New Partnership: BookVibe – Social Book Recommendation

August 29th, 2014 by Mario Lurig

BookVibe

BookVibe

Today I’m excited to announce a new partnership with BookVibe, a new free service that not only can give you recommended reading based on your social media connections and content, but also allow you to do research into individual titles and individual twitter users to see what they are talking about. All of this is wrapped up in a clean and vibrant interface.

An example: Under the Dome by Stephen King (click Twitter Search)

Within NovelRank, you will now find a BookVibe link under the Twitter Search menu option at the top of any book’s page. The link will be at the top when NovelRank didn’t find any results, and at the bottom of the list when it does. If your book isn’t yet in BookVibe’s system, don’t worry, they’ll have it up and ready within ~48 hours.

I hope you enjoy this integration, and please let me know (Facebook comments or tweets) what you think of the integration.

NovelRank iOS App Updated – iOS7 and iPad Support

June 23rd, 2014 by Mario Lurig

Thanks to the amazing work of NovelRank user and contributor, Dave Wooldridge, the NovelRank iOS app has been upgraded! If you’ve never tried it before and you have an Apple device, now is a great time to download it. Here is a list of the new features:

  • New universal app with native support for both iPhone and iPad.
  • Optimized for iOS 7, but still compatible with iOS 6.
  • No more banner ads, but still FREE!
  • Now supports all Amazon country sites that NovelRank.com supports in a new horizontal sliding toolbar.
  • Added support for 64-bit iOS devices, such as iPhone 5s.
  • Completely re-engineered from the ground up!
  • Redesigned UI to better mirror the NovelRank.com color theme.
  • Several bug fixes, enhancements, and improved error handling.

See more screenshots and download it through iTunes or on your device:
https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/novelrank-amazon-sales-rank/id423938573?mt=8

Keep Track of your Physical Book Inventory

March 6th, 2014 by Mario Lurig

Authors on NovelRank do two things extremely well: Write books and obsess over Amazon sales rank. So it’s important not to worry about the little things, which includes keeping track of how many print editions of your books you have an where you are selling them. You want something as easy as NovelRank, so the creator of NovelRank has also created ReadySum.
Ready Sum Inventory Tool Screenshot

It’s a web app, which means you can view it on your PC, laptop, tablet, or mobile device; it looks good everywhere. And in true NovelRank tradition, it’s free. So if you’re interested in tracking your book inventory, then ReadySum is here to help.

As a bonus, the tool is adding new translations all the time, and so far you can use it in the German edition or the French edition.

NovelRank Version 3 – Faster Everything

October 20th, 2013 by Mario Lurig

trees in the light

I’m guessing many of you were starting to get annoyed by Server Overloaded, Try Again in a Few Minutes messages, especially late at night. You probably weren’t a fan of waiting 60+ seconds for salesrank data to generate in charts.

These things bothered me too. Thus, I took time aside and have completely rewritten the backend database of NovelRank, which I’m now calling NovelRank version 3 (v3 for short). On the front end, there are no differences, but the experience of using the site is dramatically improved. It’s been a plan for months, and the four phases of transition started one week ago, finishing up late Saturday (Oct 19, 2013) night. I’m really proud and satisfied with the results.

Here’s a full list of everything that has been improved dramatically:

  • Charts (Type: SalesRank)
  • Stats (PRO Users now get to update this instantly)
  • API (NovelRank iPhone app and PRO WebApp)
  • CSV exports (SalesRank)
  • SalesRankExpress rank history charts

Since it was completed, there have been zero users receiving the Server Overloaded message. I’m proud of that.

I hope you continue to enjoy and use NovelRank worldwide. As a reminder, it’s built by one guy, me, and your support through PRO sign-ups and donations are the only income I have.