O'Reilly and I want to encourage the long-term growth of the Bookworm ePub reader into a mature content and ebook library platform, so I identified a number of long-standing items in the issue tracker that I felt needed to be addressed before any major new features were added. I'm happy to announce that this work is complete (the list of issues addressed is available here). All of the changes were made in the public (open source) repository.
Most of these are (by design) internal and not user-facing, but at least two additions are notable and possibly quite fun.
At the bottom of your Library page (your home page when you log in), there's now an option to add titles from the Feedbooks most-popular feed with one click. Click "Show" to see the list of titles. This integration is language-aware, so Bookworm will request books in your current language preference and Feedbooks will return the most popular books in that language:
Clicking on a Feedbooks title will immediately add that book to your library, without having to download it to your computer first.
"Add to Bookworm"
Using the same technique, any site can now create an "add to Bookworm" button using this simple URL scheme:
At this point, the user will need to be logged in to Bookworm already for this to work. In the near future we'll provide even more methods to get content in and out of Bookworm.
If you have other things you'd like to see in Bookworm, please add them to the list!