DATA DRIVEN PUBLISHER INKITT LAUNCHES IOS APP
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.
I was first introduced to Inkitt maybe two or three months earlier this year. An author had contacted me and asked me to check out her story on there. I made an account and although I haven’t used Inkitt as often as I like, I think that’s going to be quickly remedied with the app. I can now read on the go, which is important for someone like me who’s always on the go!
Some awesome 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
If you haven’t guessed already, I got to test this glorious app before release!
I tried out the available features and I must say I enjoyed it. The app is clean and works smoothly and quickly (as long as your wifi isn’t on its last leg), which is imperative when you’re reading a book that’s got you chewing on your nails. I loved the fact that I can change the font size and colors when I’m reading stories. It may seem like a small thing, but I really do enjoy not having to hold my phone up to my face and/or squinting while I’m reading, give your eyes a rest (they deserve it!). I really liked the online/offline feature because as I said before, I’m always traveling, so now I can read while I travel with or without wifi.
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 best sellers 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!
You can watch a video about what the Inkitt App can do here!
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 democratizing publishing: Inkitt is built on an algorithm which analyzes reading patterns to predict future bestsellers. Using this unique data- and readers-driven approach to uncover highly addictive stories, Inkitt’s 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.
Thank you to Eleanna from Inkitt for giving me the opportunity to test out the Inkitt app! I appreciated it and most enjoyed myself!
Disclaimer: I was not paid nor compensated in any way, shape, or form, for this promotion post.
Are you/Have you tried out the new Inkitt app yet? Let me know what you think!