What is a BookList?
BookLists allow you to create lots of different kinds of lists on DailyLit. Keep track of what you want to read next and automatically subscribe to books once you've finished a book. Share your favorite books with your friends. Create a BookList of the books you think every person ought to read or make the all-star BookList of mystery novels. The choices are endless - and totally up to you.
How Do I Create A BookList?
It's easy. But you need to be a Member to create BookLists. (Not yet registered?)
Go to any book's page. Just below the cover image, you'll find links to add that book to your
Favorites or To-Read BookList. (If you're not already logged in, you will be prompted to do so here.)
Your To-Read BookList is a special BookList that allows you to queue up all the books you'd like
to read next. With the auto-start option enabled on your To-Read BookList management
page, you can prepare your BookList with reading well into the future. More information about how
to expect your new subscriptions to start is below.
You can also create your own custom-named BookLists. From the Your Settings page, click on the link to
Manage Your BookLists. You'll see some of the most popular BookList names, which you can easily copy.
You can also create customized BookLists with names and topics of your choice. And, you can write
descriptions of your BookLists and any of the books on them.
- To add books to a custom BookList, go to the Manage Your BookLists page, click on the BookList you'd like to modify, then click the “Add new book” link at the bottom of the BookList. You'll see a Search form that will allow you to find and add titles.
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Why Should I Create a BookList?
In addition to helping you keep track of all those books you want to read, creating BookLists lets you share and connect with other DailyLit Members. You can see other Members' BookLists by visiting their profile pages, or the all-lists page. Also, every book's page shows some of the members' BookLists that contain it. Get ideas for your own BookLists, see what's popular, or find other Members who share a passion for Shakespeare's comedies. And other Members can find out what you're about too.
How Does Auto-Start From My To-Read BookList Work?
We've made reading your next book even easier. Now, when you finish the book you're currently reading, the next book on your To-Read BookList will automatically start coming to you.
To keep your reading list running smoothly, here's a few important things to keep in mind:
Make sure to always have books in your To-Read BookList. You can add books by browsing DailyLit
and clicking the "Add to To-Read" button for as many books as you'd like.
Make sure the books on your To-Read BookList are in the order in which you'd like to read them.
To reorder your list, visit your To-Read BookList (via your Settings page) and use the arrows
to move books up or down.
To trigger your next book, you need to finish your current book. After you finish your current book,
the next title on your list will be delivered at the same time and with the same settings as the book
you just finished. Suspending your subscription won't cause your next book to start, but you can
manually start your next To-Read book by visiting that book's page on DailyLit and subscribing; that
book will then be taken off your To-Read list.
For RSS readers, your new book will start in the exact same feed as the book you just finished.
All you need to do is refresh your feed to start your new book. Your old subscription won't be deleted.
If you want to find the book you just finished, you can access the RSS feed address in the "Manange the
books you're reading" page (via your Settings page).
- If you want to turn off the automatic-start feature, simply uncheck the box on your To-Read BookList management page.