Thursday, July 14th, 2005

New Update for FinderWare
Tips for FinderWare
New York Times Best Sellers List
THE MERMAID CHAIR by Sue Monk Kidd
New Update for FinderWare

Get the new update on our website, www.finderware.com.



In our continued efforts to bring you the best library software, we have a new update available on our website, www.finderware.com. After you get into our website, you will notice that there is a link near the bottom of the Home Page and on the Pricing Page called “Click here to update FinderWare to Version 1.2.” Click on this link to start the download process where you will be required to enter your email address. The email address that you are required to enter is the email address you used to purchase FinderWare. If you cannot remember the email address that you used for FinderWare, you will have the option of sending an email to FinderWare Support for help. This request can be found after you enter an email address.

  • If you purchased FinderWare before 07/12/2005, you will need this FREE update to run the FinderWare program properly.
  • If you are running a Demo version that you downloaded before 07/12/2005, you will need to download the Demo again. Uninstall the current Demo and Install the new Demo.
    NOTE: If you don’t want to loose the books you have already entered, you will need to save the FinderWare-Books.fwb file somewhere else, do the Uninstall, download the new version of the Demo, Install the new version and replace the new FinderWare-Books.fwb with the FinderWare-Books.fwb you saved somewhere on your hard drive.


If you need any assistance, please contact support@finderware.com or (303) 483-2694.

Tips for FinderWare


1. HOW DO I SEARCH FOR BOOKS IN MY LIBRARY?

The easiest way to search for books is to use the Search feature near the top of the screen in the FinderWare program. Type in your criteria (this could be a title, author, keyword, genre, ISBN, etc.) and click on the Search button to the right of the field. A book or a list of books will come up in My Library. If your results list is too long you can narrow your search. In the Search field, type in another piece of criteria and click on the Search button. This will search through the books that you have in My Library from your last search. To begin a new search, click on the Clear Criteria button and begin a new search.


2. CAN I IMPORT A LIST OF ISBN'S?

Yes. Importing a list of ISBN's is one of the quickest ways of adding to My Library. FinderWare will import your list of ISBN’s from a “csv” file. You can do this from most applications by going to “Save As” and choosing “csv” as the format type. Your other option is to type your ISBN’s in Notepad with an ISBN per line so your list will look like this:
0526489157
5680126486
0054334884
463320486X
Once your list is complete, you can save it as a “csv” or “txt” file, open the FinderWare program. Make sure you are connected to the Internet so FinderWare can retrieve the information on your books. Click on “Import from a List” from the Administration menu on the left hand side of the program or under the File menu. Using the Open File dialog box, navigate to the location you saved your file and select the file of your saved ISBN’s. FinderWare will then retrieve information on your books and populate your database. Once FinderWare is finished, the word “Ready” will appear in the bottom left corner of the screen.


The search feature in FinderWare.

New York Times Best Sellers List

David McCullough's 1776



Fiction*

1. ELEVEN ON TOP - Janet Evanovich
2. THE HISTORIAN - Elizabeth Kostova
3. MIRACLE - Danielle Steel
4. THE DA VINCI CODE - Dan Brown
5. THE MERMAID CHAIR - Sue Monk Kidd
6. TRUE BELIEVER - Nicholas Sparks
7. 4TH OF JULY - James Patterson and Maxine Paetro
8. A LONG WAY DOWN - Nick Hornby
9. CROSS BONES - Kath Reichs
10. FIRE SALE - Sara Paretsky


NonFiction*

1. 1776 - David McCullough
2. FREAKONOMICS - Steven D. Levitt and Stephen J. Dubner
3. THE WORLD IS FLAT - Thomas L. Friedman
4. THE TRUTH ABOUT HILLARY - Edward Klein
5. BLINK - Malcolm Gladwell
6. ON BULL ---- - Harry G. Frankfurt
7. CONFESSIONS OF A VIDEO VIXEN - Karrine Steffens
8. SILENT WITNESS - Mark Fuhrman
9. AMERICA (THE BOOK) - Jon Stewart, Ben Karlin, and David Javerbaum
10. LANCE ARMSTRONG'S WAR - Daniel Coyle


*The New York Times Best Sellers List is taken from the New York Times Book Review. The Fiction and Nonfiction lists included in this newsletter are only the top ten of the Hardcover Best Sellers Lists published on July 17, 2005.

THE MERMAID CHAIR by Sue Monk Kidd


Reviewed by FinderWare Staff Editor

Sue Monk Kidd (THE SECRET LIFE OF BEES) continues to prove that she is a capable author with her latest book, THE MERMAID CHAIR. At 42, Jessie Sullivan is called back to the island of her childhood to take care of her unstable mother who has deliberately cut off her finger. She is aided by her mother’s oldest and dearest friends, Kat and Hepzibah. Jessie finds that there is much to learn from their wisdom and years.
Conflicted from the outset by feelings for her mother, the island, her husband and finally for a monk about to take his vows, Jessie spends her time on the island examining the relationships in her life and ultimately comes to understand herself. This latest work by Kidd takes on the themes of morality, faith, spirituality, sacrifice and love.

THE MERMAID CHAIR is an interesting study of self-discovery and is worth reading. It will, however, run second to her first work, THE SECRET LIFE OF BEES. 3-1/2*

*Based on the 1-5 rating scale.


Sue Monk Kidd's THE MERMAID CHAIR

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