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message 1: by Brenda, Aussie Authors Queen (last edited Jul 11, 2015 04:31PM) (new)

Brenda | 69301 comments Mod
Getting around Goodreads can be daunting at first. This is the the link to the help page on Goodreads. http://www.goodreads.com/help

Here are some tips:

CHANGING FONT AND STYLE
Making text bold, italics, underline or strikethrough is easy.
I'm bold is <b>I'm bold</b>
I'm italics is <i>I'm italics</i>
I'm underlined is <u>I'm underlined</u>
And I'm strikethrough is <s>And I'm strikethrough</s>

ADDING AN AUTHOR OR BOOK LINK TO YOUR COMMENTS
To add a link to an author or book title or display a book cover in your comments, click on "add book/author" which is located just above the box you write your comments in. Once it's open you will see at the bottom you can choose "cover" instead of title if you prefer to display a picture of the book. Adding links instead of just typing the title will link this topic to the book's home page and increases the profile of the book and our group.

HOW TO ADD PHOTOS TO YOUR COMMENTS
Another popular question is how do I add photos to my posts. Google "photobucket" (there are many other sources but that's a good place to start). Select the photo you want and to the left you'll see a box that has the "html" text that will allow that photo to appear on other sites. Copy the text and paste it into your post. Preview your post and you will see that the picture appears, not the text.

WHY DO SOME COMMENTS BEGIN WITH PREVIOUS MESSAGES IN ITALICS?
If you want to respond to a particular message so it's clear that is what you're talking about then just click the word 'reply' at the bottom right of their message.

HOW TO CROSS OUT YOUR BOOK WHEN FINISHED
<s>put title in here</s>

ANOTHER WAY TO ADD AND ENLARGE AN IMAGE IN YOUR POST
In Firefox and Chrome, right click on the image you want to share, then click on 'copy image location'.

Then <img src="paste URL of image">

In Internet Explorer, right click-properties and copy image url. Then do the above.

HOW TO PUT ♥, ★ AND ☆ IN YOUR TEXT
For a heart type this: &hearts;
For a full star type this: &#9733;
For a blank star type this: &#9734;

HOW TO USE THE WORK-AROUND FOR RE-READS, UNTIL IT'S A FEATURE

Edit your book review, hit "advanced" and there's a field there for "number of times read". Keep track of your re-reads that way:) (Thanks Liam!)

HELPFUL LINKS
Feel free to ask the moderators any questions but you can also also ask the experts at the Goodreads Feedback group http://www.goodreads.com/group/show/1... or the Goodreads Librarians grouphttp://www.goodreads.com/group/show/2... .. Individual requests for help can be sent via the help page.


message 2: by Brenda, Aussie Authors Queen (new)

Brenda | 69301 comments Mod
If anyone else has some helpful hints, please let us know, and we will add them to this thread...


message 3: by Brenda, Aussie Authors Queen (new)

Brenda | 69301 comments Mod
I have just added a new hint to this thread, on re-reads...thanks Liam:)


message 4: by Brenda, Aussie Authors Queen (last edited May 20, 2013 09:18PM) (new)

Brenda | 69301 comments Mod
HOW TO FIND YOUR NEW RELEASES PAGE

Go to your profile, then Emails tab. Toward the bottom is a list of "Newsletters and Other Mail" you can receive from GR. The 4th item is the "New Releases" email, and next to that is a "preview" link. Click on it.

Or just use this link: http://www.goodreads.com/new_releases...


message 5: by Brenda, Aussie Authors Queen (last edited Jan 04, 2014 01:20AM) (new)

Brenda | 69301 comments Mod
TIP: For those wanting to save all their books/reviews you can export to a .CSV file.

Go to "My Books". On the left side is a list of links. Click on "import/export". On the new page, upper right, is the link to export to a .CSV file.


message 6: by Brenda, Aussie Authors Queen (last edited May 11, 2014 04:12AM) (new)

Brenda | 69301 comments Mod
TO CHECK FOR DUPLICATES ON YOUR SHELVES

Go to "My Books", then on the LHS where all your shelves are located, scroll down - and down - until you see under the tools section "find duplicates". Click on that and go from there...

IT'S EASY TO ADD A SHELF, BUT HOW DOES ONE DELETE A SHELF OR EDIT THE NAME OF A SHELF?

In the upper left of "My Books", to the right of 'bookshelves' is a link "Edit" which you can click and rename or delete shelves.


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Michael (michaelswensson) | 10592 comments FOR ANYONE WHO ACCIDENTALLY, OR DELIBERATELY, CLICKS [HIDE] ON THEIR LITTLE HOME PAGE RECOMMENDATIONS WIDGET, HERE'S WHAT TO DO.

You need to clear your cookies and/or cache for whichever browser you are using. (I was on my iPad --> Settings --> Safari --> Clear Cookies and Data - this will close all tabs you currently have open and seems to mean you need to log back into websites you are currently logged into, but once you log back into Goodreads, your recommendations are back on the home page!) (Thanks Kathryn!)


message 8: by Brenda, Aussie Authors Queen (new)

Brenda | 69301 comments Mod
TO POST A BIGGER PICTURE OF YOUR BOOK COVER

Go to the book page and click on the cover pic to enlarge; then right click and go to copy image url, then go <@img src="paste URL of image"@> and remove the two @ symbols.


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Michael (michaelswensson) | 10592 comments TO CREATE AN EXCLUSIVE SHELF

Make a new shelf called "owned" or whatever you want to call it then go to your my books page and click on edit bookshelves. Tick "exclusive" for your new shelf. It will then show at the top and you can place books exclusively on it.

*Thanks Veronica*


message 10: by Brenda, Aussie Authors Queen (last edited Oct 23, 2020 04:43PM) (new)

Brenda | 69301 comments Mod
How to ENLARGE your cover pic

Click on the book cover, then 'enlarge'. Then right click on 'copy image address' and go to where you want to paste - < img src="PASTE LINK" > (without the spaces between < and img + " and >)


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