Staff Reviews

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Staff reviews can be added to the product pages of individual titles by either submitting a form, or using the provided check box on a book list. This field can also be used to enter information such as a book video, sale information, etc. Preorder Badges can be displayed on titles that are 'Coming Soon'.

PREORDER BADGE | STAFF REVIEWS | CUSTOM BADGES

 

PREORDER BADGEPREORDER BADGE (IndieCommerce members only)

You can now add a Pre Order badge to titles coming soon, similar to the Staff Picks badge that is displayed when you add a review to a title.

Add the preorder badge for a particular book

Navigate to the book product page www.yoursitename.com/book/ISBN (or use the search feature to navigate to the book product page)

  1. Once on the book product page select the ‘Staff Review & Preorder’ tab
  2. Select ‘Create A Review’
  3. Confirm the ‘Is Preorder’ checkbox is enabled
  4. Submit

You should now see a Preorder badge on the upper left corner of the book cover image

NOTES:

  • The preorder bade can be added only for ‘Coming Soon’ and ‘Not Yet Published titles
  • The preorder badge will disappear automatically when the book goes on sale
  • If a book is flagged as a preorder and staff pick, the preorder badge will appear until the book goes on sale.
  • Once the book goes on sale, the ‘Staff Pick’ badge will appear if it is enabled; otherwise no badges will appear
  • The Preorder badge will disappear once the book appears in your store's LSI (Local Store Inventory) file
  • Pre-order badges will only appear on a format that is flagged, meaning that the paperback version of a hardcover book will not be flagged automatically
  • If you want to remove the badge manually, edit the existing entry
  • This feature cannot be added via a booklist

Always show the Preorder Badge

The Preorder Badge can be enabled to display automatically for ALL books with a future publication date. To enable this setting navigate to: Store > Configuration > Account Information and Preferences > Configure Book Settings and enable the 'Always show preorder badge?' setting.
 

STAFF REVIEWSSTAFF REVIEWS

Staff reviews can be added to all books and are especially useful when creating ‘Staff Pick’ pages.

Staff Reviews can be added two ways:

OPTION 1: ADDED BY A STORE ADMIN/EDITOR ON A BOOK PRODUCT PAGE (IndieCommerce members only)

Navigate to: www.yoursitename.com/book/ISBN (or use the search feature to navigate to the book product page)

  1. Once on the book product page select the ‘Staff Review’ tab
  2. Select ‘Create A Review’
  3. Use the ‘WYSIWYG’ editor to enter your review
  4. Submit

NOTE: Disable the 'Is Staff Pick?' button to remove the staff pick graphic if you are using this field to enter information such as a book video, sale information, etc., but don't necessarily want it labeled a 'Staff Pick'.

OPTION 2: ADDED ON A PAGE, BOOK PAGE OR EVENT WHEN CREATING A BOOKLIST

Navigate to: Content > Add Content > Page (or content of choice or if it is an existing book list navigate to that page)

  1. Enter your ISBN, click away from the white area and wait for your book to load
  2. Select the ‘No Review’ button
  3. Use the ‘WYSIWYG’ editor to enter your review. You can select to include this review on the product page.
  4. Save

NOTES:

  • Anytime a review is added by either option, the 'Staff Picks' logo is superimposed on top of the book's cover image - (IndieCommerce members only)
  • A book can have any number of reviews.
  • Reviews entered by option 1 will not appear on a book list, even when the book is added to a book list.
  • Reviews entered by option 1 to one format of a book, for example, a paperback, will appear on all related formats (hardcover, trade paperback, etc).
  • Reviews entered by option 2 to one format of a book, for example, a paperback, will NOT appear on all related formats (hardcover, trade paperback, etc).
  • Reviews added by option 2 will also appear on the book product page only by selecting ‘Include On Product Page’ (IndieCommerce members only)

CUSTOM BADGESCUSTOM BADGES (IndieCommerce members only)

Stores can now upload their own custom badges to replace the default images for Staff Picks and Preorders.

Image Requirements

  • Large Image: 240x172 pixels
  • Small Image: 120x86 pixels
  • Format: PNG

Add A Custom Image

Navigate to Store > Configuration > Account Information and Preferences > Configure Book Settings

  1. Select the ‘Browse’ button to locate your image file on your local machine and upload it
  2. Submit

The site will now display your custom image.

Remove A Custom Image

  1. Select the appropriate ‘Remove Custom Preorder’ button
  2. Submit

The site will now revert to displaying the default badge.
 

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