Editing book data

Since we first started building Bookhype, one of the challenges we faced was figuring out a way to accept book data form publishers, but also have the ability for site librarians to change that book data, without the publisher being able to change it back. Although you’d think the publishers would always send the most accurate, up-to-date information about the books they publish, sadly that’s […]

New genre pages

New genre pages

We’ve recently added new dedicated genre pages to Bookhype, which allows you to more easily find books within a genre you’re interested in. So far we have pages for: Fantasy Historical Mystery Romance Science Fiction Thriller … along with sub-genres within each of those. Soon we’ll be adding one for Young Adult as well. (I know, “Young Adult” isn’t really a genre; it’s an age […]

Sci-fi & fantasy releases for the first half of 2021

Sci-fi & fantasy releases for the first half of 2021

I’ve put together a list of some exciting science fiction and fantasy books coming out in the first half of 2021. We’ll come back in a few months for the second half of the year! Lore by Alexandra Bracken January 2021 Every seven years, the Agon begins. As punishment for a past rebellion, nine Greek gods are forced to walk the earth as mortals. They […]

Recommendations are now available

Recommendations are now available

We’ve been experimenting with a recommendation engine for a few weeks now, and recently we made it available to everyone! This has been an interesting project for us because it was our first experience with machine learning. We had a lot to learn, and will definitely continue to learn more as we improve the engine over time. How does it work? Our recommendation engine looks […]

Why building a Goodreads alternative is not so easy…

This post may get a little technical in some places, but you might learn something about the world of book data! If you’ve ever been involved in a discussion about how subjectively bad some people think Goodreads is, whatever the reasons are, maybe because it’s slow, has bad recommendations, doesn’t get active development, or just simply because it’s Amazon owned – you may have seen […]

Following series

Following series

One of the first features I built for Bookhype was the ability to follow a series. This was important to me because it’s something I’ve been trying to do already on existing platforms, and I thought it would be amazing for Bookhype to do it properly. On Goodreads I have a shelf called series-to-continue. Any time I decide I want to “follow” a series, I […]

Email alerts are coming soon!

Email alerts are coming soon!

In case you missed it, we’re working on email alerts! This will be a weekly email that goes out to anyone that has “Email Notifications” enabled in their settings. It will feature two things: Books in your library that are releasing over the next week. Any books that have automatically been added to your library over the past week. This will be books in series […]

October & November 2020 science fiction & fantasy releases to preorder now

October & November 2020 science fiction & fantasy releases to preorder now

Beyond the Ruby Veil by Mara Fitzgerald Publish date: 13 October 2020 A dark, queer YA fantasy that’s perfect for fans of the Three Dark Crowns series and Wicked Saints. After Emanuela Ragno kills the one person in Occhia who can create water, she must find a way to save her city from dying of thirst. Emanuela Ragno always gets what she wants. With her daring […]

Beta launch & roadmap

Beta launch & roadmap

It’s been almost a week since we opened the Bookhype doors to beta testers, and it’s definitely been a fun and weird experience! It took me a while to get used to opening up book pages and seeing other peoples’ reviews! It’s wild! I’ve also been thinking a lot about what’s next. I have a pretty big list of things to do but I’m trying […]

Alpha launch & thoughts on perfection

On Sunday we opened the Bookhype doors to a few alpha testers. It’s definitely been a whirlwind of emotions for me. I’ve been working on Bookhype for months and it’s weird to finally be letting other people in on it. Suddenly all the imperfections are huge and glaring at me. We have duplicated records (editions not grouped into a work correctly), missing series information, some […]