Bookish apps you should know about

What's the use of a smartphone if we can't transform it into a reading device, right! There are so many ways to surround ourselves with great books, and thanks to book apps, this now includes times when we're on the go. Check out this list of bookish apps which are some of my personal favorites, each listed with their unique selling points from their websites.

Kindle Reading App

Buy Once, Read Everywhere. You don't need to own a Kindle device to enjoy Kindle books. Download one of our free Kindle apps to start reading Kindle books on all your devices. The Kindle app is available for every major smartphone, tablet, and computer. That means with our free Kindle reading apps, you can buy a Kindle book once, and read it on any device with the Kindle app installed. And of course, you can also read that same Kindle book on a Kindle device if you own one.

Chapters Indigo App

Shop faster and easier. Shop on the go with secure checkout. Scan product barcodes for reviews or to buy & ship. Easily create a wish list or gift lists. Rewards in your pocket: Your digital rewards card is always with you. Instant access to your rewards and
personalized recommendations. Set your favourite store: Locate your closest store and check in to see what's in stock. Connect on Facebook: Share your location, the products you like and find friends.

Goodreads App

Tap into the world's largest social network for readers with the Goodreads app! Read thousands of book reviews by your friends and other Goodreads members, keep a virtual bookshelf of what you've read, and build your to-read list as you discover great books on the app. Goodreads is a free service for everyone who reads. We have more than 8,500,000 members who have added more than 300,000,000 books.

Kobo App

Read Anytime, Anywhere with Free Kobo eReading Apps. Browse and shop over 4 million eBooks including new releases, and bestsellers. Automatically syncs your library across all your devices including iPad, iPhone, Android, Mac, PC, and all Kobo eReaders. Choose from multiple font sizes and styles, plus read in day or night mode.

iBooks App

iBooks is an amazing way to download and read books. iBooks includes the iBooks Store, where you can download the latest bestselling books or your favorite classics – day or night. Browse your library on a beautiful bookshelf, tap a book to open it, flip through pages with a swipe or a tap, and bookmark or add notes to your favorite passages.

Google Play Books App

Choose from millions of books on Google Play including new releases, New York Times® bestsellers, textbooks and free classics. Easily adjust font size and customize even more of your reading experience. Read online or offline and pick up where you left off on your phone, tablet, or computer. Get started reading today!

Wattpad App (free stories & books!)

The fun and fast way to take your stories where you want to go. Anytime. Anywhere. Wattpad is the world's largest community for discovering and sharing stories. It's a new form of entertainment connecting readers and writers through storytelling, and best of all, it's entirely free. With thousands of new stories added every day, an incredibly active community of readers, and the ability to read on your computer, phone, or tablet, Wattpad is the only place that offers a truly social, and entirely mobile reading experience.

Audible App (for audio books, yay!)

Enjoy books in a whole new way: Great narrators make a story come alive. Be more productive: Transform your commute, workout, or chores into listening time. Listen anytime, anyplace: Listens with the free Audible app on your smartphone or tablet. 

Overdrive Book App (for library books, double yay!!)

Read, Listen, Enjoy. Read and listen to eBooks & audiobooks from your library on the go or at home with OverDrive Media Console. The app is available for every major desktop and mobile platform, including Windows, Mac, iPad, iPhone, Android phones and tablets, Kindle, NOOK, Windows 8 PC and tablet, Blackberry and Windows Phone.

Happy reading everyone!

Stacey D. Atkinson is the author of the newly released novel Stuck, which she published via her independent company Mirror Image Publishing.    

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