Apple Now Highlighting Self-Published ‘Breakout Books’ in iBookstore

Apple has added a new tool to help readers discover self-published books called Breakout Books.

The titles on the Breakout Books lists are hand-picked books from emerging authors who have earned high ratings from customers. Apple explains Breakout Books in the iBookstore, as a place to “find the next reading sensation.”

Breakout Books includes lists of works in genres such as romance, sci-fi & fantasy, and mysteries & thrillers. Books on the list include: One More Day by M. Malone, Ember by Jessica Sorensen, and The Witch’s Ladder by Dana Donovan. The list includes a number of titles from self-publishing plaform Smashwords. Smashwords founder Mark Coker shared his favorite app in this week’s edition of  our What’s Your Favorite App? column.

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