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We’ve tricked out the BookGlutton content feed for Stanza! Check it out on your iPhone by downloading the Stanza App and going to Online Catalog > Books from BookGlutton.

Drilling down through the catalog to a Book Detail Page shows off the new design. Now you can tell how many times the book has been read on BookGlutton (Opens) and how many people have checked out the Detail Page on BookGlutton.com (Views). We also touched up the design to have more emphasis on cover art.

Scroll down to get detailed information, like a longer description, as well as the option to jump out to the BookGlutton.com mobile site. It opens in Safari, right inside Stanza! If, on the off chance, a publisher hasn’t cleared something for download, you can still access it inside Stanza – it just opens it via the mobile site right here. For most books, Stanza’s built in functionality is the norm, though, and you can download the title, just like you always have.

The new catalog arrangement now has the ability to find books by Publisher, as well as by Catalog. “Catalog?” you ask? Well, yes. The Unbound Reader on BookGlutton.com allows you to import from additional catalogs, so you can now do that here as well. Moreover, the Genres now match what you see on the BookGlutton site.

Finally, don’t forget the Surprise Me link!

BookGlutton’s playing favorites. Now you can mark any book as a FAVORITE. Once you log in, just click on the star icon on any book detail page and it’ll be added to your FAVORITES LIST. The icon won’t show up until you LOG IN, though…’cause how else will we know who’s favorite it is?

Q: Why would I want to do this?
A: To make your favorites easier to find. Trust us – you’ll be using this a lot once you start reading on multiple platforms.

Q: And how do I get to my FAVORITES list?
A: Easy. Log in and look for your PERSONAL SUBNAV in the PAGE HEADER. Click on COLLECTIONS. Essentially your FAVORITES are just one kind of COLLECTION or book list.

Q: I don’t see a star! Where’d it go?
A: See the part about logging in. A whole slew of stuff will show up on the right, too.

At BookGlutton we’ve got New, some more New, and then some subtle New mixed in. (As you can see we’ve been working hard.) One of the most obvious bits of Newness, and the one we’re most excited about, is the integration of Goodreads Reviews!

Now when you visit a book page you’ll see the top two reviews GoodRead’s users have created for that book, with a link to pop it in a new tab and read more. We’ll also be pulling some Book Descriptions in from the GoodRead’s folks as well, so you’ve got a bigger helping of information served up with each book.

Check out this book page, or this book page, to see our GoodReads integration in action.

Beyond the new GoodReads content, Book Pages themselves have also undergone a redesign. Center stage is a Recent Readers feed that shows who’s recently opened that book (unless you read in private, of course). We’ve tightened the layout up a bit as well – and made the pages wider, to make more room for all the new info.

Happy Reading!