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7 Ways You Can Use Match Percentage To Find Amazing Books Today

Match percentage is a score from 1% to 100% for how much we believe you’ll enjoy a book.

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Adam Fortuna

6 min read

$9,207 Spent, 400 Users: 8 Lessons From Hardcovers First Year

What a year! Here’s a look at everything we learned during the first year building Hardcover.

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Adam Fortuna

24 min read

Books vs Editions: How We鈥檙e Organizing Data Around Readers First

A look into how we’re organizing book data at the book and edition level with users first.

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Adam Fortuna

6 min read

Sticker Contest & Beta Release!

Want some nifty stickers? We got you covered.

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Adam Fortuna

3 min read

Next Stop: Beta Release!聽

It’s finally happening – our beta release is just around the corner.

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Adam Fortuna

3 min read

Code of Conduct

Hardcover’s rules for how users need to behave to be in good standing.

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Marilyn Torres

3 min read

13 Reasons Why We鈥檙e Building a Better Goodreads

Taking on Goodreads and Amazon isn’t something we take lightly. Here are some of the reasons why we believe it’s important.

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Adam Fortuna

13 min read

Introducing Prompts

Prompts are polls. They’re a new way to ask a question where readers can answer to find the best books.

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Adam Fortuna

3 min read

Is Hardcover a Social Network?

After a bunch of discussions with users we have an idea on what the social side of Hardcover will be. Want a sneak peak?

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Adam Fortuna

3 min read

5 Spooky Books to Read This Halloween

Check out 5 Spooky Books to Read This Halloween!

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2 min read

Hardcover Internal MVP Released!

We’re working out the bugs and getting ready for a public release! Join our mailing list to be notified first.

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Adam Fortuna

3 min read

Finding Good Books Shouldn鈥檛 Be a Slog through the Amazon

Our manifesto.

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Adam Fortuna

2 min read

What鈥檚 in a Reading Goal?

We’re trying something different on Hardcover: allow readers to create multiple goals to spark motivation.

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Adam Fortuna

4 min read

Your Book Stats: What Are They For?

Showing the right information about your reading habits can inspire more reading and help you find books you’ll love even more.

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Adam Fortuna

6 min read

List and Shelves and Organization, Oh My!

Book organization is a core piece of any book tracking application. This enables easily seeing books organized in a bunch of different ways. Here’s a look at some of the ways we’re tackling this at Hardcover.

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Adam Fortuna

6 min read

Hardcover Update #2 鈥 What鈥檚 Different About Hardcover?

This is an email that went out to the Hardcover email list on June 20, 2021. Join the list to get these when they’re sent.

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Adam Fortuna

3 min read

The Perfect Startup Tech Stack?

Every developer has a tech stack they consider to be the best. Mine has changed over time 鈥 and is changing again for Hardcover.

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Adam Fortuna

10 min read

The Startup Blog

I’ve always loved reading blogs and other stories that document a companies founding. We’re going to be doing just chat 鈥撀爏haring what we learn and our progress along the way.

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Adam Fortuna

3 min read

We have a name: Hardcover!

Our list of potential names was… interesting.

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Adam Fortuna

2 min read

Untitled Book Site Kickoff Meeting

It’s official – we have a group working together on this project! Here’s a look at how we’re kicking things off.

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Adam Fortuna

2 min read

I鈥檓 Building a Goodreads Competitor out of Spite

It started as a Tweet, moved over to a brainstorm and now it’s actually happening.

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Adam Fortuna

2 min read