring the site down for periods of time as we bring these changes live. We're apologizing in advance.

Once this upgrade is done you're going to have a bunch of new features to make it easier to share your writing and read the work of others.

Look for further updates shortly.

- The Booksie Staff

Over the next few days you may see some changes and experience some problems with Booksie as we roll out a major upgrade. We may also need to bring the site down for periods of time as we bring these changes live. We're apologizing in advance.

If the site is a bit sluggish, bear with us, we're working on it and it will speed up.

Now, onto the good stuff. This is a bit of what the enhanced Booksie will give you:

  • A brand new Booksie page that allows you to display your porfolio, choose featured pieces, post News, display any books you have published, and more.
  • A new Read page which provides sorting by genre and type (short story, poem, novel).
  • A rich text editor that allows you to change the size, color, font of your posts and your profile.
  • The ability to embed images and video into your posts and your profile.
  • The ability to submit creative writing posted elsewhere on the Web to the Booksie index.
  • A new comment system that allows unregistered users to post comments and authors to delete comments they don't find appropriate.
  • A new management system for authors.
  • Much, much, more.

Many of these changes came from your comments and suggestions and we'd like to thank everyone. Once again, we appreciate your patience as we bring these features live.

Booksie Admin


Submitted: September 26, 2007

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devilrod

Cool.

Thu, September 27th, 2007 4:36am

Author
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Thanks!

Thu, September 27th, 2007 10:29am

Kuatsimoto

DAAAAAAAAAMN

Thu, September 27th, 2007 5:18am

Author
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I hope that means you like it :).

Thu, September 27th, 2007 10:28am

Chicka19

omg sooo awsome! but sooo confusing!!!!! lol =D

Thu, September 27th, 2007 5:52am

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Thanks Chicka19. Just go to your Homepage. From there you can use the tabs to manage your account, just like you did with the old Booksie. If you want to publish, hit the Publish button. If you have questions, let me know.

Thu, September 27th, 2007 10:27am

grimreaper

Swikid, much easier now..
=P

Thu, September 27th, 2007 8:52am

Author
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Thanks!

Thu, September 27th, 2007 10:24am

Zephyr

Ok, will it let me be more widely read?

Thu, September 27th, 2007 9:19am

Author
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We hope so. See my comments below.

Thu, September 27th, 2007 10:24am

SteelSniper

OHH TELL US MORE OH WISE ONE! (not sarcastic btw)

Thu, September 27th, 2007 2:34pm

Author
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Ask and I will tell :). I responded to your question about RSS feeds on your Booksie page. But to let everyone else know, RSS feeds are a way of allowing others to subscribe to your site. So when you post something new, they'll receive the link and be able to read it. Readers can subscribe to RSS through their Yahoo or Google pages or by using an RSS reader.

Thu, September 27th, 2007 10:23am

ddrandall

very kewl indeed!... question?... how do we get back to the Booksie home page?... everything I click on takes me to mine... I go to your home page to see other new writing... so far the only way I find I can go back to it is by typing Booksie.com into my search engine again... I am sure it is just me being stupid and the fact that I am on my first cup of coffee....lol... great job on these changes!

Thu, September 27th, 2007 2:52pm

Author
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Hi ddrandall, just click on the Booksie logo on the top left of any page. That will bring you to the Booksie homepage, as opposed to your homepage.

Thu, September 27th, 2007 10:21am

SnowQueen

Good God. This is some major upgrade....but I like it! It's very sophisticated. Not that it wasn't before though. Very nice!

-SnowQueen

Thu, September 27th, 2007 4:04pm

Author
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Thanks you! As you can see, you can still also respond to a comment within the comment.

Thu, September 27th, 2007 10:20am

BooksieGuy

Hi all,

First let me again apologize for the speed of the site. We are optimizing it and it will improve over the next day or two.

Another feature of the new site is that authors can comment on their own post.

BooksieGuy

Thu, September 27th, 2007 4:52pm

BooksieGuy

Users can also leave multiple comments per post so that you can start and continue a discussion about a posted piece. No more one comment per post.

As an author, you can delete this post by going to Home/Comments. Find the comment and if you don't like it, it's gone. You now have the power.

Now, onto your questions:

Zephyr, it should help you get more widely read. Your personal page can now be syndicated via RSS which means anyone can add you to their MyYahoo, Google, or Reader pages. Anytime you post something new they'll receive an update.

You and others can also use the icons next to the Like It box to spread your work on sites like Digg, Delicious, Reddit. Pressing those buttons, and submitting to those sites will get you more readers. We've added more code to help search engines find you better. Lastly, you can help my linking to your Booksie page and letting others know about it.

ddrandall - You can get to the Booksie Homepage by clicking on the Booksie logo at the top left of the page. This will always take you to Booksie home.

Thu, September 27th, 2007 4:57pm

Miss Anni

Great job! I'm looking forward to all the new stuff!
Blessings on your endeavor!
Miss Anni

Thu, September 27th, 2007 7:12pm

Author
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Thank you!

Sat, September 29th, 2007 9:19pm

KastOblivion

hmmm interseting I like the updates. I hope more will come soon that even greater

Fri, September 28th, 2007 12:58am

Author
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We're working on it. Thanks.

Sat, September 29th, 2007 9:18pm

Alethea

I am a bit overwhelmed, but I am glad you upgraded. For all of those who have already asked questions, thank you I was woundering about that stuff too. I guess I will just have to re-explore the site. Good upgrades!

Fri, September 28th, 2007 3:09am

Author
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Thanks. Check back in for more bug updates. And if you come across something, post it here and we'll be sure to investigate.

Fri, September 28th, 2007 9:59pm

Sunwater

Wow. Sounds cool. Yeah, when i logged in this morning, i was like "Now wait a sec, what in the world is going on?" . But now that i've seen it, there had been many improvements. Thanks man.

Fri, September 28th, 2007 4:32pm

Author
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Thank you.

Fri, September 28th, 2007 9:58pm

Totem

the site is looking good. I'm curious about how long the upgrades are going to take? The changes make it look professional. Good job!

Fri, September 28th, 2007 11:05pm

Author
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Hi Totem,

It may take another week to iron out all of the wrinkles. We've been working on improving the speed and the site is now much faster. Now we're tackling the bug queue. No matter how much you test before had, new things crop up when you go live. Thanks for your patience.

BG

Fri, September 28th, 2007 9:58pm

SteelSniper

cant get to edit page... sometimes when i try go to a story or poem it will link to some other place.. if i try typing in www.booksie.com/users it will go to someone elces editable booksie site....

in a good note a like the new homepage layouts and the submit to digg and that... please fix the minor bugs soon. thank you

Sat, September 29th, 2007 12:29am

Author
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Hi Reaper, We know about the problems and are fixing them. Have you tried getting to edit page by clicking your username below the toolbar? Does it redirect you somewhere else?

Fri, September 28th, 2007 9:57pm

IvyWinter

so happy for the upgrade. i think this'll be well worth any issues we have with the site.

Sat, September 29th, 2007 1:17am

Author
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Thanks for your patience!

Fri, September 28th, 2007 9:56pm

Grey Sanders

Just a quick question. I have published a book in print, and I'm trying to add it to my printed books section, but I can't figure out how to do it. Help please!
Thanks

Sat, September 29th, 2007 3:07am

Author
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Right now you can only add books by publishing an excerpt of it and adding your book to that published piece. Doing that will automatically add it to your Booksie page. So, if it's a novel, throw up the first chapter, or an excerpt that will get us interested, and then add the ISBN of the book when you're publishing. The rest will happen automatically. Email us with further questions - contact (at) booksie.com

Fri, September 28th, 2007 9:55pm

FunnyBunny

Yeah the sit looks good! Just one problem - i can't publish my next chapter...it goes to some other novel somebody else wrote...it sucks.

Sat, September 29th, 2007 4:45am

Author
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Yup. We know about this. We're working on it. Sorry for the inconvenience.

BG

Fri, September 28th, 2007 9:53pm

BooksieGuy

Hi all,

We're still tweaking the site and we're aware of a lot of the bugs you mention - links going to wrong places, publishing problems, formatting, etc. We're working through the list. We've been working on optimizing the site so it loads quickly and now we're going to start hammering out the bugs. If you don't mind, keep posting them and I'll make sure they get added to the list.

Here's a question for all of you. In the original design we had it so the Home menu button went to your Booksie manage page. The Booksie logo took you to the Booksie homepage. Some found this confusing and we have temporarily changed it back to the way it was before. Now, you get to your manage section by clicking Your Username link below the toolbar. Does anyone have a preference? Is this confusing?

Thanks
BooksieGuy


Sat, September 29th, 2007 4:52am

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