It’s been one of those days, this is going up about 10 hours after I meant it to. Such is life in the middle of the worst winter storms in my area since the 80’s. Sorry, Inkitt.
A couple of months back, I talked about an iOS App for Inkitt — well, today, they launched the Android version. Who’s Inkitt, you ask?
On the surface, Inkitt (www.inkitt.com) is a platform where aspiring writers can share their novels and inquisitive readers can unearth fresh content. But under the hood, we are democratizing publishing: The Inkitt algorithm analyzes reading behavior to predict future bestsellers. In other words: if readers love it, Inkitt publishes it.
It looks like the iOS App was pretty well received ( featured on the US App Store but also on numerous other App Stores around the world, as well as on the front page of Product Hunt, ranking in the top 10 in Tech).
“It was a great reward to see Inkitt featured as a top app in numerous App Stores around the world and receive such great feedback from users” says Inkitt’s Founder and CEO, Ali Albazaz. “Readers were really excited about the iOS app but kept asking when we’re launching on Android too. We heard them, worked really hard and today we’re bringing Inkitt to Android devices. All readers will now be able to discover tomorrow’s bestsellers on the go and read great novels by upcoming authors wherever they are.”
Inkitt for Android – 4 key features:
- Access to thousands of novels from all fiction genres: fantasy, sci-fi, mystery, thriller, horror, romance, drama, action, adventure, YA and more
- Personalized reading suggestions: hand-picked novels based on a reader’s favorite fiction genres
- Customizable look to match user preferences (e.g. font size, color combinations)
- Online/Offline: readers can save novels to their offline library to access them anytime
Beyond being a platform connecting aspiring authors with book lovers, Inkitt’s mission is to become the world’s fairest publishing house: Its in-house developed algorithm analyzes reading behavior to determine the potential of a novel to become the next bestseller. Using this unique data-driven approach, Inkitt wants to ensure that great works by new and talented writers never again stay in the dark.
Here’s some screen shots:
Check out some more details about the app back on my post about the iOS version.
So far, I’ve really enjoyed my interactions with the folks at Inkitt and what I’ve read from them — give it a shot. I’m downloading the App as soon as I hit “Publish.” Once again, the link for the Android app is: https://inkitt.app.link/androidglobal.
Some of this material was taken from Inkitt’s Press Release provided to me by the company. I assume they don’t mind, since they put it better than I could.