Sunday, March 23, 2008

Edit the FictionDB Database Yourself!

We've been going through the responses to our survey and are happy to report that 87% of you think our data is Very Good or Excellent. So in looking at the 13% who thought the data was just Good we found one common theme. More data! Yeah, um, we knew that. People want information for absolutely every book on the site. Well, so do we, but we don't HAVE all the books in the database. We enter data as the books come through.

However, YOU have books that are missing information in the database. So now we're going to put you to work. You'll notice a new link on the Book Detail page right above the tags -- Add missing details to this book. You can now add or change just about everything to do with a book. Add a subgenre, change the time period, add a synopsis.

The only downside is that your changes won't be seen on the site until the first of the month. In order to provide live updates, we'd have to completely redesign the database and we're not quite ready to do that yet.

So the next time you see we're missing information on a book, enter the information for the next person who comes along. They may have already entered some information for you :)


KatherineT said...

Awesome changes! ... I'm looking forward to sharing my information

this site keeps getting better and better!

thanks Kelly for all your hard work!

Colleen Kayter said...

WOO HOO! Thank you! I've got a HUGE collection of early Silhouettes and get frustrated when you don't have a description (backcover info... as vague as it sometimes can be).

I just added the descriptions in my note space for my copy rather than bugging you. I'd rather save my nagging for something important '-D.

I've got 65 books tagged plus a few covers scanned. I'm thrilled that we can all add information that will make better for everyone!

Anonymous said...

Hi. I really like your site, but I use it to find books by the cover art!

If you could make it easier for those of us to put up a picture for an empty cover art image, that would be great!

Anonymous said...

I LOVE being able to check out my over 1500 SSE books
THANK YOU!!!!!!!!