New features just released on BookDigits
I released a bunch of exciting new features on BookDigits this morning. Here’s a summary of the four biggest ones:
1. You can now mark the book you’re currently reading, and that book’s cover becomes your profile picture throughout the site.
2. Book pages now show who’s rated the book, who’s currently reading it, and who’s saved it to read later.
3. You can now set the priority level for titles on your to-read list.
4. A couple of fun new sliders have been added to the bottom of the homepage.
Enjoy! And send any questions or feedback to email@example.com.
Announcing the BookDigits public launch
I’m excited to announce that BookDigits is now out of beta and open to the public. Check out the site at bookdigits.com and then sign up with Facebook, Twitter, or an email address.
BookDigits is a brand new way of rating, reviewing, and discovering books. Thanks to all those who have joined the site already!
Say hello to BookDigits
The beta release of BookDigits went live this morning! Invitations are sent on a first-come, first-serve basis, so make sure to head over to bookdigits.com and get your email address on the invite list.
BookDigits is a brand new way to rate, review, and recommend books – unlike anything else on the web today. I hope you’ll check out the site and find it useful.
New projects on the way from Bennett
I have a couple of exciting projects in the works, and now seems like a good time to spill the details.
- Hotel Apocalypse – Last year, I started working on a new piece of fiction called Hotel Apocalypse. It’s a sci-fi/dystopian adventure that will be broken up into 16 parts, with a new episode released every week. Look for Hotel Apocalypse to make its debut in early 2014 in both ebook and paperback.
- BookDigits.com – There are a lot of book websites out there that claim to offer the best reviews, recommendations, and reading tools. I thought I could build something better, so that’s what I’ve been doing in my spare time. BookDigits.com is based off the alternative review style I use on this blog, and it will be launching to the public this summer. If you’re interested in participating in the beta release, contact me via email or Twitter. Follow @bookdigits for updates about the site.
And of course, don’t forget that my first two books, Train Wreck and Secrets to Losing Weight in College, are still available at low prices from a variety of retailers.
INDIE REVIEW: “Unauthorized Access” by Andrew McAllister
Release Date: June 5, 2012
L/C Ratio: 20% Literary / 80% Commercial
30% - Action thriller
20% - Relationships
15% - Technology
10% - Boston
10% - Violence
10% - Finance
5% - Journalism
Movie Potential: 2 Thumbs Up
While there’s no shortage of tension or action in Unauthorized Access, the plot begs for a higher dose of mystery. Andrew McAllister starts the book with a thrilling depiction of cybercrime, but then he immediately reveals the culprit and the reasoning for his devious actions. Even still, the novel keeps the reader engaged thanks to the depth of the main characters and a careful interweaving of storylines.
“The only reason I don’t shoot you right now,” Landry said through clenched teeth, “is that it’s really bad business to kill clients.”