Apps: Flipboard Adds Books Category With Apple iBookstore Integration
From the Flipboard Blog:
Today, Flipboard welcomes a new category, Books, powered by 25 new sections containing the most popular books from Apple’s iBookstore. Reflecting as many genres as there are sections, it’s like browsing in a bookstore, right from your Flipboard
In addition to a write-up of the book from the publisher and an image of the book, each “article” also contains a quick way to download the book from the iBookstore. Once you get it, you can naturally enjoy all the features of iBooks on your iPhone or iPad, including fully illustrated books like children’s picture books, art books, photo books and cookbooks..
Flipboard’s new Books category, with all the iBookstore sections, are available in the local Flipboard Content Guides, including the U.S., U.K., Canada, Australia, France, Italy, Spain, Germany, The Netherlands and Brazil, only on iOS devices. Tap the red ribbon and scroll down to the country selector in “This Week” to explore books popular in any of these countries.
About Gary Price
Gary Price (firstname.lastname@example.org) is a librarian, writer, consultant, and frequent conference speaker based in the Washington D.C. metro area. He earned his MLIS degree from Wayne State University in Detroit. Price has won several awards including the SLA Innovations in Technology Award and Alumnus of the Year from the Wayne St. University Library and Information Science Program. From 2006-2009 he was Director of Online Information Services at Ask.com. Gary is also the co-founder of infoDJ an innovation research consultancy supporting corporate product and business model teams with just-in-time fact and insight finding.