Reading has traditionally been viewed as a solitary activity. However, as book clubs increase in popularity — an estimated 5 million people now belong to at least one — reading is transforming into a shared experience. Librify helps to facilitate that sharing, providing avid readers with tools they can use to track their friends’ progress through books, share personal notes, and see which parts of specific novels were most loved and loathed by the people they care about the most.
An ebook platform and online subscription service that’s still in Beta, Librify turns reading into a shared experience. For a flat monthly fee, you can get access to a new “recommended” book each month. You also get a discount on other ebooks that you purchase through the service. More importantly, Librify has developed a social connection platform that you can use to create virtual book clubs with your friends. Find out what your friends are reading, how far along they are in particular books, and leave comments that they can see from within the web-based application. You can also “invite” friends to read books with you, which is an ideal solution for book club members.
Another major part of Librify is the platform’s recommendation engine. Members can see which books their friends loved, and they can purchase books based on Librify’s top picks. For people who love book clubs and use e-readers, Librify is worth checking out.
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