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Books From BlackBerry App World For World Book Day

Not to be outdone by Apple with Random House joining the iBookstore on World Book Day, we’ve selected some books to enjoy on your beautiful BlackBerry device. We can’t wait to see the PlayBook, these books will work so well on that, check these out…



Ever sat on the train and spotted somebody reading a book that you have been meaning to buy? Or do you find carrying bulky books around in your handbag a pain in the shoulder? The Kobo application for BlackBerry smartphones brings a virtual library of over 2 million e-books to your device meaning that reading couldn’t be easier. Previews allow you to read a chapter of a book before committing to purchase, while offline reading lets you download and read books on-the-go. Handy for long journeys, work breaks or even just for leisure, Kobo for BlackBerry means that your library travels with you.
Some highlights … 
• It’s easy to add books, and just as easy to read them
• Adjustable text guarantees an enjoyable reading experience
• Night Mode and brightness controls keep text clear and comfortable
• Millions of free and affordable books available in the Kobo Store
• Offline reading lets you download and read books wherever you go
• SD support lets you carry more books
• Automatic bookmarking means you’ll never lose your place
• Bluetooth® support lets you sync your Kobo eReader wirelessly

Plus, the Kobo app for BlackBerry® smartphones is just one part of the Kobo service. Install other free Kobo apps on your computer or select tablets, and you’ll be able to access all the same Kobo Store books you have on your smartphone. Read on another device then sync your smartphone, and your bookmarks will update automatically. With Kobo your library travels with you no matter how or where you choose to read. 




If you are interested in new literary works, or want to share your own masterpiece, then the app from Wattpad, the world’s most popular ebook community, is perfect for you. Wattpad, hailed as the ‘YouTube for eBooks’, lets you access hundreds of thousands of original novels, short stories and poems. Some are brilliant, some are good and some would benefit from a sub-editor’s input, but they are all free and you can read them either on the go or download them for offline reading. Support your favourites by voting for them and share on Twitter. Wattpad’s auto-scroll feature is very handy and can be set to the speed you prefer.

Known as "YouTube for ebooks", Wattpad is where readers and writers discover, share and connect. Whether you’re looking for original romance, mystery, teen, vampires or science fiction, you’ll find it here. If you’re a Twilight, Gossip Girls, Vampire Diaries or Harry Potter fan, you’ll find lots of great fan fiction. After you read it, share your comments with other readers or leave a suggestion for the author.


My Books


Ever loaned your favourite book to a friend and then promptly forgotten all about it? Or have you ever been recommended a book and then forgotten the name of it when staring blankly at the shelves in Waterstones? Thought so. This clever little app is a perfect companion for you, the well-meaning but forgetful book lover! It allows you to track all of the books in your list, as well as all of the books you intend to read in the future. You can also add any of the books in your inventory into the ‘books I’ve lent’ list with a note of who you’ve lent it to and when – so you never lose track of your favourite books again. It comes equipped with social media buttons so you can share the books you’ve read/are reading on Facebook or Twitter. BlackBerry Torch users can scan the EAN 13 code of any book and add it to their directory with no need for typing!


Little Book of Books The (ebook)


"If you don’t know your Harry Potter from your Harold Pinter, then this is the only publication you’ll ever need! Too stressed to read The Little Book of Calm? No time to plough through A Brief History of Time? Too depressed to open Prozac Nation? This Little Book of Literature is a complete library in your pocket.


Joanne Carter, creator of the world’s most popular mobile photography and art website—— TheAppWhisperer platform has been a pivotal cyberspace for mobile artists of all abilities to learn about, to explore, to celebrate and to share mobile artworks. Joanne’s compassion, inclusivity, and humility are hallmarks in all that she does, and is particularly evident in the platform she has built. In her words, “We all have the potential to remove ourselves from the centre of any circle and to expand a sphere of compassion outward; to include everyone interested in mobile art, ensuring every artist is within reach”, she has said. Promotion of mobile artists and the art form as a primary medium in today’s art world, has become her life’s focus. She has presented lectures bolstering mobile artists and their art from as far away as the Museum of Art in Seoul, South Korea to closer to her home in the UK at Focus on Imaging. Her experience as a jurist for mobile art competitions includes: Portugal, Canada, US, S Korea, UK and Italy. And her travels pioneering the breadth of mobile art includes key events in: Frankfurt, Naples, Amalfi Coast, Paris, Brazil, London. Pioneering the world’s first mobile art online gallery - has extended her reach even further, shipping from London, UK to clients in the US, Europe and The Far East to a global group of collectors looking for exclusive art to hang in their homes and offices. The online gallery specialises in prints for discerning collectors of unique, previously unseen signed limited edition art. Her journey towards becoming The App Whisperer, includes (but is not limited to) working for a paparazzi photo agency for several years and as a deputy editor for a photo print magazine. Her own freelance photographic journalistic work is also widely acclaimed. She has been published extensively both within the UK and the US in national and international titles. These include The Times, The Sunday Times, The Guardian, Popular Photography & Imaging, dpreview, NikonPro, Which? and more recently with the BBC as a Contributor, Columnist at Vogue Italia and Contributing Editor at LensCulture. Her professional photography has also been widely exhibited throughout Europe, including Italy, Portugal and the UK. She is currently writing several books, all related to mobile art and is always open to requests for new commissions for either writing or photography projects or a combination of both. Please contact her at:

One Comment

  • Nicky

    Thank you for this great article, I have been searching for another reading application other than Wattpad. You helped me a great deal!