What is the 50 Book Pledge?
The Savvy Reader team created 50bookpledge.ca so readers can keep track of the books they read, see what their friends are reading, earn fun badges, win prizes, and more!
How do I sign up?
You can sign up on 50bookpledge.ca through your Facebook or Twitter account, or by entering your email.
How do I add a book to my shelf?
Add a book to your shelf by clicking on the “My Shelves” button in the top right hand corner. There will be an option to “+Add Book” on the top right corner of your shelf. Your additional shelves: To Be Read, Currently Reading, Favourites and Custom shelves are available on the righthand side of the screen.
How do I know which edition of a book I’m adding to my shelf?
When adding a book to your shelf, hover your mouse over the cover you’ve selected to see which edition it is. Please note, “Kindle edition” represents all e-book editions.
What if the book I add isn’t there?
If you can’t find a book you’re looking for, please try the following:
- Search the book in the “+Add Book” search bar (as opposed the search bar in the banner)
- Try searching for alternate spelling of the title
- Search for the author’s name
- Search for the book’s ISBN (you can find this on any publisher or retailer website)
If your book still isn’t showing up, try using the “Add a Custom Book” option located under the “+Add a Book” search bar.
How is my list of Friends formulated?
Upon signing up, the 50 Book Pledge will pull your friends from the social media account you sign up with. In order to connect with a new friend, you must Follow them. The follow button will show up on their profile.
To find friends to Follow, access their profile by clicking on the links they share on Twitter. The Follow button will appear on all of their shelves, too.
If you want to search for a user, use the Search bar on the home page. After your inital search, make sure you select “People”. Handy tip: If you can’t find a friend via their full name, try their Twitter handle, Facebook name or email address.
Have a question about the 50 Book Pledge? Ask us on Twitter @SavvyReader or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.