Andrew is excited by the new update and I hope that the Apple Book Store can grow to be as big (or bigger) than the Kindle book store.
Apple has gotten the rights to develop Gregory David Robert’s Shantaram book as a drama series. It will be produced by Anonymous Content and Paramount Television.
It’s now called Apple Books, and it has plenty of new features that should keep readers happy.
It’s World Book Day, so Jeff hung around the TMO water cooler and asked whoever came by to give me suggestions on something cool to read.
Amazon is celebrating World Book Day with a list of free Kindle ebooks from around the world. You can check them out in Amazon’s Kindle book store.
The year is winding down, and as we get ready for 2018, it’s nice to look back to see what the best 2017 apps of this year were.
Improvements to iBooks in iOS 11 I’d like to see include barcode scanning and book playlists.
A cool website called BookBub offers eBook recommendations. You can choose from a variety of book genres you’re interested in, including Mysteries, Thrillers and Action; Romance; Fiction; Fantasy, Science Fiction, Horror; Teen and Young Readers; and Nonfiction. BookBub specifically suggests eBooks that are on sale. I’ve used BookBub for a couple of years, and I’ve gotten eBooks as low as US$0.99. It displays eBooks from Amazon, Google Play and iBooks. BookBub has an iOS app, but that version only shows iBooks offerings. If you sign up via the website, you’ll also see Amazon and Google offerings. After you select the genres you like, you can get a daily email with eBook deals.
Staying on top of all the great books coming out is pretty hard, which is why we’re glad when NPR’s Book Concierge list comes out each year. The 2016 list is out with more than 300 titles worth checking out. The book suggestions are divided into categories such as Biography & Memoir, Eye-Opening Reads, Kids Books, Funny Stuff, and more. Be sure to check out Staff Picks for a great go-to list of book suggestions. Each title includes iBooks and Amazon, local library, and independent book store links so you don’t have to go hunting. Links to previous Book Concierge lists are there, too, in case you want even more suggestions.