Publisher Offers Book Recommendations Based On Your Facebook Timeline

Publisher Offers Book Recommendations Based On Your Facebook Timeline

Random House's app seeks to strengthen the publishing industry by tapping into social media communities.

Keerthana Jagadeesh
  • 19 june 2013

Random House launched its Facebook app, BookScout, that links users to books they might like, using the data on their Facebook timelines.

The app takes into consideration your ‘likes’, ‘comments’, ‘tags’ and the general information on your Facebook timelines to predict the books you might enjoy. The nice thing about Random House‘s app is that it recommends in-print books published by other publishing houses like Harper Collins and even the online retail giant, Amazon Publishing.

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