We have 62 book recommendation pages that we still need to review, but we should be fully caught up next week. Serita has done fantastic work 😊 (she is the new part-time editor that started in early October).
My goal for 2021 is to finish the year with 2,000 published pages. We are at 1,669 and we are on track to meet that goal. We just need to publish around 40 to 50 pages each week.
My goal for 2022 is to publish 4,000 pages, so around 350 per month. We are starting to ramp up now to achieve this. It has been a huge help to have Serita, Joy, and Jessy who keep that process running smoothly. And, our move to Zendesk in late August has worked really well despite a few bugs.
Why is this important?
Book pages are key as we take the 5 books the author recommends and feed those into our topic pages and our recommendation engine. Readers who are wandering our website will click to read the author’s recommended book page and meet the author and their book. That increases sales of the author’s books among other things.
Right now we have ~8,000 book recommendations in the system and should have ~10,000 by the end of the year. If we hit 4,000 pages next year we will finish the year with 30,000 books in our system. This is also important as we need more books in order to build features like our children’s section, reading recommendations based on genre, and so on.