First off, we would like to thank our beta users for their continued feedback and support during our testing phase. We now have around 1,000 followers through our social networks and over 100 users signed up on our site. On top of that, over 30 eBooks have been successfully published. The great part is it has been only 7 days since our launch. The Novelnook beta has proved to be a great source of information about problem areas of our website. As we hash out some of the more common login and registration issues, we have started Phase 2 of our development. During this time we will begin introducing newer and more stable versions of the website weekly. Each release will incorporate new features, design changes, and bug fixes as we prepare for our official launch. Our current timetable puts us somewhere in mid-November for a full release of our website. We encourage users to keep visiting as we bring more features online to help us test and evaluate our products. For those of you that are hoping to publish – we have cut down our processing time of applications to just 10-15 minutes during normal business hours; and at the most – a few hours. Expect more changes and updates throughout the next few weeks.
Some things to look forward to with our next update:
(1) Author Features Tab – this will allow authors to use some of our identified features that will help publicize their eBooks
(2) Frontpage Re-Design – We will now show featured authors, this blog, new users, and more on our frontpage.
(3) Custom eBook Covers – Novelnook will display samples and provide a detailed submission form for users to create an eye-catching custom cover at a much lower price.
(4) Login/Registration – After noticing a few errors regarding our login and registration systems in the past week – we have been diligently correcting all known issues. In addition, we have created a more user friendly author vs reader registration process.
We will be updating our audience on a frequent basis over the next few weeks as we build up to the official launch. Thank you to all who have participated thus far.