October 22, 2014

BookScout: A New Book Recommendation App From Random House Launching Tuesday on Facebook

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UPDATE: The BookScout app for Facebook is now live. (Monday, January 21, 2012).

From The NY Times:

On Tuesday, the [Random House] digital unit will release an app called BookScout that lets users share favorite books with friends and then receive reading recommendations based on their own preferences. (It was released to Random House employees last week.)Screenshot at Jan 20 21 13 32 BookScout: A New Book Recommendation App From Random House Launching Tuesday on Facebook

The sharing takes place on Facebook but is focused just on books, and it is stripped of the social network’s extras, like chat groups.

[Our emphasis] The app features selections from all publishers, not just those of Random House, which are available to buy using links to major retailers.

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