We’ve been working on an easier, more enjoyable way to add books to your shelf, write reviews, add ratings, find similar books and so much more.
Once you've added a book to your shelf, you'll see a green “Edit” button beneath your book. Clicking Edit will display a window where you can do all that fun Shelfari stuff (reviews, ratings, tags, categorizing, etc). We've moved some features from the book page into this window so you'll be able to do everything you want with your books from anywhere on the site.
The Edit window allows you to personalize:
My Status – We’ll help you put your book on the right list (I’m Reading, Planning to Read, I’ve Read), ask members “Should I read this?”, mark the book as private, or remove it from your shelf.
My Opinion – You can add a rating, review or mark a book as a favorite.
My Edition – Tell your friends which books you own and which ones are on your wish list. You can also add notes and keep track of who borrowed your book.
My Tags – Add as many tags as you want to your book. Tags are a great way to organize your shelf and help you find similar books. Choose from suggested tags or your personal tags.
More to Do – You can recommend books to your friends, begin a discussion, read reviews or add the book to your group shelf. We’ve also added a list of books you might enjoy — you can add them right to your shelf.
You can close the Edit window by clicking “Done” (on More to Do) or by clicking the “X” in the top right.
If you want to quickly add a book to a specific list, you can still use the drop-down menu beside the add/edit button — just click to select the list you want (I’m Reading, Favorite, etc.).
More about adding & editing your books
Improved Shelf Pop-up
The shelf pop-up that appeared when you moused over a book is now smaller and disappears immediately when you move your mouse off of the book cover. This popup shows your review, rating, which list the book is on (I’m Reading, Favorite) and what other friends and members have read the book (and their rating). If you want to ask “Should I read this”, add tags or a review, simply click the Edit button beneath the book.
The answers to your questions are just a click away! The 'Help' menu in the upper-right corner of Shelfari will take you to our Frequently Asked Questions section. Select a topic from the drop down menu and then click on the question that you have. You will see your answer instantly appear.
Enjoy!Amanda & the Shelfari Team