Some readers have a problem: bookshelves packed full of titles that they can’t bear to part with, but can’t take anywhere and can’t buy more. What happens when you want to buy a new book but don’t want to get rid of something you bought, held, wrote in. Plus, what if you want to read it again? Or need when you aren’t at home?
Insert Shelfie, a new (and free) app that readers can use to find and buy ebook versions of printed books they already own at a discounted price. You just have to take a photo of your bookshelf, aka a shelfie, and find deals that publishers will offer to help clear your clutter.
Techly reports on this new app and writes that Shelfie is creating a new road for readers by getting ebook versions with their prints. This could be a huge shift in the publishing world and truly impact budgets, profits and promotions and should be watched closely.