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Getting Started & Exploring Shelfari
- 1. How do I find books, other members, groups or discussions?
- 2. Can I get book recommendations?
- 3. Can I read books on Shelfari?
- 4. How can I see which books I have in common with another member?
- 5. How can I discuss a book with other members?
Your Books & Shelf
- 1. How do I add/remove books from my shelf?
- 2. How can I change the order of books on my shelf?
- 3. Can I choose my specific book cover or edition?
- 4. How do I add a book that’s missing from Shelfari?
- 5. How do I keep track of when I read a book?
- 6. How can I rate or review my books?
- 7. Can I see all my reviews?
- 8. I want to tag a book
- 9. I want to sort my shelf by tags
- 10. How do I update the reading status, tags or ratings for multiple books at a time?
- 11. How can I organize my books by genre or keyword?
- 12. I want to mark a book as loaned or private
- 13. I want to recommend a book to my friends
- 14. I want to recommend a book on Facebook, Twitter or LinkedIn
- 15. Can I see a reading timeline for my books?
- 16. Can I create reading goals?
- 17. Can I see stats on my reading?
- 18. Can I import my books from another site?
- 19. How can I export or print a list of my books?
- 20. Can I import my Amazon.com book purchases?
- 21. Will my Amazon.com book purchases be added to my shelf?
- 22. Will you automatically update my shelf each time I buy books on Amazon.com?
- 23. Can I add books purchased from more than one Amazon.com account?
- 24. Will I be able to add my print books, Kindle, & audio books?
- 25. Why do I see products that are not books in the list of my purchases?
- 26. How can I add more books from my purchase history?
- 27. I use one of Amazon’s international sites, can I add my book purchases to Shelfari?
- 28. I tried to add my book purchases. Where are they?
- 29. Reading List (LinkedIn) Import
- 30. How can I create a list of books I recommend ("Best of" Lists)?
Your Profile & Preferences
- 1. I want to personalize my profile description
- 2. I want to change my email preferences
- 3. I want to change my photo
- 4. I want to change my username
- 5. I want to change my shelf color or design
- 6. How do I complete my profile?
- 7. I want to control who can send me public notes and private messages
- 8. To which email address are my private messages sent?
- 9. I want to make my friend list private.
- 10. I want to make my book shelf private.
- 11. I want to delete an item from my recent activity feed
Signing In & Account Questions
- 1. Trouble logging in?
- 2. How can I create a new Shelfari account?
- 3. I want to change my email address
- 4. I want to change my password
- 5. What if I don’t remember my Amazon.com password?
- 6. Can I sign in to Shelfari using my international Amazon account credentials?
- 7. I want to delete my account
- 8. I want to reactivate my account
- 9. I signed in with Amazon.com, where are my books?
- 10. What if I didn't link my existing Shelfari account the first time I used Amazon.com Sign In?
- 11. Do I have to link my accounts?
- 12. Do I need to remember my Shelfari email & password after I link accounts?
- 13. Why do I get a message saying my Shelfari account is already linked?
- 14. I linked my Shelfari account to the wrong Amazon.com account. How do I link to my correct Amazon.com account?
- 15. What information is shared between Shelfari.com and Amazon.com?
- 16. I want to stop getting invitations to join Shelfari
Finding Other Readers & Friends
- 1. I want to find a friend who is already on Shelfari
- 2. How do I "follow" a member on Shelfari?
- 3. How can I see what my friends and members I follow have been doing?
- 4. How do I know which members are "following" me on Shelfari?
- 5. How can I invite someone to join Shelfari?
- 6. Can I see if someone accepted my request?
- 7. How can I control what my followers see?
- 8. Where do I approve requests to "follow" me?
- 9. Can I require approval for members who want to "follow" me?
- 10. How can I report abuse or block someone from following me?
- 11. Why can’t I leave public notes for some members?
- 12. I want to send a private message to someone, but there’s no link.
- 13. Can I send a message to all of my friends?
- 14. What if I accidentally invited someone?
Using Groups on Shelfari
- 1. How can I start a group?
- 2. How do I become the member of a group?
- 3. I want to accept a group invitation
- 4. I want to edit or delete my discussion post
- 5. How can I search discussions?
- 6. I want to add/remove a book to a group shelf
- 7. I want to change the picture for my group
- 8. I want to make my group private
- 9. I want to add another administrator to my group
- 10. I want to remove a member of my group
- 11. I want to control who can add books to our group shelf
- 12. Do you have any ideas for group admins?
Editing Book & Author Information
- 1. What information can I add to a book page?
- 2. I want to correct the author information for a book
- 3. I want to correct the title of a book
- 4. What is a spoiler?
- 5. Can I combine multiple editions of the same book?
- 6. I want to separate editions that are incorrectly combined
- 7. I don’t see the changes I requested on the site, why?
- 8. I want to see the history of changes on the book page
- 9. How do I know if changes have been made to specific books?
- 10. How do I see all the edits I’ve made?
- 11. Who approves changes made to a book detail page?
- 12. My question about editing book or author information isn’t listed
Shelfari Widgets, Applications & Mobile Site
- 1. How can I add a Shelfari widget?
- 2. How can I edit a widget I already created?
- 3. Can I use my Amazon Associate ID with the widget?
- 4. Can I use Shelfari on my mobile phone?
Shelfari on Amazon & Kindle
- 1. What are Book Extras?
- 2. How can I use Book Extras on my Kindle App?
- 3. How can I use Book Extras on my Kindle device?
- 4. Where are Book Extras on Shelfari?
- 5. What if I see incorrect Book Extras information?
Authors on Shelfari
- 1. I’m an author, can I get involved on Shelfari?
- 2. More than one person can access my Author Central sign in, how do I link these to my Amazon Author profile on Shelfari?
- 3. My account on Author Central is associated with multiple pen names. How do I create Amazon Author profiles for my pen names?
- 4. I want to make sure all the books I’ve authored are linked to my name (and author page)
- 5. Who can edit book and author detail pages on Shelfari?
- 6. I’m an author, but my books are not currently sold on Amazon.com. How do I become an author on Shelfari?
- 7. I’m already using Author Central, how do I show as an author on Shelfari?
- 8. I’m already an author on Shelfari, how do I get an "Amazon Author" badge on my avatar?