Books Tab

The Books Tab displays information about the books in Book Corner, using a familiar master-detail style. Selecting a book from the master list displays book detail.

The Master List

The master book list displays a listing of books in a variety of formats and with a variety of options.

The master list has three parts:

titlebar The title bar, containing the Online-Help, Add Book, and Reports buttons.
options The selector section, where you can choose what to display and how to display it. (You can choose between three different display styles and choose which books to display and how to sort them.)
body The actual book list.

Title List

BKMasterTitles

Choosing "Show: Books" displays a traditional list of books. Depending on the "Sort" setting, the list is sorted alphabetically by title, by publication date, or by date read.

Each entry contains the book title, a subtitle (if any), the author (or authors), three icons, and a publication date.

The book icon indicates whether you've read the book. (Open means yes, closed means no).

The house icon indicates whether you own the book. (Green means yes).

The heat icon means the book is a favorite (Red means yes).

The package icon means the book is one you'd like to give as a gift (Colored means yes).

Author List

BKMasterAuthors

Choosing "Show: Authors" displays a list of authors. Tapping the triangle on the left edge of each item discloses the books by that author. Tapping again hides the book list. (The selection options control which books are displayed for that author. An author with no displayable books is not listed.)

Tapping the author displays detail about the author; tapping the book displays detail about the book.

Genré List

BKMasterGenres

Choosing "Show: Genrés" displays a list of gneres. Tapping the triangle on the left edge of each item discloses the books in that genré. Tapping again hides the book list. (The selection options control which books are displayed for that genré. An genré with no displayable books is not listed.)

Tapping the book displays detail about the book.

Book Details

Tapping on a book in the master list (book list, author list, or genré list) opens a detail view of that book. The detail page has two sections:

Publication Data

PubData

Notice that the title bar contains Online-Help, Add Book, and Reports buttons.

This section contains:

  • Book Title and Subtitle (if any)
  • A list of authors
  • The book's format (hardcover, paperback, eBook, etc)
  • The book's genré (selected from a pre-defined list)
  • Publication Date, Publisher and Page Count.
  • The book's ISBN (if any)
  • The series the book belongs to (if any).

Personal Data

PersData

This section contains:

  • Book Title and Subtitle (if any). [You can edit title and subtitle from either section.]
  • The author(s) of the book
  • The "did you read it" flag (and if you did, the date)
  • The "do you own it" flag
  • The "is this book a favorite" flag
  • The "I could give this book as a gift" flag
  • Where you got this book (locally, online, library, etc.)
  • Who recommended the book to you. This is a popup list that you can add or delete from as needed.
  • Your rating of the book.
  • Notes. You can include a review or anything else you want to.
  • A list of the book group meeting(s) where this book was discussed.