Improved BG Feature: Tweets in store!

Keeping your BookGrail store up-to-date with the wit and wisdom of your latest Tweets is now even easier.

1) Log in to your BookGrail account

2) Add your Twitter username @username to the Add Twitter Feed box at the bottom of your store page

3) Click the + button

Here’s an example — thank you Head of Zeus!

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App Happy

We’re delighted to announce that you can now enjoy our free ebook reading app — BookGrail Reader — in three different flavours.

  1. Amazon Fire
  2. Apple
  3. Android

BookGrail Reader will automatically sync with your BookGrail library — buy a book once from BookGrail and read it on your phone or tablet anytime, anywhere. It will even sync across different devices, should you start reading on your android phone but then switch to your iPad or Kindle Fire later. There is no more convenient way of enjoying your BookGrail books.

Other E-readers

Should you have a trusty e-ink Kindle or other e-reader, some BookGrail titles are also available for download. …

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WordPress plugin

Want to add BookGrail ecommerce to your WordPress site without having to dive into the code?

Simply install this plug in:

https://wordpress.org/plugins/bookgrail/

Enter your BookGrail referrer key (your unique BookGrail ID — find it by logging into your BookGrail account, clicking the user menu in the top bar and selecting the Recommends option), choose your theme colour to co-ordinate with your website and start adding the books you want to sell.

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BookGrail-powered E-commerce

With BookGrail everyone can recommend books via email, Twitter and Facebook, but did you know that you can also embed a BookGrail-powered shopping cart and checkout process on your website… in just three simple steps?

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New BG Feature: Blogs

You can now add a blog to your BookGrail profile page. Click the +New button in the Blog panel to get started. You can add images, video and allow or disallow comments.

You can also feature blogs on your Store page — log in and scroll to the bottom of your Store page, then select the blog you want to feature from the drop down menu. Simple!

We’re looking forward to hearing what you have to say.

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Bookgrail on Your Reading App

If your reading app supports OPDS*, you can now browse, search and even directly purchase from Bookgrail’s catalogue without leaving the comfort of your reader.

To add Bookgrail’s catalogue to your reader, enter this link

http://www.bookgrail.com/api/v1/books/catalog

to the appropriate Add Catalogue / Add books / Get Books tab.

And that’s it. Simple. You can now browse our books. Enjoy!

For Bookgrail store owners, we’re now building the ability to create your own OPDS feed, so your customers can access your store direct from their readers too.

*Reading apps with full and open OPDS functionality include FBReader and Aldiko.

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New BG Feature: Embed a video in your blog or store

Embedding a video in a Bookgrail blog post couldn’t easier: simply paste the video’s url into the text. Make sure the URL is on its own line and not hyperlinked (clickable when viewing the post).

Like this:

And here's the man himself:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-R8kAv0rUsc

Bookgrail will take care of the rest.

To display your video-enabled blog on your storefront is just as simple:

1) Login, go to your store
2) Scroll to the ADD FEATURED BLOG box at the bottom of the page
3) Click the spinner to select your video blog and drag and drop to position

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New BG Feature: Comment on Shelves

Like a shelf? Got a question for the curator? A suggestion? Now you can add a comment to a shelf using the Leave a comment button below each shelf, on righthand side.

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