New Facebook App Allows Book Sharing December 28, 2009Posted by pupfiction in Uncategorized.
Tags: books, digital, Facebook, internet, publishing, Random House
The Random House publishing group has developed an application on Facebook titled “Random Reads” which enables users to read free chapters and excerpts, search the text, and make suggestions to fellow friends and users. It would seem from this article by TeleRead, that the application will also foster relationships between the users and authors, enabling authors to share additional excerpts and suggestions. As the application is from Random House, it obviously only offers their titles, but as of early December had over 7,000 titles available. I checked out the application myself, and with only 28 fans and 86 monthly users, I have to question whether this application is worth investing time in or if it has just been poorly marketed.
Has anyone used this application yet? What do you think of it? Is it just another marketing ploy or truly innovative?