‘Any New Books?’ is a free notification service that was developed to alert you to new books in ... More
‘Any New Books?’ is a free notification service that was developed to alert you to new books in categories of your choice. You can currently select from 42 categories that span a broad range of subjects (you’re free to pick however many categories you’d like). For each category that you select when you sign up, you will receive one weekly digest of hand-picked new book releases. The selection process is not automated, because we believe a human editor is better able to pick books that will better appeal to a wide audience.
Last updated 8 Nov 2011
Published 8 Nov 2011
I love a really useful app that doesn’t need too much driving and so I’m certainly going to be signing up for this free one. If you’re an avid reader of books I strongly suggest you consider doing the same.
If like me you spend a lot of time in book stores looking at the latest release lists or scouring the book reviews in the Sunday supplements then anynewbooks.com could get you some of your time back. Where has it been all my life you might ask, or at least where has it been since the dawn of the internet. Well it’s here now so let’s make use of it.
By signing up you can mark your interests against over 40 genres of book. Just enter your preferred email address and then sit back and wait for the nice people at the other end of the line to email you the details of new releases that match your criteria. What’s more they’ll do it every week on a Wednesday or Thursday with a separate email for each of your selected genres.
Each title listed comes with a staff recommendation along with more details about the books. If any take your fancy then you can simply click the link and you’ll be straight through to Amazon to make a purchase. You can of course also share the good news with your friends by spreading the word via Facebook and Twitter.
For anyone who loves books then this is a no-brainer as far as I can see. It might not do much for the book store trade but then I suppose you can’t have everything.