With Penguin, HarperCollins, Kobo, and B&N giving away ebooks or excerpts to travelers, 2015 has turned into the year of the ebook freebie. Now Simon & Schuster is getting into the act (for the second time).
The publisher is partnering with ebook startup Glose and hotels.com to give away ebooks to travelers who book a two-night stay in select US destinations through the website.
Titles at launch include Mr. Mercedes by Stephen King, The Glass Rainbow by James Lee Burke, The White Queen by Philippa Gregory, I am Pilgrim by Terry Hayes, You by Caroline Kepnes, Crazy Love You by Lisa Unger, and The Ascendant by Drew Chapman. New titles will be added and rotated within the program periodically.
The ebooks can be read through the Glose app for iOS and Android, and that detail comes as a surprise. Glose launched last year as a social reading app, so today's news represents a pivot for the startup which will bring much needed revenue and publicity.
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