Bookticker, a new data-driven website for ebook deals, launched today. The platform uses metadata feeds from publishers to display new ebook deals in real time.
Bookticker specifically focuses on promoting bestselling titles with reduced prices, publisher-promoted titles and titles that’ve fallen in price without any promotion.
“We wanted to create a site that would promote publisher deals but also expose deals that consumers may not otherwise find,” said Founder Greg Aden. “We also wanted to generate deal visibility that was purely publisher-driven rather than the result of pressured discounting by the major retailers.”
On Bookticker, new deals are listed next to a button that notes how much titles have been discounted on Amazon, Apple, Barnes & Noble or Google Books. Additionally, Bookticker includes a section for free ebooks and sends out a newsletter for daily ebook deals.
So far, Macmillan, HarperCollins and BelleBooks are among the publishers that have partnered with Bookticker.
“This is one of our differentiating features: giving publishers a place to expand their branding and show consumers that searching by publishers can be a great way of finding a list of titles curated just for them,” said Aden.
The venture comes from digital solutions provider NetRead Software and Services, which delivers metadata and ebook content to more than 400 international retailers.
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