Novelnook Upgrades Itself

New Features have arrived, and more to come!


We have recently implemented a few of the features we have foreshadowed in previous posts.  Here’s a list of what to expect on Novelnook:

1) Frontpage – Our blog, featured authors, featured eBooks, a new login module, FAQ module, and the newest users, are all live for your viewing on our home page.  We are working to develop a component that will allow us to display our wordpress blog directly on our site – more to come on this.

2) “Bookworms” – We have added a feature that allows authors to be “followed” – simply click “become a bookworm” on their profile page and you will instantly be notified of any updates or additions the author makes via your inbox!

3) Publishing – The “publish” function is now more obvious in the authors dashboard.  There is a large blue button that is always showing – simply click this to bring up the eBook upload form.

4) Logo – To keep things fresh, we will be updating our logo with the seasons, holidays, and special occasions.

5) Author Custom URLs – We’ve done some thorough research and discovered that we have the most simplified version of custom URLs out of all eBook publishing websites.  Here’s an example:

6) Point System – The point system is online.  You are now able to earn points in the appropriate amounts and we have updated all current member’s point totals.  Please see the how-to-guide / points tab for more information.  We will be moving the points article to its own menu item soon to make it more user friendly to access.  Features are still being developed (for you to unlock via your points).

7) Number of Purchases – Each eBook now has a number of purchases tracker for all to see.

8) Bugs with Author Application – We have fixed all known bugs with the author application and registration process.  We will handle all errors and issues as soon as we receive them, so please continue providing us with feedback.

9) Popularity – To give our readers an update on our rise in popularity, we have over 1,000 followers and around 100 published eBooks from over 70 active authors since our BETA launch on October 2nd.  We’ve reached 500 unique visits in just one week since activating google analytics and we have yet to begin our marketing campaign in full force.  These numbers are purely based on word of mouth from our users!  We thank you for supporting us and look forward to growing our user base through aggressive marketing in the future.

We have been hard at work – improving our site to meet authors needs.  Expect many more updates this month as we continually add and modify our services in preparation for our official launch in November.

Have a suggestion? Shoot us an e-mail and we’ll respond immediately…

– Colton Joseph (CEO & Founder)



Helpful Feedback

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.