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v8.0: 7 new data fields!

January 16th, 2023

Here it is, a big release of your Book Connect web-based software, in which we add SEVEN new data fields.
All fields were added based on feedback from you all, the users of the app.

Four of these fields were already available in the Book Collector desktop software and can now finally be synced through the CLZ Cloud to the CLZ Books mobile app (Cover Artist, Foreword Author, Ghostwriter and Box Set).
The other three fields are completely new to all 3 of our book cataloging solutions (Signed By, Dust Jacket and Number Line).

BTW: similar updates have also been released for the CLZ Books mobile apps and the Book Collector desktop software, so all 7 fields now nicely sync between all of them.

Seven new data fields:

  • 3 new Credit fields on the Credits tab:
    • Cover Artist
    • Foreword Author
    • Ghostwriter
  • Signed By, for adding the names of people who signed your copy
  • Dust Jacket (yes/no)
  • Number Line for indicating the print run of a book (also called Printer’s Key)
  • Support for book box sets with the Box Set field, including sub fields:
    • Name
    • Sort Name
    • ISBN
    • Publication Date
    • Front/Back Cover

The new fields in the Edit Screen:

Box Set in details panel and edit box set screen:

How to create a Box Set of books:

  1. Add the books from the box set as you would normally add them.
  2. Select the books in your collection by checking the boxes in front of them.
    • Use the “AZ” sort button top right in your list of books to sort by “Date Added” (so your most recently added books will appear at the top of your list!)
    • Check the boxes in front of all the books to select them
  3. Click the “Edit” button in the blue action bar that appeared.
  4. On the “Main” tab, click the “Lock” button on the Box Set field to unlock it
  5. Type the title of the Box Set
  6. Click “Save changes to x books” bottom right to save it!

Tip: To enter more data about the box set, click on one of the books in the box set, then click “Edit box set” in the details panel (just under the list of books of that box set!)

Recent changes

Improved search behaviour May 24th, 2024 Improved managing and editing of pick list fields April 8th, 2024 Connect is now available in Swedish! February 21st, 2024 Connect is now available in Danish! January 30th, 2024 Improvements to the Collections and Edit Multiple features November 20th, 2023 Complete re-design of Edit Multiple feature October 30th, 2023 Pre-fill screen: Orange highlights and a Clear button October 30th, 2023 Improved search results in the Link with Core screen October 12th, 2023 Connect is now available in French, Spanish and Hungarian! September 29th, 2023 Improved Import from CSV/TXT screen August 16th, 2023 Printing / Exporting a selection is now much easier August 10th, 2023 Connect is now available in German! July 4th, 2023 Re-designed collection tab-bar May 4th, 2023 Connect is now available in Dutch! April 27th, 2023 v8.0: 7 new data fields! January 16th, 2023 New collection view : Vertical Cards! July 7th, 2022 Lots of new features and tweaks in one go! June 29th, 2022 Improved Pre-fill screen: choose your own fields! March 4th, 2022 New “Add from Core” settings: select which fields you want to download from Core November 25th, 2021 New: Progress bars for slower actions November 24th, 2021 Search by Barry / Cloud Visibility per Collection September 21st, 2021 Easier Columns & Sorting / remove Core covers / more Field Defaults September 1st, 2021 Enhanced Collection Status filter and more Update from Core fields August 13th, 2021 New fields! Translator, Editor, Photographer, web-links, etc… March 17th, 2021 3 new settings to save screen space February 19th, 2021