Data-driven publisher Inkitt announced today the global launch of its iOS app for iPhone and iPad that will give readers access to Inkitt’s digital library of more than 80,000 stories. The app was previously only available in Canada and Australia.
“As more people read digitally we want to make it easier and faster for people to access great literature wherever they are, whether on the go or relaxing at home,” says Inkitt’s founder and CEO, Ali Albazaz. “Inkitt’s iOS app will better enable emerging authors to share their work with test readership groups and give readers globally the opportunity to turn the page on one of the world’s next best sellers.”
The app features stories in every genre, including fantasy, sci-fi, romance, thriller, horror and adventure, and includes personalized suggestions based on readers’ preferences. The visuals of the app can also be customized (fonts, colors, etc.), and readers can save stories to read offline.
Inkitt uses an algorithm to analyze reading patterns and thereby predict future bestsellers. Using this data-driven approach to find appealing stories, Inkitt’s goal is to remove the gatekeepers and ensure that a blockbuster book is never rejected by a publishing house again.
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