Monday, April 21, 2008

Booksprouts - Book Clubs Made Easy

We've been trying to come up with ways to show people what the motivations are behind us creating Booksprouts. This video is something we created in the last few days that helps provide some insight into that.

More vids on using booksprouts to come soon!

Monday, April 7, 2008

Crash and Burn? I think not..

It's been a hectic week for the Booksprouts team. We have some new users who we don't actually know at all going onto our site and creating some clubs. A big WELCOME from us if that's you. Please be patient with us too as we did have some site outages over the weekend.

To recap, I had to take a sudden trip for family reasons and when I got back, my friends threw me a surprise birthday party. The next morning, while I was getting over a combination of jet lag and hangover, Booksprouts stopped working! Augh!

Those issues are thankfully resolved now and as a bonus, there are some minor gui improvements that were made by Jay over the weekend that are now up for all to see. Many of these changes came from your feedback, so thanks and please keep them coming.

Monday, March 31, 2008

Inviting users

Back in 2006 when Booksprouts was just an idea, I put out a google ad seeing if people were interested in the idea. I ended up receiving over 200 emails during that short period. Tomorrow, I'll send out an email asking them to drop by Booksprouts for a visit. I wonder if they'll remember me...

Wednesday, March 26, 2008

Happy Easter

Never really figured out if Easter is a happy holiday or not. It's not like Christmas where Jesus's born and we all get presents. I guess this would all be more relevant if you believed in the Bible. So yea, Happy Easter, because it's better to be happy than sad i guess.

I'm Dave, a co-founder of Booksprouts. We're working constantly on making this site the best place for Book Clubbers. We just cleared a big hurdle today that was affecting our site performance. Good job Pete for doing the detective work. Next, we've got some good feedback from our beta testers that we'll be putting into effect asap. So welcome to the site. Join a club, or start a new one. Hope to meet you in the discussion forums.

Tuesday, March 18, 2008

First Post!!!111!!!!

Hey this is my first blog post on booksprouts blog. My name is pete and I am one of the founders and developers of on this blog we will have booksprouts announcements and ramblings about social - reading based websites. I hope you like reading us!