If you are interested in sharing book recommendations with other, or just manage your books, then bookwyrm is great for that! The .world team also has a bookwyrm instance up and running at bookwyrm.world with a community here on lemmy as well at [email protected]. Read Ruuds original post about it here: https://lemmy.world/post/5904792

If you want to join another bookwyrm instance, then head over to joinbookwyrm.com.

Anyway, it’s a great place to find books, share books, and find people with similar interests in books! If there is anything that you feel needs to be improved or changed on the bookwyrm.world instance, then contact me!

EDIT - Mastodon account for the instance: @[email protected]

  • @TheFonz
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    Yes please. This sounds great. What’s the difference between a bookworm instance and a Lemmy instance?

    • MrCennyOPM
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      Bookwyrm is specifically made for booksharing and book reviewing. While lemmy is more general. For instance, this is a link to the “a game of thrones book” https://bookwyrm.world/book/8138/s/a-game-of-thrones. Here you have reviews of the book. You can also add that book to your “to read” list aswell.

  • Lumberjacked
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    174 months ago

    I really wish it was MediaWyrm. I want something where I can share, rate, and track books, movies, tv shows, podcasts, etc

    • MrCennyOPM
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      54 months ago

      Lol yeah. Would be nice. But I’ll bet ya we’ll make an instance for it whenever it gets made :P

  • XNX
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    144 months ago

    This is really nice and a cute logo i just wish it was more than books. Af least manga but all media (shows, movies like letterboxd) would be great

    • @[email protected]
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      14 months ago

      One could totally just add the manga they want, right? If it’s on one of the supported sites like goodreads you can even clone the entry.

  • @[email protected]
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    94 months ago

    I tried so hard to get into Bookwyrm and joined several instances but it really holds no candle to Goodreads in terms of number of users. A single book that is not even that popular will often have hundreds or thousands of reviews on Goodreads. Like this book:

    https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/42863088

    vs

    https://bookwyrm.social/book/629446/s/mathematics-for-human-flourishing

    I think that a lot of book nerds have been using Goodreads for years and are unaware and not looking for of fedi alternatives.

    • @[email protected]
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      204 months ago

      Well yeah, what did you expect? The fediverse is brand new while goodreads is at least 15 years old (without looking it up). I have people from high school on my friends list there and I’m in my late 30s.

      It goes without saying that they have more users and therefore more reviews. That stuff doesn’t happen overnight.

    • @[email protected]
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      124 months ago

      I’m happy to read reviews on goodreads and bookwyrm, but write reviews only on bookwyrm.

    • Hanrahan
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      114 months ago

      You can port your goodreads reviews and upload them to bookwhyrn to help populate reviews AFAIK.

    • MrCennyOPM
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      84 months ago

      Yeah. It is kinda “lacking” in the terms of reviews. But for each goodreads people that join, the more reviews and books we get, as you can import your goodreads library. And knowing the fediverse, it won’t be that long, I hope ;P

    • @[email protected]
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      14 months ago

      So read your goodreads reviews, then when you decide “I’ll read this one,” go to your bookwyrm, “import from goodreads,” read it, then review it on bookwyrm. Don’t just complain about it, be about it, that’s the only way it’ll grow.

  • @[email protected]
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    This looks really great. It’s going to need some dedicated book nerds to fill it with content, but those are probably not hard to find around here. I’m in.

    Edit: a lot of dedicated book nerds

    • MrCennyOPM
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      64 months ago

      Lol, yeah. It can be a little lacking for now, but knowing the fediverse, it won’t be long until it also gets populated!

      • @[email protected]
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        24 months ago

        It’ll get there! It’s a great idea and denizens of the 'verse tend to have a passion for this sort of thing

    • MrCennyOPM
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      84 months ago

      I think there is one on f-drpid. But using the website as is works great on mobile aswell.

      • @Emerald
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        104 months ago

        Just the fact that you can see the source code does NOT mean it is free software. This project is licensed under the anti-capitalist software license, which is not a free software license.

        The Anti-Capitalist Software License is a nonfree license because it extends the four freedoms only to some kinds of organizations, not to all.

        https://directory.fsf.org/wiki/License:ANTI-1.4

    • @[email protected]
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      34 months ago

      proprietary / (prəˈpraɪɪtərɪ, -trɪ) / adjective

      1. of, relating to, or belonging to property or proprietors
      2. privately owned and controlled

      It’s not proprietary. It’s non-commercial and opensource.

      CC BY-NC-SA 4.0

      • @[email protected]
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        13 months ago

        No. It’s not Open source at all!

        From Open source definition: “The license must not restrict anyone from making use of the program in a specific field of endeavor. For example, it may not restrict the program from being used in a business, or from being used for genetic research.”

        Source: https://opensource.org/osd

        • @[email protected]
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          03 months ago

          That’s the opensource definition by one single entity. They don’t own the word, nor does everybody need to take their word as gospel. The OSI are like the church and their priests. They preach a static, never-changing, world that they believe in that doesn’t line up with the real world, where opensource is taken advantage of by multi-billion and trillion dollar companies who host competing services without or minimally contributing back.

          Anti Commercial-AI license

    • @[email protected]
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      24 months ago

      By free software you mean the FSF or OSI definition. Many people won’t care, and some of us actively are against corporate leech on free software, which this license helps with.

      • @Emerald
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        24 months ago

        Does it though? As far as I know, there hasn’t been a legal dispute over this license before in a court. It probably wouldn’t even hold up in court with its oddly specific cases and vague wording.