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Suggestion: more languages?

Post by Yvonne Monique »

Hi all,

I have recently joined the Onlinebookclub and I am ever so happy I found out about it! It is such a great way of discovering books that I would normally not even know about. I am sure that this community has many members of different nationalities and therefore I would suggest to make this page more international. I realized, adding books to my bookshelf yesterday, that e.g. Spanish, German or Dutch books are represented in a small number in this community and therefore, the members would also be able to read and review books in these languages. How great would it be to have an international database of all available books on this planet (I know, that might be a bit too optimistic)?! Maybe it would also be an idea to add to the user's profile a little flag to determine his/her nationality and the languages this user speaks/reads.

Greetings from Spain!

Yvonne
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Post by Tonze »

Hello Ynonne,
I don't have more experience here, I am almost here like 2 months but I think your suggestion would be a great idea cause we are from different countries perhaps there are many languages speakers who can review the book in other languages for example me I can also enjoy to review book in French but I don't find those type here.
But I think the club creators have their main objectives they know what is better for both of us.
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Tonze wrote: 14 Sep 2020, 12:23 Hello Ynonne,
I don't have more experience here, I am almost here like 2 months but I think your suggestion would be a great idea cause we are from different countries perhaps there are many languages speakers who can review the book in other languages for example me I can also enjoy to review book in French but I don't find those type here.
But I think the club creators have their main objectives they know what is better for both of us.
For the book to be available to be reviewed in another language, the author/publisher would have to choose to publish it in another language. They are only going to do that if they think it would sell well in other languages.
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MrsCatInTheHat wrote: 14 Sep 2020, 13:21
Tonze wrote: 14 Sep 2020, 12:23 Hello Ynonne,
I don't have more experience here, I am almost here like 2 months but I think your suggestion would be a great idea cause we are from different countries perhaps there are many languages speakers who can review the book in other languages for example me I can also enjoy to review book in French but I don't find those type here.
But I think the club creators have their main objectives they know what is better for both of us.
For the book to be available to be reviewed in another language, the author/publisher would have to choose to publish it in another language. They are only going to do that if they think it would sell well in other languages.
I understand that books can better be reviewed in their original language, but with my suggestion I was more thinking about books originally written in different languages, not translations.
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Post by MrsCatInTheHat »

Yvonne Monique wrote: 14 Sep 2020, 13:45
MrsCatInTheHat wrote: 14 Sep 2020, 13:21
Tonze wrote: 14 Sep 2020, 12:23 Hello Ynonne,
I don't have more experience here, I am almost here like 2 months but I think your suggestion would be a great idea cause we are from different countries perhaps there are many languages speakers who can review the book in other languages for example me I can also enjoy to review book in French but I don't find those type here.
But I think the club creators have their main objectives they know what is better for both of us.
For the book to be available to be reviewed in another language, the author/publisher would have to choose to publish it in another language. They are only going to do that if they think it would sell well in other languages.
I understand that books can better be reviewed in their original language, but with my suggestion I was more thinking about books originally written in different languages, not translations.
Aah, I get it. There are some here & there under the Select tab, especially for Spanish. It really depends on the authors, though. It's all about which authors choose to use the OBC for getting their books reviewed.
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Are there books originally written in French?
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Yvonne Monique wrote: 14 Sep 2020, 10:58 Hi all,

I have recently joined the Onlinebookclub and I am ever so happy I found out about it! It is such a great way of discovering books that I would normally not even know about. I am sure that this community has many members of different nationalities and therefore I would suggest to make this page more international. I realized, adding books to my bookshelf yesterday, that e.g. Spanish, German or Dutch books are represented in a small number in this community and therefore, the members would also be able to read and review books in these languages. How great would it be to have an international database of all available books on this planet (I know, that might be a bit too optimistic)?! Maybe it would also be an idea to add to the user's profile a little flag to determine his/her nationality and the languages this user speaks/reads.

Greetings from Spain!

Yvonne
Great ideas!
I love Spain and Spanish language :)
I am thinking for some time of a international database of all available books on this planet, like IMDB for books.
I love the flag idea, also :). Sometimes, when I read the name of a reviewer, I try to image his/her country. And I would definitely enjoy discovering more country fellows here!
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Post by Ilian ZHU »

I agree!,I also speak spanish ( greetings from mexico) and I think adding more languages would actually help increasing the community
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Post by MrsCatInTheHat »

It's all based on what languages the publishers and authors who use the OBC choose to publish their books in.
Life without a good book is something MrsCatInTheHat cannot imagine.
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