Bookish Releases “New” Reading App for iOS

mzl.uxccaaat.480x480-75[1]Bookish, aka legacy publishing's digital white elephant, has just released a new reading app for iOS. Bookish has been in development for over 2 years now, so it was something of a surprise that their apps don't offer the same functions as the website. The new app looks to be a standard Epub ebook app from Bluefire, a specialist in this niche, and will let you read Epub and PDF that you buy from Bookish.

When Bookish launched several weeks ago it was touted as being a new online community that would help members discover their next read. It has been likened to a cross between GoodReads and Amazon, only without that pesky independence (Bookish is owned by Penguin, Hachette, and S&S) and without Amazon's recommendation engine.

You can find the new app in iTunes. Bookish also has an Android app in Google Play.

I have been trying the website myself, and about the only interesting detail I have uncovered is the rather bizarre TOS (the ones which promise to ban you from the site for referring to the TOS as bizarre). After 2 weeks I still don't see what this site offers that makes it better than the competition. Anyone?

About Nate Hoffelder (11394 Articles)
Nate Hoffelder is the founder and editor of The Digital Reader: "I've been into reading ebooks since forever, but I only got my first ereader in July 2007. Everything quickly spiraled out of control from there. Before I started this blog in January 2010 I covered ebooks, ebook readers, and digital publishing for about 2 years as a part of MobileRead Forums. It's a great community, and being a member is a joy. But I thought I could make something out of how I covered the news for MobileRead, so I started this blog."

1 Comment on Bookish Releases “New” Reading App for iOS

  1. I haven’t worked up the strength — or interest — to dig into the site for a post yet.

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