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March - August, 2017 in Review

The last couple months have been quite steady for Booknshelf. I've shipped couple new features including the ability to take notes on books. This is a feature some of Booknshelf users have been asking for some time so I spent one weekend and knocked it down.

However, I've been mostly focused on finding answers to some of the high-level questions I had regarding the future of Booknshelf. Now I'm very certain that I want it to be the best place for you to stay on top of your reading journey. For now, it will mean the following:

  • Easily adding books from anywhere on the web so you will never forget of any book again.
  • Keeping track of books you have read or want to read.
  • Writing personal reviews and notes for all your books you've read in the past.
  • Getting rich insights on your books (fiction vs non-fiction, genres distribution, the number of pages read, etc).

Please let me know what you think or if you have any feedback or suggestions. When you reach out it motivates me so much ❤️

February, 2017 in Review

February is the first month I'm starting to give updates because only in February I've set a goal of making Booknshelf a profitable side-business. I'm still figuring out the long-term business model so I can grow my income and become financially independent.

I've summarized the February numbers in this tweet.

I've hit high sessions and active users because Booknshelf was on the top of Show HN for two days in February. That gave me new sign ups as well as new subscribers to my newsletter.

The above traffic from Hacker News also explains my revenue from Amazon Affiliate Program. Sadly, Amazon rejected my affiliate application after for not having unique content on the site. On the bright side, this pushed me forward to think about other revenue sources for Booknshelf.

I think my numbers in March would be lower than February but I'm still excited to grow Booknshelf making it the #1 Book Discovery platform. I've not found the exact niche of Booknshelf yet but I'm continuing to explore my ideas and will make sure to keep you updated.