Archive for May, 2010

Friday, May 28th, 2010

May-ish State of the Thing

We’re just started sending out the May/June State of the Thing, LibraryThing’s monthly newsletter of features, author interviews and other drolleries.

Check your inbox or read it online.

This month’s edition includes four author interviews, with:

Labels: author chat, author interview, state of the thing

Monday, May 24th, 2010

LibraryThing Facebook integration, phase 1

LibraryThing/Facebook integration

We’ve just introduced “phase one” of LibraryThing-Facebook integration. It’s been a ridiculously long time coming, but it’s here. The framework for the project is built and one feature has been implemented—review posting.

Posting Reviews. Phase one is posting reviews. Whenever you write or edit a review you can elect to post the review to Facebook, where it appears as on the right. It also links back to the review page on LibraryThing.

On your Edit profile: Sites/apps page you will find a handy checkbox to make the “Share to Facebook” default to “on” (unless you’ve already published the review, in which case you must explicitly make it republish it).

Sharing via Facebook adds the LibraryThing Books app., which is a Facebook app. for LibraryThing. Right now it does nothing except post your reviews as requested.

So, what else should it do? (Everything, okay, but what is most important?) Come talk about it here.

Credits. The programming this time around was done by Mike (LTMike). Members of the Board for Extreme Thing Advances provided valuable help.

Labels: facebook, new features

Monday, May 17th, 2010

Welcome Octavia!

Welcome to Octavia, the newest LibraryThing baby!  Congratulations to Sonya and her husband Jason on the birth of their daughter last night at a healthy 8 pounds and 20.5 inches long.  All three are happy and well.

Not to be outdone by Mike and Lulu last month, Sonya live-blogged during labor. (Having had a baby myself once upon a time, I just have to say WOW/WHAT?! in amazement that she had the mental wherewithal to blog).

Post your congrats on this Talk thread.

Want more cuteness? See all the LibraryThing baby announcements here (and we’ve still got one more baby coming soon)!

UPDATE (7/30/10): The original post was lost and we were unable to save the original comments. Our apologies, but please feel free to post new comments.

Labels: LibraryThing babies

Tuesday, May 4th, 2010

May batch of Early Reviewers books is available

The May 2010 batch of Early Reviewer books is up! We’ve got 70 books this month, and a grand total of 1234 copies to give out. (I swear, I didn’t make that number up.)

First, make sure to sign up for Early Reviewers. If you’ve already signed up, please check your mailing address and make sure it’s correct.

Then request away! The list of available books is here:

The deadline to request a copy is Friday, May 28th at 6PM EST.

Eligiblity: Publishers do things country-by-country. This month we have publishers who can send books to the many different countries. Make sure to check the flags by each book to see if it can be sent to your country.

Thanks to all the publishers participating this month!

Henry Holt and Company Grand Central Publishing Canongate Books
Tundra Books Putnam Books Orbit Books
New American Library St. Martin’s Press Riverhead Books
Rovira i Virgili University Press Penguin St. Martin’s Minotaur
Ballantine Books Bantam Dell The Permanent Press
University of Iowa Press Gefen Publishing House St. Martin’s Griffin
Jove Books Picador Tor Books
Faber and Faber Other Press Doubleday Books
Demos Medical Publishing Unbridled Books IDW Publishing
Hesperus Press Gibbs Smith Publisher Shambhala
Harper Menasha Ridge Press Clerisy Press
Orca Book Publishers

Labels: early reviewers