(Formerly the "Support, Feedback and Forum Announcements" forum.)
Please help us make Online Book Club even better! Please post suggestions, feedback and ideas for new features. Wild brainstorming and potentially 'crazy ideas' are super-strongly encouraged! :)

For new members (or old members who run into an issue), please make a post in this forum asking any questions you have about using the site and how it works that are not answered in the FAQ. Not only are we happy help you, but also we can use your feedback to make the site better for tomorrow's new member! A lot of the instructions throughout the site and answers in the FAQ are there because someone else pointed out that it wasn't clear before.


IMPORTANT: The Public Suggestion Box is NOT for discussing issues with the Review Team. If you are a reviewer and need help, please first check the Review Team Page and then if you still need help use the Review Team Support Forum. If you are an author and need help, please first check the Author Dashboard and if that does not resolve your issue use the private contact form. For reference, there is a contact link on every page of the website.


To ensure the above procedures are used, posts by new members in the Suggestion Box will be held for moderation.

There are over 240,000 members at Following the proper procedures to get help or make suggestions actually helps us help you much faster.
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Please do not discuss issues related to the Review Team in the Public Suggestion Box, as we prefer to deal with Review Team issues privately. If you have an issue or question related to the Review Team, please first check either the Author Dashboard (if you are an author or publisher) or check the Review Team Page (if you are a reviewer). If you are a reviewer and you have a suggestion, you can post that in the special private Review Team Support Forum.
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Post by Scott »

From now on, please do not post in the "Suggestion Box" forum about problems or questions regarding the review team. Instead:

For basic information about the review team: Please check the 'Review Team' section of the site FAQ--this includes information about how to join, how to find the review team page, and how to submit a review request.

If you are a reviewer on the review team and you have an issue: Please check the Review Team Page for information, particularly the Review Team Guidelines & Basics page. If you are having an problem with a book/review, please submit an error report using the review team page. If you are not in the middle of doing a review, and you have a question or problem that you are 100% sure is not answered by the FAQ or the Review Team Guidelines & Basics, then please use the main contact form to send in a private message about it.

If you are an author/publisher who has submitted a book for review: Please check the Author Dashboard for up-to-date information. A link to that page should have been emailed to you when you submitted your review request AND should be in the header of the forum when you are logged in. The link should also be included with any other emails regarding your review. Needless to say, authors and other general advertisers who have purchased a package are entitled to priority service and faster more in-depth technical support. While this can be frustrating for those requesting the free service, please understand this is not a bait and switch; we have done thousands of free reviews without issue.

If you cannot resolve your issue using one of the above steps, please use the site's main contact form.

The moderators regularly monitor the Suggestion Box. I check the Review Team error reports, and I check the messages sent in with the Author Dashboard message. We want to help you as fast as possible and these procedures are here so you can get help or have your message read and responded to as fast and as helpfully as possible.
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Post by gali »

Please also note that you can't download the books on the Shelf, nor are you meant to. The books on the bookshelves aren't for reading/downloading, but to keep track of your reading. To receive books for a review you need to join the review team, as the review books are only offered through the review team page.

For further info on the rules please also check the Strict Anti-Spam Rules and the Topic Creation Guidelines. :tiphat:

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