Wednesday, November 16, 2016

Book Feature - Inkitt app for iOS


Welcome to Always Trust In Books' very first book related feature post! I am very excited as it is a big one, a new app that will brings tens of thousands of books straight to your smart phone. (First to iOS and eventually to Android as well). 

Here I will be sharing Inkitt's press release about the app as well as some introductory photos to show you the format and style that Inkitt is adopting with its reading app. First a few details on Inkitt themselves and then below the About section will be the full press release about their upcoming product!

About Inkitt
On the surface, Inkitt is a platform where budding writers can share their novels and inquisitive readers can unearth fresh content. But under the hood, we are democratising publishing: Inkitt is built on an algorithm which analyses reading patterns to predict future bestsellers. Using this unique data- and readers-driven approach to uncover highly addictive stories, Inkitts goal is to remove the middle person so that a blockbuster book is never rejected by a publishing house again. In other words, if readers love it, Inkitt publishes it.

Inkitt empowers readers and publishers to discover world’s next best sellers

BERLIN, NOVEMBER 16, 2016: Inkitt, the world’s first algorithm-based book publisher, is introducing an iOS app for iPhone and iPad available to readers globally today.

In less than 2 years from launch, Inkitt has attracted over 700,000 unique readers: the iOS app will give book lovers and publishers greater access to Inkitt’s digital library of over 80,000 stories by up-and-coming authors.

“As more people read digitally we want to make it easier and faster for people to access great literature wherever they are, whether on the go or relaxing at home,” says Inkitt’s Founder and CEO, Ali Albazaz. “Inkitt’s iOS app will better enable emerging authors to share their work with test readership groups and give readers globally the opportunity to turn the page on one of the world’s next best sellers.”

Key features include:

·       Access to 80,000 stories in every genre: fantasy, sci-fi, romance, thriller, horror, adventure, action and more.

·       Personalized suggestions: hand-picked novels based on reader’s preferences.

·       App customization according to user preferences (e.g. font size, colors).

·       Online/Offline: readers can save novels to their offline library to access them without an internet connection.

Beyond being a platform connecting authors and readers, Inkitt has developed an in-house algorithm that analyzes reading behavior to determine if a novel has the potential to become a bestseller. Using this unique data-driven approach, Inkitt aims to help emerging writers achieve their dreams of getting published by becoming a point of reference for publishers looking to uncover the world’s next best sellers. 

Back in April, Inkitt announced the signing of the platform’s first algorithm-chosen novel, Bright Star, a Young Adult fantasy novel written by Texan author Erin Swan and signed for publication with Tor Books. Since July, Inkitt has published another 3 novels: Catalyst Moon: Incursion by Lauren L. Garcia (Fantasy), Just Juliet by Charlotte Reagan (YA Romance) and I Was A Bitch by Emily Ruben (YA Romance Mystery). Both Just Juliet and I Was A Bitch became bestsellers in their respective categories upon launch.

Inkitt’s iOS app was released in beta in Australia and Canada earlier this year and is now available for download globally here. (Link)

I want to say a huge thank you to Inkitt for giving me the opportunity to share their amazing new product with everyone who follows Always Trust In Books. And I want to say a massive thank you to those who support ATIB with the comments, shares and RTs. Please leave a comment telling me what you thought of the post and other book related awesomeness.

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