Recent Blog Posts
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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.
$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.
Books vs Editions: How We’re Organizing Data Around Readers First
A look into how we’re organizing book data at the book and edition level with users first.
Sticker Contest & Beta Release!
Want some nifty stickers? We got you covered.
Next Stop: Beta Release!
It’s finally happening – our beta release is just around the corner.
Code of Conduct
Hardcover’s rules for how users need to behave to be in good standing.
13 Reasons Why We’re 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.
Prompts are polls. They’re a new way to ask a question where readers can answer to find the best books.
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?
5 Spooky Books to Read This Halloween
Check out 5 Spooky Books to Read This Halloween!
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.
Finding Good Books Shouldn’t Be a Slog through the Amazon
What’s in a Reading Goal?
We’re trying something different on Hardcover: allow readers to create multiple goals to spark motivation.
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.
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.
Hardcover Update #2 – What’s 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.
The Perfect Startup Tech Stack?
Every developer has a tech stack they consider to be the best. Mine has changed over time – and is changing again for Hardcover.
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 – sharing what we learn and our progress along the way.
We have a name: Hardcover!
Our list of potential names was… interesting.
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.
I’m Building a Goodreads Competitor out of Spite
It started as a Tweet, moved over to a brainstorm and now it’s actually happening.