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Old 05-13-2024, 05:18 PM   #16
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I been using the app hardcover. it's more easier for me to understand.
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Honestly I think Hardcover has the better product. Unfortunately SG has all the hype.
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Old 05-13-2024, 06:49 PM   #18
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Because Storygraph is better then Hardcover. SG is much more user friendly.

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Old 05-14-2024, 02:59 AM   #19
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I have been using Hardcover.app for a few days now, and it's a bit janky, to be honest. It's more complicated to update your progress if you want to track via percentage (because who has the exact same version with the correct page count?) and it's unable to properly switch to a different edition of a book.

E.g. I'm reading The Way of Kings rights now, but the German translation. Hardcover has the German edition but as a subset of the original book. This is wrong because the book is split in two over here (Der Weg der KŲnige & Der Pfad der Winde) but Hardcover.app doesn't track them properly as two books.

Hardcover.app looks nice and has some nice stats but fails on the basics IMHO.
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Old 05-14-2024, 03:28 AM   #20
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I have been using Hardcover.app for a few days now, and it's a bit janky, to be honest. It's more complicated to update your progress if you want to track via percentage (because who has the exact same version with the correct page count?) and it's unable to properly switch to a different edition of a book.

E.g. I'm reading The Way of Kings rights now, but the German translation. Hardcover has the German edition but as a subset of the original book. This is wrong because the book is split in two over here (Der Weg der KŲnige & Der Pfad der Winde) but Hardcover.app doesn't track them properly as two books.

Hardcover.app looks nice and has some nice stats but fails on the basics IMHO.
With Hardcover, can you add entries or is that staff only? With Storygraph, you can add in your split editions of The Way of the Kings without a problem. And if you needed staff help with it, you could put in what you could and then put in a request for help.
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I cannot easily add books, I need to have librarian status for that. I have thought about doing that, but then again, I'm not invested that much in their app. With Storygraph I can already edit books and correct almost everything that is wrong with them, they are truly community driven.
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I just did some searching on Hardcover. It was a disaster.

I put in the ISBN for the 4th book in a series and it came up with the 1st book as the result. I looked as the editions and I did not see the ISBN. I searched for the 4th book by title and there is only 1 edition. The books in the database is seriously lacking. You also cannot see enough of the the book's information without going to editions.

I don't like the UI all that much. There is a button to be able to buy the book from 4 different sellers. The site doesn't even check if that edition is available. You get the link regardless. The site is (IMHO) a mess.
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Very well said!
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IMHO Hardcover.app tried very hard to be Letterboxd for books. Without being smart about community features that make sense for readers, like read-a-longs, book clubs etc.

Letterboxd has similar shortcomings too, but there it's not as obvious as on Hardcover.app.
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Iíve never used Letterbox. Iíll have been a Trakt user for 10 years in October.. Personally I like Hardcover better. It imported all of my GR books unlike SG. Iím not manually adding all those books to SG. I donít understand how Hardcovers database is better than SG.
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Iíve never used Letterbox. Iíll have been a Trakt user for 10 years in October.. Personally I like Hardcover better. It imported all of my GR books unlike SG. Iím not manually adding all those books to SG. I donít understand how Hardcovers database is better than SG.
But you can import from GoodReads... Its under your Profile. Or are you saying that you have masses of books in GoodReads that SG doesn't recognize?
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I wanted to like StoryGraph; I really did. I love how "clean" it is and I strongly dislike how Goodreads is overwhelmed by promotions and irrelevant promotions at that. (No, Goodreads, just because I'm a woman, I don't want to read cowboy romances "based on my reading". I've entered three thousand books; you could do better than that. That is, if you weren't only motivated by the bottom line and instead wanted to provide value to members and paid promotions.) And also, while I'm not greatly bothered by how Amazon runs its business, I'd just as soon not make them a gift of even more data on me than they've already got.

But. The reality is that Goodreads' database is much better than Storygraph's and the user interface is faster and more intuitive. And given that I've already got a useful friends' network there.... I ported my books to StoryGraph and I tried; for a while I maintained both accounts but that wasn't worth the nuisance. Goodreads for all its drawbacks is still better for my purposes.
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Iíve never used Letterbox. Iíll have been a Trakt user for 10 years in October.. Personally I like Hardcover better. It imported all of my GR books unlike SG. Iím not manually adding all those books to SG. I donít understand how Hardcovers database is better than SG.
Hardcover's database is worse then Storygraph's. See my previous message on Hardcover to see what happened,
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I wanted to like StoryGraph; I really did. I love how "clean" it is and I strongly dislike how Goodreads is overwhelmed by promotions and irrelevant promotions at that. (No, Goodreads, just because I'm a woman, I don't want to read cowboy romances "based on my reading". I've entered three thousand books; you could do better than that. That is, if you weren't only motivated by the bottom line and instead wanted to provide value to members and paid promotions.) And also, while I'm not greatly bothered by how Amazon runs its business, I'd just as soon not make them a gift of even more data on me than they've already got.

But. The reality is that Goodreads' database is much better than Storygraph's and the user interface is faster and more intuitive. And given that I've already got a useful friends' network there.... I ported my books to StoryGraph and I tried; for a while I maintained both accounts but that wasn't worth the nuisance. Goodreads for all its drawbacks is still better for my purposes.
I get that. I never used GR for recommendations or friends, so I never felt the lack of it on SG. I do miss seeing your activity roll through my feed though.
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