I like and understand the concept behind the What to Read Next? - Author tab.
It shows the first 3 books in the author bibliography that a member has not marked as read and for which the member has marked as favorite or given a 4-5 star ratings for at least one book. (Although there continues (after the very first day this feature was announced, no less) to be a problem with several authors where a book is shown when, in fact, that edition links to a combined edition that I HAVE marked as read. When, if ever, will this defect be corrected?)
I would like is to be able to see when a new book that I have not already read has been added to the bibliography (author role only) of an author .
It may be true that "subscribing" to an author is supposed to provide this info but, in my experience which is why I no longer subscribe to any author, only changes to the author "detail" info generates a notification and that notification is available only via email. If, in fact, an update to the bibliography is supposed to generate that notification, there is a defect and correcting that defect might go a long way to providing what I'm asking.
A new "tab" please on the What to Read Next feature?
"What to Read Next? "Author Alert - New entries!"
1) I can mark any author as a favorite without having 4-5 star ratings of books in this bibliography and/or marking a book as a "favorite." (Most of my re-reads and "favorite" authors are usually marked as 3 stars (I'm stingy) and "favorite" requires a LOT more from a book for me to so mark it);
2) The alert will be published when the bibliography for that author is updated with a "new" book listing him as a primary contributor author role (not other roles.) That book might actually be an edition that needs to be combined with existing editions and that is ok, IMMHO;
3) The "new book" will NOT be a collective work or anthology listing other authors as primary-author-role contributors; and
4) A marker of some kind will appear on my home page that an update has been added to my "Author Alerts" so that I will know to go check that tab.