Oct
09

Boosh! Angry Robot book sharing (for free!) in the UK and Ireland

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Due to our history of innovation we’re often contacted by start-up companies in the publishing realm (I love the word “realm”, don’t you? realm, realm, realm…) *ahem* Sometimes these companies bring us pie-in-the-sky ideas, or rehashes of things that exist elsewhere, but sometimes, just sometimes, we hear from someone with a really interesting idea.

Evanidus was one such company.Boosh

Evanidus are in the process of launching a new service called Boosh – it stands for Booshare, and it’s a way to spread the love of an ebook you’ve enjoyed by sharing it with your friends through social media networks. The books are shared on mobile phones. And the best bit? The first X number of people to download the app and the books get the books for free!

The pilot of this service will run in the UK and Ireland only, at first. You can download the Android app right now, but the iOS app has been delayed slightly due to the recent launch of iOS7 – expect this within 2-3 weeks or so…

Angry Robot will be the first SF/F publisher involved in the programme, and a whole host of our authors have signed up for it, already. We’ll bring you information about them over the coming weeks.

TheAlchemistOfSoulsFirst our of the gate is Anne Lyle, with the first in her Night’s Masque trilogy, The Alchemist of Souls.

If you live in the UK and have an Android phone you can test out the system right away and download Anne’s book! And if (“if”! when) you discover how much you love it, you can share it with a friend! Simply head to Anne’s Facebook page (facebook.com/AnneLyle.author) and hit the LIKE button, grab the Boosh app from the Google Play store, and settle down for a great read!

5 Comments

1

Sounds brilliant. When will we be able to use it in Australia?

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+1 Paul Whipp’s comment.

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I can’t wait for this to come to the US!

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