PALO ALTO, CA--(Marketwired - Jun 6, 2013) - Today, Slice officially launched Bookshelf, a social and fun way to share and discover books with your friends. Slice Bookshelf is the first and only social book network that automatically builds your virtual library. Bookshelf makes it fun and effortless to create and share collections, explore what your friends are reading, start discussions and even borrow and lend books.
Dive into Bookshelf and start sharing and exploring content as soon as you sign up. Create bookshelves customized by genre or theme and easily share them with your friends and followers. Follow friends, thought leaders and featured bloggers to discover titles you'd like to read. Scroll through your Book Feed to check out new activity, post comments and ask your burning questions about specific books and bookshelves.
"A great book stays with us long after we turn the last page, and the experience is made even better by sharing with friends," said Scott Brady, CEO and co-founder of Slice. "We built Bookshelf with social connections at the core, so recommendations come from the people you know and trust."
So why use Bookshelf to discover your next great read?
- Start conversations. Spark discussions and engage with other book-loving friends by commenting on their activity, sharing your opinions and asking questions. The Grapes of Wrath may be a literary masterpiece, but what did you really think? Express the way you feel about books and view friends' ratings for a sense of what they liked, what they didn't and what you have in common.
- Discover new content. Follow your friends, thought leaders and featured bloggers to uncover recommendations from people who interest you and get suggestions in specific categories. Going on a trip to Italy? Browse your jetsetter friend's travel bookshelf for guidebooks beyond Rick Steves.
- Borrow and lend with friends. When you opt to add a book to your "Want To Read" list, Bookshelf displays the friends who've read it and encourages you to send them a request to borrow it. You can pay it forward by lending your copy of Twilight to the coworker who shamelessly wants to borrow it. No judgments here!
- Dive right in. Bookshelf automatically builds your library with books you've liked on Facebook or bought online -- you can even import your books directly from Goodreads. Spend your time discovering new titles rather than chronicling your reading history.
Bookshelf is the second product from Slice, the company behind the popular Slice shopping app, which was named the top shopping app in WIRED magazine's app guide, the "new BFF" for online shoppers by CNN and "the only app you need to keep track of the stuff you buy online" by Business Insider. Like the Slice shopping app, Bookshelf syncs with your email inbox to automatically pull information from your past book purchases, so you can effortlessly keep track of -- and opt to share -- your favorite books with friends and family.
To sign up for Bookshelf, visit www.slicebookshelf.com.
Slice uses the information buried in your email inbox to create fun and useful consumer applications and experiences. The popular flagship app, Slice, provides a simple way for consumers to manage all their purchases, organize receipts, track shipping, take advantage of price adjustments and improve their shopping experiences. Slice Bookshelf is the easiest way to share and discover books with friends. Based in Palo Alto, CA, Slice is privately held with funding from DCM, Lightspeed Venture Partners, Michael Birch, FLOODGATE, Innovation Endeavors (Eric Schmidt) and Rick Thompson. For more information, visit www.slice.com.