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New option: save and organize your favourite books.

Hi there! Today we want to introduce to you our new option named “Save for later”. We have received a lot of letters from you with requests to make it possible to mark books for downloading it later. But we did not only that but even more. Let’s see. So, to save your favourite book you need to go to the book page and click on the “Save for later” button. Just one click and it is saved to your profile. You can check all your saved books in the Profile menu “Saved books” tab.

One million new books, “most popular” section, renewed main page and other updates

Hey!
Today we will tell you about our important new updates. Let's start! First of all, we want to share the good news: 1 million of fiction books were added to the library! Gradually our book collection is growing and it's great!

Also in addition to the Recommended books section, we added the “Most Popular” section. There you can find books that were most often downloaded by other users. Maybe among these books, you will find the one you have long wanted to read? Btw, this section updates every day.

Successful completion of fundraising and new sorting options

We want to start with the words of gratitude to all users who were not indifferent and supported our project. More than 2,700 people from different parts of the world made a donation and helped us collect the necessary amount and even more. Our team is very grateful to you, for us it is a very big responsibility. Also users who made a donation from 15.03 to 01.04 will get access to unlimited downloads for 30 days. Thank you very much for using our library and for inspiring us with new ideas!

And now about the updates. In the Recently added category, we also sorted books by categories. You can immediately see the new books on the topic that interests you. As usual, this option is in the upper right corner.

Book conversion, sorting results and personal recommendations

Less than a month passed and we have already prepared 3 new updates!

Let's start with the most important one - the conversion of books. This option allows you to change the file format just in one click and download directly to your computer. It is located next to the "download" button (see the screenshot). After you select the file format you need to wait 1-2 minutes and then downloading link will appear (no need to reload the page and repeatedly click on the download button). So far, only books with 'epub', 'fb2', 'pdf', 'mobi', 'txt', 'rtf' format and no more than 5 MB are available for conversion. We also warn that the converted file may differ from the original.

The next update we want to tell you about is sorting the search results.

Recommender system: a new way to find books to read

We would like to present our new and important update. About 2 weeks ago we launched a download recommendation system. The book page now displays other books that may also be useful and interesting for you.

You can have a look at the first results of the system, for example, on these books:

Thermal Remote Sensing in Land Surface Processes
The Python Book: The Ultimate Guide to Coding with Python
Biblical interpretation of the early church

We started collecting statistics only a little more than 2 weeks ago, so recommendations are available only for a limited list of books (just over 100,000 at the time of publication). Over time, the number of books containing recommendations will grow.

Advanced search, new categories, improved exact match and other updates

In this post, we will talk about new updates over the past 3 weeks.

We continue to improve the section with articles. To simplify the search for articles, we added 2 options: Advanced Search and search by journal title. Advanced search is located under the search field and allows you to filter articles by publication year (for example, from 2005 to 2008). The second improvement makes it possible to search by journal title.


The following update applies to both articles and books. The search page now also displays the number of search results. You can immediately see if something was found according to your search query on other section of the site. For example, if you are looking for books on the subject “Kyoto History”, you will immediately see if there are articles on this topic.

ZAlerts

Today we want to tell you about the new useful feature “ZAlerts” and its applications.

ZAlerts allow you to be notified about the availability of new books according to your search query. The search query can be the name of a particular book/author, ISBN or even a topic that interests you.

So how to use it. For example, you need a book from the “Coming soon” category, but this book hasn’t been uploaded into the database yet. In order not to check the availability of this book several times a day, you can simply create a ZAlert by clicking on the tooltip under the book and when uploading process finishes, you will receive an email with a book link.

Full-text search, FB sharing, books covers and other updates

Let’s start with the most important new feature, which everyone should have already tried - full-text search. So, what is it? And what’s the difference from the usual search? The search is possible not only by title but also by the content of books. However, this feature is still under development, so it will be gradually improved.


We are very grateful that you share the link to our library on social networks. So, let's combine the pleasant with the useful? By sharing our link you can get a nice bonus. Using the “Share on Facebook” button (find it here) you can increase the daily download limit for books by 10! This option will be valid only for a month, but it can also summarize with the donation.

Journals page, list of issues, improved searching and other updates

New Year is coming and we want to make you happy with new changes on the website.

First of all, we have significantly improved the section with articles.
Now journal title appears on the page with articles and just by clicking on it you can reach the page of the journal. Easy, fast and convenient.


The journal page contains all the information about this journal: year, publisher, ISSN, description, and all the issues we have. And by clicking on any issue a page with articles will appear. This will allow you to read and download articles from various issues of the journal.

Update: ISBN display, Download history, FAQ and other.

Welcome to our blog! Here we will tell you about new features and options that have appeared in our library. Let's start!

The first thing to note, we added ISBN (International Standard Book Number) display on the book page. Thanks to this unique number, you can find any book from our library on other Internet resources (for example, on Amazon, if you want to purchase a paper version).  And conversely, by this number, you can quickly find a book in our database.


Also, you might notice one new option in the profile menu - Download history. There you can find all books and articles you have downloaded (starts from November 2018). But that's not all, you can re-download any book from your history just by clicking on the title.