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macthekat

A lot of people like to do monthly book wrap up posts. It would be really neat to have an easy way to see what you read in a month. So like the stats page (or on the stats page) just a list of the titles you read. Or even better the covers of what you read that month

UPDATE by Nadia (23/06/24): Updated the title to fit what's being delivered!

UPDATE by Nadia (1/07/24):

There'll be three varieties:

  1. A cover collage (with and without ratings)
  2. A summary view, similar to our annual wrap-up, in (IG Story and IG post/square format), with two pages/sections: overall summary view and stats charts view
  3. A calendar/Gantt chart view
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galaheadh
Jul 4, 2024

It would be great if comms about this feature specified that it's available only on the app - I'm a desktop only user and it was disappointing to look forward to it, not be able to find it in my stats and discover it was app only through kestrellady's comment here. I don't mind it being only on the app, but I'd like to have known!

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Nadia
Jul 6, 2024

galaheadh In all the comms I've sent so far, apart from here (will rectify going forward), I've mentioned that you have to be in the app to access these. I'm currently working on offering the ability to download the images via desktop too.

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kestrellady
Jul 1, 2024

A couple quick thoughts/suggestions for future iterations of the monthly graphics:

  • Could this be possible to get from the desktop site? I don't usually use Instagram for this kind of thing, but I'd love to share it to my blog and it's a little awkward trying to figure out how to do that from the app. (Let me know if this already exists and I've just completely missed how to do this!)
  • I'm also struggling a little with screen where the graphic. This might be an edge case because I've got 29 books for the month and it makes the graphic pretty long. I can scroll down, but it doesn't let me scroll back up, so I can't get to the share button once I've scrolled down. Instead, trying to scroll up refreshes the page. I'm in the android app on an S23.
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Nadia
Jul 2, 2024

kestrellady The second bullet is a known Android bug, which affects other aspects of the app, with pull-to-refresh sensitivity. I will eventually fix it—and have attempted to do so in the pass to no success—but for now you can swipe backwards to get out of it after scrolling down (or keep pulling to refresh). Sorry about this. As to your first point, we may provide the graphics on the desktop site!

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aftereliza
Jul 1, 2024

I'm really excited about the developments! I've already shared the cover collage with ratings as part of my 2024 6 month check in post, but based on the data in StoryGraph (using the total ages read entry in the reading journal per book, I created this Gantt chart animation (available here: https://www.instagram.com/p/C83xtVjgi9e/?img_index=10 and https://public.flourish.studio/visualisation/18538521/).

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Nadia
Jun 29, 2024

Second template is out now: monthly cover collages with ratings superimposed.

Next up: Summary graphic à la our annual wrap-up one.

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toopunkrockforshul
Jun 28, 2024

Really love this concept, the current ones already look great!! I was wondering if it would be possible to have an option to exclude "not a book" items from the wrap up graphics. I use that feature to give myself credit for fanfic that I read, but I feel like that I don't always want to include those if I'm sharing on social media, for various reasons. Also they typically don't have cover art, so doesn't look so great with the cover collage.

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Nadia
Jun 29, 2024

toopunkrockforshul This will probably be handled when we give the option to exclude certain books from the reading goal or have 'private books'!

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Nadia
Jun 26, 2024
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First template is out now: monthly cover collages without ratings. A version with ratings coming soon.

To get your graphics, head to any month's stats page and click the share icon up top or the "Share cover collage" link down below!

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tuftymctavish
Jun 26, 2024

Nadia This is a fabulous enhancement! As on 🔥 as the UK weather currently 🥵

😁

I had to restart my app, but there it is, “generating graphic” once I click the link. Splendid 👏

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Nadia
Jun 27, 2024

tuftymctavish So glad you love it!!

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Nadia
Jun 23, 2024
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We'll be delivering monthly wrap-up templates soon!

There'll be three varieties:

  1. A cover collage (with and without ratings)
  2. A summary view, similar to our annual wrap-up, in (IG Story and IG post/square format)
  3. A calendar/Gantt chart view

Well, that's the plan anyway! Let's see what we can do! :-D

Aiming to have at least the cover collage option out before July 1st.

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macthekat
Jun 23, 2024

Nadia that all sounds wonderful
It will all be really easy to print the covers for a reading journal that way!
So neat

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tuftymctavish
Jun 26, 2024

Nadia Would it be possible to have a pretty “in progress” template too? Here are all the covers for the books I’m currently reading - that aren’t featured in the wrap-up (yet) - and my percentage progress through the active ones? Perhaps from the Currently Reading panel on the home page?

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Nadia
Jun 27, 2024

tuftymctavish This only graphics coming in this round are the ones listed above but maybe that's an idea for the future. The calendar graphic will have in progress reads. For now, I guess you could screenshot the progress tracker or the currently reading page. One day we'll have thumbnails by the progress tracker on the homepage too.

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Nadia
Sep 2, 2022

Hello! Do you mean separate to the monthly Stats and Books Read pages? Because eventually we'll have a cover view that'll enable you to just get a collage of covers for the month when looking at the books read in any given month. Attached is a screenshot of my August Books Read page.

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macthekat
Sep 2, 2022

Nadia That's pretty much exactly what I meant!

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