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Spreadsheet v4

I’m very sorry to say that I’ve had to remove the spreadsheet from sale. I’m currently in confidential talks with the publisher in order to see how we might reach an agreement that is mutually beneficial to all parties involved.

You can read more in my post about it.

59 comments… add one
  • Kylie 24 March, 2010, 2:37 am

    Hi Arukiyomi,

    I’m really looking forward to the new spreadsheet. The snapshots look great! One thing that I always like to have (or will add as a customisation to your own spreadsheet) is a ‘w’ for books on my wish list.

    Cheers,
    Kylie

  • Arukiyomi 24 March, 2010, 9:35 am

    [quote comment=”19415″]Hi Arukiyomi,

    I’m really looking forward to the new spreadsheet. The snapshots look great! One thing that I always like to have (or will add as a customisation to your own spreadsheet) is a ‘w’ for books on my wish list.

    Cheers,
    Kylie[/quote]
    aha… good one. It’s a little tricky in Excel 2003 as it will only allow three types of conditional formatting… I’ve r and tbr … I think I can squeeze in one more letter in this version if I work on it today. Thanks for the suggestion!

  • Katrina 24 March, 2010, 10:46 am

    Wow, this looks amazing. My excitement levels for this new spreadsheet has gone up dramatically since viewing those screen caps. It looks incredible and I can’t wait to start filling in everything, definitely will be going for the deluxe version.

    • Arukiyomi 25 March, 2010, 1:42 am

      mmmm… wait until you see the screencasts… 😀

  • Cellomerl 25 March, 2010, 12:05 am

    My artspace: search for “stranges” and look for the tabby cat.

    Arukiyomi, my husband and I use your list to track my fiction reading, and I am *so* looking forward to your new list. Please send a ping out on Bookcrossing when it’s ready. I’m there.

    • Arukiyomi 25 March, 2010, 1:41 am

      wow… you paint cats… and you paint them well too. Lovely to see your pictures over there. Yes, I’ll post on bookcrossing and everywhere else when it’s done!

  • Judith Loucks 25 March, 2010, 3:52 pm

    You’ve thought of everything! Wonderful! Can’t wait!

  • Carys 25 March, 2010, 5:34 pm

    What a fabulous looking new spreadsheet, can’t wait. I’m impressed at how much effort has gone into it. Well done!

  • pinuccia 27 March, 2010, 10:38 am

    As a newbie, I downloaded the lite version for now. Thank you for all your effort.

  • Dani in NC 30 March, 2010, 7:16 pm

    Thanks for visiting my blog and letting me know that version 4 is available! I swear, I was just about to click my bookmark for your page to see if v.4 was ready when I saw your comment pop up :-). I have a few friends who are also working through the 1001 Books and I’ve told them all about your spreadsheet. Rock on!

  • claire_in_teal 30 March, 2010, 8:08 pm

    Hi,

    This looks great! I’ve gone for the lite version for now, see how I get on with that first and then see about upgrading. Thank you very much for letting me know this exists!!

  • Arukiyomi 31 March, 2010, 9:38 am

    [quote comment=”19477″]Thanks for visiting my blog and letting me know that version 4 is available! I swear, I was just about to click my bookmark for your page to see if v.4 was ready when I saw your comment pop up :-). I have a few friends who are also working through the 1001 Books and I’ve told them all about your spreadsheet. Rock on![/quote]
    hmmm affiliate marketing… could we do a deal here if your friends donate…. now you’ve got me thinking! Thanks so much for letting others know…

  • Carys 31 March, 2010, 11:33 am

    Hiya, I was messing around with the stats page (picking different countries to see what happened) and I noticed that when I picked Sweden my life expectancy as a female was only 39. I’m sure all book-reading Swedes are expecting to live a little longer than that!

  • Arukiyomi 31 March, 2010, 4:25 pm

    [quote comment=”19484″]Hiya, I was messing around with the stats page (picking different countries to see what happened) and I noticed that when I picked Sweden my life expectancy as a female was only 39. I’m sure all book-reading Swedes are expecting to live a little longer than that![/quote]
    wow… you’ve found a major bug. Thank you SO much for letting me know. It’s sorted now and everyone who had downloaded Full and Developer versions has been contacted if they’re affected. It only affects people who choose a nationality above Belgium in the alphabet. One exception: people who choose the UK as, coincidentally, the country that is alphabetically above them (the UAE) has virtually the same life expectancies so they’re unaffected!

    Future downloads are fixed for this bug.

  • Carys 1 April, 2010, 10:27 am

    [quote comment=”19485″][quote comment=”19484″]Hiya, I was messing around with the stats page (picking different countries to see what happened) and I noticed that when I picked Sweden my life expectancy as a female was only 39. I’m sure all book-reading Swedes are expecting to live a little longer than that![/quote]
    wow… you’ve found a major bug. Thank you SO much for letting me know. It’s sorted now and everyone who had downloaded Full and Developer versions has been contacted if they’re affected. It only affects people who choose a nationality above Belgium in the alphabet. One exception: people who choose the UK as, coincidentally, the country that is alphabetically above them (the UAE) has virtually the same life expectancies so they’re unaffected!

    Future downloads are fixed for this bug.[/quote]

    Not a problem I’m sure if I didn’t find it someone else would’ve. My curiousity got the better of me! Thanks for the new spreadsheet.

  • L Gabriel 22 April, 2010, 8:18 pm

    I Think I may have found a bug: When searching through the alphabetical title drop-down menu, it appears that none of the titles beyond #1001 on the list appears. I was looking for a specific book (“Dracula”) that I knew was there and it didn’t show up on the alphabetical list. Then I looked on my earlier version to see approximately where it was, and there it was. Found that if I kept going up, it wasn’t until I got to the title #1001 that it showed up in the drop-down list.

  • Arukiyomi 22 April, 2010, 9:18 pm

    [quote comment=”19577″] it appears that none of the titles beyond #1001 on the list appears.[/quote]
    All titles beyond 1001 appear fine for me on both my Full and Developer versions. I’ve sent you an email so we can troubleshoot why there seems to be a problem on your spreadsheet.

  • naomi 5 May, 2010, 6:05 am

    this is paradise>
    >thank you.

  • D 29 June, 2010, 4:12 am

    Hello, I make a special post about this on mt Blog, Hopes you don’t mind. Thanks

    http://dodyharis.blogspot.com/2010/06/update-1001-books-you-must-read-before.html

  • TIMMAY! 5 July, 2010, 9:25 pm

    Have you considered creating one of these databases, but for FILMS? It would be a great addition to your already fantastic site!

    • Arukiyomi 5 July, 2010, 10:21 pm

      somewhere out there on the web, there’s a film one… but I’m not really into films though. If I had the time, maybe I would create one…

  • Bárbara 10 July, 2010, 5:18 pm

    I have a problem – I used to have the 2008 version with a separate page for the ones that had been dropped, and I loved it. I planned on following the 2008 list only. However, my laptop died – and as I forgot to back it up, the list has gone along. Now, if I could (as in, had a card that worked with paypal) I would donate in order to get the full list…. alas, I can’t. I do not wish to follow the 2010 list, as I was decided on the 08 one. Could you somehow send me the old 2008 list? TIA.

    • Arukiyomi 12 July, 2010, 3:21 pm

      Hi Bárbara, I’m afraid old versions of the spreadsheets are no longer available. The 2010 Lite version really doesn’t differ that much from the 2008 version; only 11 books are different. If however the Lite version doesn’t meet your needs, there are alternative ways to pay with Paypal that don’t involve credit cards: electronic cheque and bank transfers are two.

  • Mårten 18 August, 2010, 7:10 pm

    (Hmm, seems my comment was lost)
    Anyways, Ill try again.
    Love this spreadsheet, is def. gonna get Full version.
    My only questions is, do you have to re-donate every time you release a new one?
    Seems kinda cheap, but I’m a student and every penny counts.

    Thanks
    /Mårten

    • Arukiyomi 19 August, 2010, 12:39 pm

      Hi Mårten… if you get the Full version now and sometime in the future I do update the spreadsheet to a new version, you won’t be charged anything for downloading that providing that we can find a record of your payment. I usually have paypal receipts and if you keep yours that might be useful in the future. However, no plans for a long while to do anything like create a new version.

    • Arukiyomi 19 August, 2010, 12:39 pm

      Hi Mårten… if you get the Full version now and sometime in the future I do update the spreadsheet to a new version, you won’t be charged anything for downloading that providing that we can find a record of your payment. I usually have paypal receipts and if you keep yours that might be useful in the future. However, no plans for a long while to do anything like create a new version.

  • Tim Biddle 3 November, 2010, 3:09 am

    Don’t know if my previous comment made it thru, but you missed Tom Sawyer by Mark Twain. It was removed at some point.

    Also, your stats page has a bug – it says i read 67 books, 55 of which were still in the latest list and 12 which had been removed, but overall total was 66.

    This is a huge job and much appreciated, but I just thought you should know.

    • Arukiyomi 18 November, 2010, 12:07 pm

      yep comment made it but I’ve been in a village without power for five weeks. thanks for the tips. I will get onto it eventually and sort out the issues. Just I’m moving house next week to the highlands of papua new guinea so give me a while!

    • Arukiyomi 29 November, 2010, 11:15 am

      Hi Tim… now that I’ve settled down with a decent net connection, would you mind emailing your spreadsheet copy to arukiyomi AT johnandsheena.co.uk and I will attempt to isolate the error that causes the stats not to work for you. Many thanks.

    • Arukiyomi 12 December, 2010, 2:00 am

      Hi Tim… sorry this has taken me ages to clarify but living 5 weeks in a village with no electricity and then relocating to the highlands of Papua New Guinea doesn’t do wonders for your online presence.

      Tom Sawyer has never been on the 1001 books list so, as far as I can tell, I’ve never missed it. If you have info that proves Sawyer was there, please let me know. It definitely wasn’t in the latest 2010 edition and if it was in the 2006 first edition, there are an awful lot of people out there who are wrong along with me. My edition of the 2008 book is, unfortunately, thousands of miles away in the UK so I can’t check that.

      As for the stats page, could you please email your spreadsheet to me at j-s.grummitt AT sil.org.pg and I’ll be able to check that. It’s easier for me to check formula errors on a spreadsheet that it in use rather than start with a blank one because it may just be one or two cells in the whole thing that are messed up.

      Thanks for helping make the spreadsheet even better!

  • Amanda 25 November, 2010, 10:07 pm

    Hi Arukiyomi,

    I’ve been a fan of your spreadsheet and have been using the lite version for about a year now. I’d like to buy the full version but i wanted to double check something first: can I use it on more than one computer? For example, right now I’m using my laptop but would like to be able to transfer any updated data to a version on my desktop as well.
    thanks again for a great product!

    • Arukiyomi 29 November, 2010, 11:37 am

      Hi Amanda, thanks for your support. Yes, you can use it on as many computers as you want as long as they are your computers. It sounds like they are both your computers so that’s fine. Putting a copy on your computer and, say, your friend’s wouldn’t make my world go round, so to speak 😉

  • id 14 January, 2011, 5:11 pm

    Hi,

    Did you use to have this in a simple excel file instead of a zip. Mind putting the excel file type (.xslsx) instead of a .zip file.

    • Arukiyomi 15 January, 2011, 10:40 am

      no it’s always been zipped up. I pay for bandwidth by the megabyte and so to send it to you unzipped costs me. I’m not going to do that if you want the Lite version. There are plenty of programs for free out there which will unzip these… even Windows will unzip files for you.

      Of course, if you get the Full or Developer versions, you’ve scratched my back and I’ll scratch yours…. just get in touch once your payment goes through.

  • Doug 9 May, 2011, 4:02 pm

    Being thinking… How about an app for the iPad to manage the reading?

  • Doug 21 May, 2011, 8:53 am

    [quote comment=”25365″]Being thinking… How about an app for the iPad to manage the reading?[/quote]
    Absolutely. Have a serious number in iBooks already, and would be really great to link through!

    It’s an app I would gladly buy!,

    • Arukiyomi 21 May, 2011, 10:22 am

      all very well but I need someone to step up and give me the startup capital for this so that I can buy a mac, an ipad or iphone and join the apple ipad dev program. As soon as one of you can help me with that, I’ll be up and running. Otherwise, this will never get off the ground. I’m eager to take on the challenge but as a self-funded linguist working in Papua New Guinea I simply don’t have the cash to lay down for all that equipment simply to code an app that, if the current spreadsheet is anything to go by, will take years to recoup the cost of my initial outlay. So, back to Autumnesf and yourself and the many many others who would like to see this developed.

      Maybe I should start a “donate if you want me to make an iPad app” page where people can pay in advance and I return all the money to you guys if it doesn’t reach a certain amount in a certain period of time? How does that sound?

  • Darlene 30 May, 2011, 5:44 am

    Hi, there!

    I have the Full version. #307 (The Taebeck Mountains) is in black font color, so what list is it from? Also, there is no hyperlink for that book title.

    Thanks,
    Darlene

    • Arukiyomi 30 May, 2011, 10:32 am

      sorry about that. The book should be blue i.e. remaining since 2006 because, AFAIK it is on the 2010 list still (I don’t have a version of that edition to hand so if not please let me know someone).

      a small number of books have no hyperlink because I could find zero info about them on the web worth linking to. I can’t remember them all now but you won’t notice the others necessarily because they’re colour-coded. You only noticed this one because I forgot to colour it.

      • Arukiyomi 30 May, 2011, 10:51 am

        right… I’ve just been through and not only changed The Taebaek Mountains to blue but also found that a couple of book links were underlined and I’ve corrected a typo in some instructions that someone with a very sharp eye spotted a long while ago.

        These changes are effective for downloads from now on for both the Full and Developer versions. If anyone has the Full version already and would like the changes made, email me your spreadsheet and I will make them for you and return it. If you’re a strong>Developer you should be able to make the changes yourself very easily. If you can’t figure it out, email me and I’ll let you know how.

        Thanks for your help in improving the spreadsheet guys!

  • jteshuwah 1 August, 2012, 8:41 pm

    I was just wondering how negotiations were going with the “1001” people. i signed your petition a few weeks ago, and was wondering how things were looking for a revised spreadsheet for the new 2012 edition, due out in October. So excited! peace

    • Arukiyomi 3 August, 2012, 12:32 pm

      Hey there… talks are continuing. FYI, if I am allowed to produce a new edition of the spreadsheet for the October release, I won’t be able to do anything until mid-late November because I will be travelling throughout September and October. So, I suggest you don’t hold your breath! Thanks for your support though.

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