Wednesday, December 16, 2009
"Random Reads" Facebook Application
"The Random House Group has created the first Facebook application to allow users to read and share free extracts from books. The Random Reads app allows users to add RHG book jacket covers from authors as diverse as Irvine Welsh, Sebastian Faulks, Danny Wallace and Lisa Jewell to their profiles, walls and homepages. Clicking on the book jacket launches the app which contains an extract of the book, information about the author and related books, and options to email to a friend or buy the book. The extracts are searchable, and text size can be changed to suit the reader"