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Site review: The Book Depository

UK online book retailer Book Depository launched a new version of its site recently, aiming to make it 'best in class, in e-commerce terms'. 

It's a pureplay e-tailer, and has certainly been performing well recently, with sales of more than £40m in the last twelve months, an impressive 160% increase on the previous year, and enough to make the Sunday Times' Fast Track 100 list.

Book Depository homepage

I've been taking a closer look at the site...

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Site review: Quillp beta

Quillp is a social network startup based in Germany which provides book recommendations for other readers based on similar tastes, as well as allowing budding authors to upload their own manuscripts for others to rate, review, and comment on.

It has features in common with BookArmy and BookRabbit, as well as peer review sites for unpublished authors like Authonomy and YouWriteOn, so how does it compare?

Quillp

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Harper Collins opens up BookArmy to the public

Publisher Harper Collins has launched its book recommendation site / social network BookArmy to the public, after a couple of months in beta.

BookArmy indexes over 8m books, and invites readers to join the site, set up their own profiles and review and rate books. Titles can also be purchased via an affiliate link to Amazon.

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Site review: BookArmy beta

BookArmy, a literary recommendation website, is the latest social media project from publisher Harper Collins. It was originally planned for an official launch this year, but that has been delayed, and the site is now in private beta.

Harper Collins' other social media site, Authonomy, provides a way for the publisher to outsource its slush pile by having aspiring writers publish part of their work online and have it rated by others, in the hope that the cream rises to the top. BookArmy aims to be a recommendation engine for book lovers, having them rate the books they already love, and recommend others to them.

I've been trying out the new site to see how it looks so far...

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