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?

Nate Hoffelder

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Nate Hoffelder is the founder and editor of The Digital Reader. He has been blogging about indie authors since 2010 while learning new tech skills weekly. He fixes author sites, and shares what he learns on The Digital Reader's blog. In his spare time, he fosters dogs for A Forever Home, a local rescue group.

1 Comment

  1. Mike Cane19 February, 2013

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


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